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Google I/O 15: Google Now goes just got smarter

Aparna Chennapragada discusses the progress of Google Now at Google I/O 2015.

Google Now

The next generation of Google Now has debuted at Google I/O, showing itself to be faster, more intuitive and more useful.

Aparna Chennapragada, Google’s Director of Product, has announced Now On Tap, a program that understands even obscure search queries, and showed how it worked at Google I/O

When asked ‘What is his real name’ when listening to Skrillex, Google Now understood the context of the search and used its Knowledge Graph about Skrillex to come up with the answer it assumed the user wanted.

Also demonstrated at the conference was the ability to press on a word, phrase or even a picture when in Google Chrome and have it instantly perform a Google search, bringing up relevant information or a definition.

Google Now will also be able to, for example, recognise the name of a restaurant in a message and offering the option to add in a reminder with Google Now.

In Android M, Google Now looks like it will become a really useful part of your life, offering up instant information and suggestions at literally the press of a finger.