Google Search “no I said” command lets you correct misunderstood words

July 8, 2014
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Google Now has evolved considerably since it first debuted with Jelly Bean, not only through software improvements but through back-end changes as well. Today Google has revealed a new back-end change to Search that isn’t exactly a massive deal, but still pretty darn useful. In short, you can correct Google Now if it misinterprets a word when you speak to it using your voice.

An example directly from Google is the word “baroque”, which now incorrectly translates as broke, though the feature could be useful for a number of words or situations where it doesn’t understand you quite right. So how do you correct a misunderstood word? After you say the original Google Now command, simply follow up with “OK Google: No, I said (correct word here)” and it should adjust accordingly.

This might not be a big deal for single word inquiries, but it could be useful if it only messed up the last word in a full sentence. The new feature should be working for everyone now, and I can personally confirm it works just fine on my end. What do you think, a useful change or something that you probably won’t use regularly?

Comments

  • Crutchcorn

    Google Now is just getting better and better

  • Jayfeather787

    Oh that’s actually pretty badass. Well done Google.

  • Ian

    They need this functionality with the voice dictation keyboard.

  • Jon George

    You know whats funny? All the iphone users that used to swear on Siri…they should feel privileged to be able to use Google Now…PRIVILEGED!!!! The bastards.lol

  • Shark Bait

    Getting closer and closer to natural language, I can’t wait for that

    I like Google’s ethos of technology you have to use less because its seemles, the future looks good with google leading the way

  • http://soapbubble.co.ua/ Funes Bubble

    When we will be able to try it?