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Google Unveils 'Hum to Search' To Find Those Earworm Songs Stuck In Your Head


Have you ever had a song stuck in your head, and you do not quite know the lyrics, but you know the tune? These earworms can also be incredibly frustrating when you cannot find the song, but Google is now looking to solve this problem by allowing for “Hum to search” functionality.

Following an update to Google Search, “you can hum, whistle, or sing a melody to Google to solve your earworm.” All one must do is ask Google, “What’s this song?” and start humming for 10-15 seconds.

On iOS it works in English only, while it works for 20 plus languages on Android. According to Google, “After you’re finished humming, our machine learning algorithm helps identify a potential song,” with a percent accuracy rating. You can then select the match and get the song unstuck from your head.

This algorithm is an exciting and impressive use of ...


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