Google now understands language at 95% accuracy, has improved by 20% in 2 years


Google now understands human language with a 95% accuracy, thanks to improvements in machine learning. This allows the company to detect voice and act upon it in a meaningful way, and will clearly be of a huge benefit to the Google Assistant, a core Google product that is available on a lot of Android phones.

What's notable, though, is not only the figure, but how Google arrived at it: the company improved its understanding of human language by a whopping 20% in just the last four years or so, since 2013, according to a report by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker.

These improvements bring us closer to a day when talking to a phone will be as quick and smooth as talking to a real human person. We're not yet there, of course, but we're getting close at a very high speed.

Another interesting number is that the amount of voice queries made on mobile phones has also grown rapidly, and now 20% of mobile queries in 2016 were made via voice.

Are you personally using voice input with your phone and how? Speak up in the comments section below.


source: Recode

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12 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Truly impressive and hope Apple will learn from this commitment..

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Why pooyath? not happy with ur siri on your 5s?

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's because he tried Google Assistant on his iPhone, and realized that Siri is crap in comparison to Google Assistant.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I'm very happy with siri compared to S voice or Bixby....lol But Siri need an upgrade for sure. And FYI I use both iOS and android. Oh my name is not pooyath, it's piyath. Good trolling day!

11. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Oh... Damn , not really my bad. I posted that message using "Siri".

3. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Hello bixby, can you hear that?

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Samsung should have never released bixby .... sammy should ditch bixby and help google to improve its assistant. ..

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you used an S8, then you would have realized that it also has Google Assistant as well as Bixby.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thats exactly his point. Why release bixby when we glready have google assistant? At best they could have made it a korea only feature and leave the rest of the world for an an assistant who actually knows how to speak english.

7. Papa.Ji

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

Don't forget samsung is world leader in almost ever consumer electronics category, this provide them a huge user base.... Samsung will integrate Bixby in almost everything according to its choice.... ( Tizen powered home appliances, smartphones, tablets, smart watch, cars.....) JUST GIVE SAMSUNG A YEAR TO SHOW ITS ABILITY. I'M sure BIXBY will easily outperform GOOGLE ASSISTANT. (Samsung has proved that they can beat Google.....Tizen powered smartwatchs are good examle)

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

I think they're shooting for integration with their lot devices which theyre very big on

9. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Is "kid-speak" included? I know my toddler would love it when Google finally understands his commands.

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