With Google's new ‘Hum to search’ feature, it's now possible to find a song by humming or whistling it. The search algorithms recognize the motive and give the user the most appropriate music track, GMArena reports.
To use the function, you need to ask Google "What song" or press the recently added "Search for song" button and hum a melody. Google uses machine learning to recognize the melody, compare it with similar ones and provide the one that is closest to performance.
"Hum to search" for search is available in Google Search apps for Android and iOS and supports over 20 languages.
This is not the first music recognition feature - there are similar ones in other voice assistants and applications. However, the principle of their work is slightly different from each other.
For example, the voice assistant Siri, when asked to find a song, simply opens the iTunes music store. There are also separate applications created specifically for finding songs. The most popular such program is Shazam, which recognizes a song from an audio recording. Singing a tune in this application will not work due to the lack of such functionality.
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