Google's hum feature understands that sometimes consumers know the melody but not the lyrics, prompting a song search engine that can locate a tune with a hum or a whistle.
To test out the new feature, users simply have to have the latest version of Google. Once updated, they can tap the mic icon and say "Hey Google, what's this song?". Users will then be able to hum into the mic while Google's machine learning algorithm works to transform “audio into a number-based sequence representing the song’s melody.” This helps the technology locate potential song matches that are matched based on a variety of factors.
Google's Hum to Search function is available in 20 languages.
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