08
Jul
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Here's something that might just blow your mind. If you perform a voice search and Google misunderstands you, or you happen to garble your words, there's a quick way to take care of that. Just follow up with a second search that begins with "No, I said..." Google will then replace the incorrect word with what you said the second time.

Here's an example. Let's say you're in a hurry to get to our lovely website, and you say "OK Google, take me to Android Police." It doesn't hear you properly, and somehow you end up with Android mobile. A simple, "OK Google, no I said police" will take care of that issue just fine. Google will replace mobile with police and re-enter the search.

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If Google still doesn't get it right, you can keep trying using the same process. It sure beats repeating the same search command over and over. Unless you're only doing a voice search for just one word, that is. And of course, there are some words Google's not going to pick up no matter how many times you say them.

Nevertheless, file this time saver under awesome.

Source: Google

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • RajivSK

    Well yeah very useful except for the fact you don't quite know which word it will replace. I got "take me police android mobile" when trying your example... Still awesome though

    • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

      No, you didn't.

  • remister

    Wait what?
    How did Google know just to replace Mobile, instead of just doing a search for Police?

    • RajivSK

      it probably replaces the word that had the least accurate match. I presume that's why it didn't work when I tried the example given in the post.

      • Guest

        It's smarter than that. I gave it 2 mistakes in a single sentence, and I could fix them both. It just matches the

        • Robert Buckland

          It just matches the what! It just matches the what?!?

          • Simon Belmont

            I'm on the edge of my seat, too. Actually, I think he did that because he figured Google would be able to fill in the rest automatically.

            "OK Google." "No, I meant it just matches the..."

          • David Margolin

            OP please... We need to know!!

          • http://www.twitter.com/b_boogey_xl b_boogey_xl

            We'll never know...

          • remister

            Maybe it just ran out of STICKS?

          • ShaunTheSheep

            ..matches theM, perhaps.

        • mikeym0p

          It probably does a diff comparison of the waveform for all the words and the mistooken words interpreted audio that is most close to the correction is applied

    • ddpacino

      Google Search is very smart and contextual. I'm sure it's recognizing the least recognizable word and replacing that.

  • dpneal

    That is awesome. But shame you have to say 'ok google' again. It should carry on listening a bit to see if you say 'no I said...'

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Yep. Could even use the phrase "no I said" as a hotword which would prompt corrective voice input.

      • ddpacino

        Send that feedback to Google. I just did.

  • Redwan Huq

    Having to say "Ok Google" over again really kills the flow of it and makes it almost awkward to say.

    • Chris

      Google Now with "Ok Google" is just pretty awkward all around. There are times I use it, but 90% of the time I just type in what I want and get my results faster and easier.

      • HoboJerk

        I use it for texting, as well as setting alarms. It certainly has its uses. Not so much for general search, unless it's a really long query.

        • Matthew Fry

          I've literally never gotten texting via Google Now to work.
          "Ok Google, text my wife."
          "What's the message?"
          "I'm on my way home period."
          It does a search.

          • ddpacino

            Never used it for texting, or emailing, or any type of communications, but I almost exclusively use voice for my search queries. I've gotten my cousin to start talking to his phone, and some guy at Home Depot yesterday was doing "OK Google, MLB scores" to get the O's game. I wanted to interrupt and tell him he could ask for the team directly, but held off. I was more than satisfied to see this in the wild, and he was an older guy in preppy clothing lol.

          • XerBlade

            The only times I've ever used it for texting were to demo it to others (note: it worked every time), but that's only because I'm a stickler for proper capitalization and punctuation in my texts.

          • ssj4Gogeta

            Yes, the fact that it doesn't do capitalization even if you spell out all the punctuation marks ("hi exclamation point") annoys me.

          • Chris

            Try doing it all at once

      • XerBlade

        With the new "OK Google Everywhere" functionality, it has become amazingly useful while driving. Just within the last 2 days, via my in-car Bluetooth I've done "OK Google, Navigate to [blank]" once (when I changed my mind mid-drive), "OK Google, Call [blank]" 4 times, and "OK Google, Remind me to [blank] when I get home" twice. So, even if I were to concede that (which, in all honesty, tapping the mic button then saying my search/command is still the fastest way 90% of the time), there's still that use case which is oh so obviously one of the real use cases they had in mind when they implemented it, all things considered.

