Google announces “hum to search” machine learning music search feature

The company also notes that people need not worry about delivering a perfect pitch to take advantage of this new search capability.

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On Thursday, Google announced a new “hum to search” feature enabling people to pinpoint songs by simply humming part of a track. Google notes that people need not worry about their musical capabilities, “you don’t need perfect pitch to use this feature,” in a press release.

The new search capability is available on the Google app and mobile devices as well as the Google Search widget. When using the widget, people will first need to tap the small microphone icon and prompt the feature by either clicking the button labeled “search a song” or saying “what’s this song?” Next, the person will need to proceed to hum part of the song.

The hum to search function is also available on Google Assistant using a similar framework.

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But are they the same?

They aren’t.

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SEO–on the other hand–is the optimization of pages through organic and non-paid methods, through content & social media promotions.

But we will talk about the difference, in detail, later.

Let’s first figure-out what SEM is!

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