Google Now learns to understand corrections

Google Now learns to understand corrections
Google has been working very hard over the past few years to get contextual search working well. That started with understanding pronouns, like "he", "she", "it", and "there/here", but now Google is moving on to the next feature of contextual voice commands: being able to correct the previous command.

Corrections look to be pretty easy too. If Google mishears you, all you have to do is say, "No, I said..." and then repeat the word. We assume that on the Google side, the system will check for homophones and similar sounding words and figure out which is most likely based on what you had said previously. The example Google gives is asking about the Renaissance and then searching for "baroque artists", but the system hears "broke artists". Simply say, "No, I said baroque," and Google will correct itself. 

Google says that the feature should be live for anyone running the Android or iOS Google Search app, so keep it in mind for the next time Google mishears you.

source: +Google

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6 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Wow, soon it will just know what we're thinking.

2. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

That's pretty cool.....autocorrect for autocorrect

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

I want implant just work off my thoughts

4. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

If I shout at Google now will it show my line in caps?

5. techno_beat

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

THAT WOULD BE A FANTASTIC FEATURE from Google!make sure nobody is around you when you shout.haha

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Actually, I notice that it already does this for at least the word "not." I spotted this two or three months ago. Try it. Just make sure you use emphasis on that word.

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