Google Search can now search for songs when users hum the melody. You can also use machine learning to better understand typos and spelling mistakes.
The new “Ham to Search” feature is available on both iOS, Android, and the Google Assistant.
Smartphone users can press the microphone button in the Google app and say “what is this song” or click the “search for song” button.
After 10 to 15 seconds of humming, Google will return a result about what the song is.
Google states that users don’t have to be the perfect pitch to find results, but instead display the most likely options based on the song.
You’ll then be given the option to open the song in the song title, artist, and other apps such as Google-owned YouTube.
As a result of testing, Google was able to provide Bee Gees results Stay alive And drake Hotline bling, But had a hard time identifying more challenging songs like Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill..
When you hum a melody into a search, a machine learning model transforms the audio into a number-based sequence that represents the melody of the song. Krishna Kumar, Senior Product Manager at Google Search, explains: Blog post..
“The algorithm also removes all other details, such as the accompanying instrument and voice timbres and timbres. All that remains is the song’s number-based sequence, or fingerprint.”
Google has also improved its ability to understand misspelled words, saying that one in ten queries is misspelled.
The new spelling algorithm uses deep neural nets to improve recognition. This change “significantly improves spelling over all improvements over the last five years,” Google To tell..
The search giant has also released its new Nest Audio smart speakerThe update brings a complete redesign and takes a new look.