Google wants you to talk to its search app like it’s just another human.
The company revealed several updates to its voice-search capabilities that allow you to ask questions like, “What was the Royals roster in 2013? or “What was the U.S. population when Bernie Sanders was born?”
It’s an improvement to the simple, one-step questions that we're used to making in voice search. On Android, this extends to a list of voice commands that can also power several different facets of your mobile device.
According to a blog post, Google says you’re able to use ordered items, superlatives, and particular points in time.
The story behind the story: Voice search is an area where Google and others are pushing to improve their abilities. Microsoft’s Cortana and Hound from Soundhound are also elbowing for room in this space with their own apps. And of course iOS users have Siri, which handles both search and on-device voice commands.
This story, "Google search bolsters its ability to understand more complex questions" was originally published by Greenbot.