Google Search will help you identify that song stuck in your head

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On your mobile device, open the latest version of the Google app or find your Google Search widget, tap the mic icon and say "what's this song?" or click the "Search a song" button.

Google also debuted a feature that allows people to hum into their phones to search for songs they can't get out of their heads, and it announced new updates to its Maps tool so users can quickly see updated local business information. Then they start humming or singing the tune for 10-15 seconds.

Google is helping users figure out songs with no lyrics, musician names or ideal pitch required, allowing them to simply hum into the search engine from today.

As the name implies, you can now hum to find songs that you badly want to find. You just don't know the song.

According to Google, every song's melody is similar to a fingerprint in that it has its own unique pattern.

Others have speculated as to which songs the algorithm won't be able to identify, rapping tracks like Eminem's "Rap God" - known for its extremely fast-paced monotonous tempo and large amount of lyrics - into the platform. "We've built machine learning models that can match your hum, whistle or singing to the right "fingerprint".

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Hum to search is now live on both Android and iOS Google Search apps and supports more than 20 languages.

Diving into the details, the hummed melody is then transformed into a number-based sequence with their machine learning models, which have been trained to "identify songs based on a variety of sources". "The algorithms also take away all the other details, like accompanying instruments and the voice's timbre and tone", explains Google.

Google isn't alone in providing online song searching via humming. The company then expanded this technology to its SoundSearch feature in the Google app back in 2018.

Since launching, Duplex in Google Assistant has completed over a million bookings, Google announced today.

The company also noted it began to use Duplex to automatically update business information on Google Maps and Search in the US last year, saving business owners from having to manually update details like store hours, or whether they offer takeout, among other things. Say "Hey Google, what's the song?" after which hum the tune.


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