Today Google launched the 27th version of its Chrome browser. This build of the popular search browser includes a new voice activated search feature using natural language processing. Announced at the Google I/O 2013 developers conference, Google Voice goes well beyond any other voice search feature to date. Users must download the most recent build of the Chrome browser and as you would expect, it requires an enabled microphone.
By selecting the microphone image in the far right of the search box, users can have a “conversation” with the web browser. Google calls this feature conversational search because the browser begins to customize its results based on the user’s search patterns. In the video below, you will see an example of how this new feature works.
I updated my Chrome browser today and so far it works well. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype that Apple’s Siri has not.