Google has presented a few hours ago the news that will soon arrive at the search engine and the rest of the company’s services at his event titled Search On. And the ones that are giving more to talk about are two: the option that allows us to search for music by humming from the Google application and the improvements that Maps brings to take care of ourselves in times of pandemic.
Although, of course, they have not been the only ones. The event has focused on the incorporation that Google is making of artificial intelligence in different services with the aim of “organizing the world’s information and making it more accessible – and useful – on a universal scale”.
Google is increasingly introducing artificial intelligence in its services and the novelties presented at the Search On event are a good example
As, for example, discovering key moments in videos when we search for certain information in the search engine, such as a recipe or data, and new ways of looking for what we see in the real world and exploring information in 3D thanks to Lens and the new augmented reality features that they have prepared.
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Google seems to be aware of how frustrating it is to have a song in your head whose origin we do not know. Surely it has happened to most of us at some time: we don’t remember the title of a song, but we can hum or whistle it. Although it is of little use to us.
Until now, at best, we could turn to other people crossing our fingers hoping that they knew what the musical theme in question was. From today, we can also turn to Google thanks to a machine learning algorithm that helps to identify possible matches between songs.
We can hum, whistle or even sing what we know of a song for about 10 or 15 seconds and Google will most likely tell us what song it is.
Through the Google application for mobile devices, we can click on the microphone icon and say “What song is this?” or click on Search song. We can hum, whistle or even sing what we know of a song for about 10 or 15 seconds and Google, most likely, will offer us the answer thanks to the fingerprint of the musical pieces.
The function, at the moment, is in English for iOS devices and in more than 20 languages for Android that Mountain View hopes to expand in the future.
Google Maps helping us take care of ourselves in times of pandemic
The other outstanding novelty has been received Google maps both in mobile applications and in the web version that we can use from desktop computers and consists of something almost essential in these times of pandemic: information.
During the first wave, between March and May, one of the most consulted data in the maps of the American company has been the occupancy levels in real time. Knowing how crowded a business, restaurant or public building is has become almost essential when planning our trips and making decisions.
The occupancy levels shown by Maps will soon be included in the locations of parks, beaches and shops of all kinds, beyond bars and restaurants, the most common with this information
For this reason, this information is being expanded to more places. Both the one that shows the usual occupancy levels and the one that shows the concurrence in real time. These data will soon be included in the locations of parks, beaches and shops of all kinds, beyond bars and restaurants, the most common with this information.
Also, in terms of business, We will not only be able to see the occupancy levels on your file, but also on the general map next to your name, so it will not be necessary to even look for a specific place to know how busy it is.