First, here’s how to find it – Make sure your version of Chrome is up to date.
The “conversational search” that Google demonstrated at last week’s Google I/O conference is now available to users of its Chrome browser, and it’s a significant leap in how we use search engines.
I’m 17 years now into writing about search, and I’ve seen all types of things that have promised to revolutionize the space, especially products that trot out words like “natural language” and “semantic search” but fail to deliver.
Conversational search has natural language, semantic search and more built into it, and while it’s far from perfect, this really is one of those significant changes that makes even a “seen it all” person like me sit up and take notice.
What Google is doing is hard, and yet when it works, it feels natural, easy, like it should be. Let’s do some examples, and then I’ll cover some of the “under the hood” stuff and how to get it, at the end.