Google learns to answer new questions about your life

Fans of Google Now know that Google is always trying to expand just what the service is capable of; back in June, we learned about some new cards adding info on TV shows and integrating deals from Google Offers. Today, Google’s got the latest batch of improvements to its search experience to announce, and they’re all focused on helping you keep track of info right out of your own life.

For instance, you’ll be able to ask Google about plans you may have made, and (assuming you’ve enabled Google to deliver “private results” in your account settings) it will crawl through your email and calendar to put together an answer. Similar functionality will enable the service to report on purchases you’ve made, any reservations you may have booked, and provide updated info on things like flight delays, all tied to the receipts and confirmations it finds in your inbox.

There’s also enhanced photo search for you Google+ users, allowing you to ask Google to pull up pictures based on a location, timeframe, or just their content.

Google says that these changes should hit English-speakers in the US over the next few days; there’s no ETA on when similar functionality could be available elsewhere.

Source: Google
Via: Android Spin

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