Google announced some new features of its search engine on Thursday. One of the new techniques allows people to hum a recording in an attempt to find a song that has never been remembered. The tech giant will also let people see how busy a park, restaurant or other business is doing through real-time updates. A new augmented reality feature on Google search allows people to buy cars and make virtual tours. Google announced the news at a pre recorded online event on Thursday. < / P > < p > for the “hum song recognition” tool, people can hum 10 to 15 seconds of audio into their mobile phones to search for songs. The software uses artificial intelligence to try to match the recording with the song database. Google said the feature should work even if the singer is tone deaf. Other companies, including SoundHound, have provided similar tools with varying degrees of success. < / P > < p > the announcements come at a time when Google is facing severe antitrust scrutiny of its search business. The company handles about 90% of online searches in the United States. This strangulation is the foundation of Google’s huge advertising business, which generates almost all of its $160 billion in annual sales. < p > < p > Google has been accused of hurting competitors because it prioritizes its products in search results, such as shopping ads or lists of local businesses, rather than the list of competitors. Critics also complain that the technology giant takes content from publishers and other sites and uses it directly on Google’s search engine in prepared answers, rather than simply providing a list of links to send users to other sites. The U.S. Department of justice could file a landmark lawsuit against Google as early as this week. Google also said on Thursday that its AI tools will help people find the right search results, even if their queries are misspelled. Another new tool allows children and parents to use their mobile phone’s camera to get help with homework. In addition, Google said it was using its duplex software to update covid-19 information in its local business list. The technology uses artificial intelligence, which sounds like human beings, to call businesses automatically. The software became controversial after its debut in 2018, because of concerns that it might deceive people who didn’t know they were talking to robots. Google says it has used duplex to update its business list more than three million times this year. The company also said it was piloting a plan to order food using duplex. Global Tech

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