Google removes AI Test Kitchen from Play and App Stores.

The AI Test Kitchen experience enabled people interact with projects driven by AI models like LaMDA 2 last year. To test the system’s focus, the model broke down a goal into subgroups and talked about dogs in the first set of experiments.

Google confirmed the change to 9to5Google, which originally reported the applications being pulled, and said AI Test Kitchen will focus on the web experience because upgrades are easier on one platform.

Google unveiled “Season 2” of the AI Test Kitchen with fresh experiments last November. They were never released. The Test Kitchen now hosts only MusicLM, a text-to-music language model project revealed at Google IO earlier this year.

This isn’t surprising as Google often shuts down apps and projects without warning. The rise of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Anthtropic’s Claude may further encourage the corporation to explore consumer product features.

Google Labs, launched at Google IO in May, lets consumers sign up for generative AI initiatives. Note that this page lists the MusicLM experiment.

Google’s various AI experiment offerings are on-brand for confusion. The AI Test Kitchen page has one experiment. A Google Labs page lists Search Labs, NotebookLM, Workspace, and MusicLM.