Google has added a song to its search service, “Hum to search”, which will allow you to track a song whose rhythm you remember somewhere and find it on the Internet. Google announced this at the “Search on” event yesterday. The company has used machine learning technology for this feature, which on the one hand means that the system will “learn” from users and the result of each subsequent search will be of greater accuracy.
The new feature is available in the Google app on iOS and Android, and you can also use it with the help of Google Assistant. All you have to do is ask the assistant about the song and press the music search button, after which you start to sing. After that, Google will show you the possible options that can match the music track you are interested in.
Google, with the help of machine learning, manages to digitize your song and then compare it with all possible songs. According to the company, the machine learning mechanism was trained using a variety of sources – giggles, whistles. In the case of studio recordings, however, the mechanism neglects the instrumental part in order to more easily turn a particular song into a combination of numbers, which will then be compared to this or that song.
Currently, the feature only works with English language support on iOS when the number of languages available on Android reaches 20. We do not find Georgian in the list of these languages, however, the company intends to add more language support in the future.