Google’s personal assistant app just got a little smarter.
According to post on Google’s “Inside Search” blog, the company’s Google app can now understand complex questions.
Thanks to some smart programming, users of Google’s app can now get answers to multi-faceted questions.
“The Google app is starting to truly understand the meaning of what you’re asking,” wrote Satyajeet Salgar a product manager in Google’s search division. “We can now break down a query to understand the semantics of each piece.”
In the post, Salgar gives a number of examples, showing how Google can now posit one piece of information against another. For instance, Google can now answer questions such as, ‘What was the U.S. population when Bernie Sanders was born?’ or ‘Who was the U.S. President when the Angels won the World Series?’.
Pretty impressive but Salgar readily admits Google still isn’t perfect.
“We’re still growing and learning, which means we make mistakes. Ask Google ‘Who was Dakota Johnson’s mom in the movie?’, and we’ll respond with the movies of Dakota Johnson’s real-life mother Melanie Griffith, not the actor Jennifer Ehle who played Anastasia’s mother Carla in the 50 Shades of Grey movie,” Salgar said.