Google presents search engine hum recognaisance - You can now easily find that song you know but don't remember what it's called: just hum it for a few seconds on Google.

Google has presented some news this Thursday, but one of the most striking is that it will now be able to help you find songs that you know, but you do not remember what they are called.

"Hey Google, what's this song? Son, son, son." The search engine will only need you to hum, whistle or canturrees between 10 and 15 seconds the song you want to find. The system will give you several results, chosen for the potential that they can match what you just hummed. The result list will also show a percentage of probability that the result matches what is sung.

Google presents search engine hum recognaisance

You won't have to worry about setting the exact tone. At least that says Google, which according to CNN, has also announced that the functionality will be active on Android phones in more than 20 languages, and for iOS users for the moment only in English.

Of course, this functionality is not new. There are already several websites and apps that can help you find that song that you don't remember who it is, simply by humming it. Midomi, browser extensions like AHA Music, or SoundHound. The humming you enter through the microphone is transformed into several tones that are compared to various digitized songs.

Aparna Chennapragada, the Google executive who announced this new functionality this Thursday, warned that this functionality was being in high demand for Android users, the search engine and its virtual assistant. The search "what song is playing" is done about 100 million times every month.

Google presents search engine hum recognaisance


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