Google announced a feature for mobile phones called “Hum To Search”, which allows you to hum, sing, or whistle a melody to follow a song.

If you have the latest version of the Google search app or the Google search widget, you can tap the microphone icon and ask “What song is this?”

Find the song that hums in the Google Assistant
Find the song that hums in the Google AssistantFind the song that hums in the Google Assistant

In the Google Assistant, just say, “Ok Google, what song is this?” And hum the melody. Google will help you find it in about 10 to 15 seconds. This feature is currently available in English on iOS and in over 20 languages ​​on Android.

The search giant’s device learning algorithm helps find possible song matches after the user is done humming.

“Don’t worry, you don’t need a perfect pitch to use this feature,” Google said in a blog post.

Depending on the melody, it will show the most likely option and users can select the best combination, view any video clip, or listen to music in music apps.

Additionally, the California-based company has also updated its search algorithm to narrow the results for users. The company claims that one in 10 search queries are misspelled. Therefore, it introduces a new spelling algorithm which helps to understand the context of misspelled words to show the correct results.

Google has also extended its use of AI in search. It will now allow users to search for a video. It uses computer and voice recognition to automatically identify key moments in videos. The technology marks these moments in the video to walk through them like chapters in a book. For example, find a milestone in a recipe video or a home run on the highlights roll.

Another new feature is the introduction of multiple data sources directly into Google search. Datasets that were previously available under Open Data Commons are now accessible through Google search. If a user asks a question such as “how many people work in Chicago,” Google will provide statistics in visual form. It will also provide other relevant data points and context type statistics for other cities.

New ways to learn and shop with AR

As part of its SearchOn event, Google announced new ways to use its lens and augmented reality (AR) capabilities.

The lens allows people to search for anything using the camera that can recognize 15 billion things. In addition, it can translate more than 100 languages ​​and pronounce sentences aloud. With the goal, users can now get step-by-step help with homework on math, chemistry, biology, and physics problems.

For users who use Google to make purchases, the company has added a feature that will find the exact or similar elements for the image the user has touched and suggest ways to style it.

This feature is just one of many machine learning updates announced by the company this week, which are currently available in 20 languages. Results include artist name, album artwork, and a percentage that matches your vocal efforts.

Hum To Search also works with the Google Assistant, as long as you say “Ok Google, what song is this?”

They say the feature works by using machine learning models to “turn audio into a digital sequence that represents the melody of a song,” which is compared to existing songs.

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