Google's New Hum Feature Can Figure Out the Song Stuck in Your Head | 22 Words

Technology really has come on leaps and bounds, especially over the last few years.

And now Google has figured out a way to find that niggling song at the back of your head, that you just can't quite remember.

Yep, that's right...

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Google is adding a new "hum to search" feature. And it's already received some pretty mixed reviews...

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The new "hum to search" feature will allow you to outline the basic tune of a song...

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In the hope that the search engine will be able to identify what it is.

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This could finally put an end to having unidentifiable songs stuck in your head...

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Technology really has peaked.

The new feature can be accessed right now...

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For both iOS and Android.

Or, even easier...

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You can just ask the Google Assistant.

All you have to do is ask Google, "what's the song?"

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Or press the"search a song" button and let out your best rendition.

As long as there's some sort of tune going...

There's a chance that Google will pick it up.

Once it's listened, it will list a variety of songs it thinks it might be.

And then, you can find the name and add it straight to your playlist with ease.

It's baffling that Shazam hasn't thought up this technology first.

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You'd think they'd be the first ones to jump on the idea.

I mean google definitely has the funds when it comes to technology like this...

They were probably just waiting to snap it up.

What we want to know, is how does it work?

Unsurprisingly, it's very complicated.

But summed up...

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Basically, It uses machine learning to "transform the audio into a number-based sequence representing the song's melody."

It then compares to existing songs...

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In a split second.

The model is trained on "a variety of sources."

"Including humans singing, whistling, or humming, as well as studio recordings."

They then strip away technical aspects of the song, such as instruments and vocals.

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Focusing on the raw elements.

So despite what you sound like, it should pick the song up.

The new feature is available today in English, on iOS, and Android!

And Google will constantly be improving it.

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