Google Enables Conversational Voice Search in Chrome 27
Google has launched its new conversational voice search feature for those using Chrome 27.
At Google I/O the company offered a preview of how the improved voice search would work.
People communicate with each other by conversation, not by typing keywords -- and we’ve been hard at work to make Google understand and answer your questions more like people do. Already, you can tap a mic, talk to Google in a more natural way and get responses spoken back to you on Android, iPhone, and iPad devices.
Today, we previewed what this conversational experience will look like in Chrome on your desktops and laptops. Soon, you’ll be able to just say, hands-free, “OK Google, will it be sunny in Santa Cruz this weekend?” and get a spoken answer. Then, you’ll be able to continue the conversation and just follow up with “how far is it from here?” if you care about the drive or “how about Monterey?” if you want to check weather somewhere else, and get Google to tell you the answer.
You can click here to download Chrome 27. Once installed, clicking on the microphone in the Google.com search bar will activate a full screen interface for communicating verbally with Google. The site will transcribe your queries in real time and read back answers while displaying search results.
Try it out!