23 May '13, 8pm

Google Talks Back: Conversational Search Available on New Version of Chrome

Google unveiled conversational search at Google I/O last week, and began rolling it out on the latest version of Chrome this week. Today, I chatted with Google to ask it burning questions like, "How many children does Madonna have?" and "What's the meaning of life?" While Google doesn't quite have the latter down just yet, it was able to comment on the matter, at least superficially (try it and see). The "OK Google" search prompt we heard about at I/O isn't available yet, so we still have that extra click in the process. To strike up a conversation with Google in the new version of Chrome, turn up the volume on your computer, click on the microphone, and ask away. The feature is still working out bugs, and just like any search, using the information available to it on the Web. Often, Google displays its answer to the question in the form of "cards" at the top of search res...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2270336/Google-Talks...

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