        • Chris

          Yeah I'm hoping to get more use out of it now with the ok everywhere, but still haven't used it any more than I did before. Just not something I need much I guess...but I want to need it, know what I mean? It is getting better every day regardless.

      • edude03

        I find it really useful for looking up words you've heard but don't know how to spell. For example, I didn't know what a "succotash" was and from how I heard it pronounced I would have googled "sucatas"

    • dogulas

      You could always...tap the mic button. Unless you're tuckered out from doing that last search query.

      • http://eichefam.net/ Paul

        You mean I have to use my HANDS? That's like a baby's toy!

    • RajivSK

      except when you say 'ok google' in a very disappointed tone ;)

      • dogulas

        Haha, that is satisfactory. "....[disappointed shake of the head]...OKAY Google..."

      • Godspoken

        That's bad child rearing.

    • vgergo

      "No I said" should also be made a trigger word

      • mirek2

        It could be "No, Google, I said" or just "No, Google", for clarity.

    • Ido Shyvits

      Found a solution.
      Just say "No-K Google, I said..." :D

  • Thomas
    • remister

      Whoever did this gif loop did possumsauce...
      I meant awesomesauce
      - took that from the G+ AP headline.

    • ddpacino

      So seamless.

      • Eric James Salcido

        Trees in the top-right corner.

        • Anthony Tyson

          Damn you. I've never noticed that and now it can not be unseen.

        • ddpacino

          Smh, party pooper LOL. Never noticed that

  • Alvinpck

    "make me bald"

  • Dairox

    Just one question: If the video is two months old, why the hell Google wait until today to announce it?

    • abobobilly

      Internal testing probably.

  • cbstryker

    Whenever I try to show people the Google Now easter egg "Tea earl grey hot" it always hears me saying "t tara grey is hot". I speak Canadian english fluently so it kinda gets annoying, but this trick might help with impressing people even more.

    • yochanan

      Apparrently that only works if you set your default language to English (UK).

      • Dean

        So I gotta choose between Ok Google everywhere, or No I Meant? Why u do this goog?

        • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

          No, he means the "tea earl grey hot" easter egg only works in English (UK). The "I meant" keyword works in other languages.

      • cbstryker

        I have it set to English (US) and it works, it just takes a few tries and very deliberate pronunciation.

        • yochanan

          I tried a few times and it just gave me search results. I guess I'll try with a Patrick Stewart accent.

    • http://www.theitbaby.com/ Paul King

      I get "teen girls hot"

      • cbstryker

        I guess Google does know everything! O.o

  • Mix

    Okay Google, show me pictures of Cape Horn.

    No I said CAPE HORN.

    DAMMIT GOOGLE.

    • Daniel Collins

      Once I told my windows phone to play some music, and instead it tried to search for "extreme porn", I was able to stop it before it searched anything.

      • dogulas

        You'll find that Bing has had a heavy influence on the inquiries Windows phone has come to expect ;)

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    • VicRooLoo

      Google has built up the wrong image about me. Every confusing word seems to end up as 'porn' or 'pornography'

      I thought searches in incognito mode weren't tracked.

      • lindajvera

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        . She has been unemployed for 6 months but last month her payment was $19402
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      • Tj Hariharan

        haha...looks like google knows the REAL you..

    • black

      You mean gay porn. funny. :|

      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        Thank you, International Captain.

    • http://brainchamber.com/ Michael Hannigan

      Oh... I see. I always wondered why Cape Horn comes up just as I'm about to fap. Never made the connection. Thanks.

  • llf

    And you should expect each and every word you say will help in the next predictions. You know, Singularity is near.

  • http://www.blackeco.com/ Axel Leroy

    It seems to work only for English, as it doesn't in French.

  • steelew

    Can they just integrate google search and google chrome? Every time I use "ok google" and get my results, I am then ripped from google search and thrown into chrome. They should fix that first, then worry about adding new $#!t to the mix. IMHO

    • @PigeonFudge

      lol wat

    • Godspoken

      I get your point, but I like having the freedom of opening links in whatever browser I choose. That's a pretty core part of Android, after all, and I stick to Dolphin for most everything.

  • James

    I was just messing around with it but you can apparently say either "No, I said", "No, I meant", "I said", or "I meant"

    • imaguest

      you can also just say "no, police" and it will replace it.

  • ddpacino

    Ok Google, This is fucking sweet!

  • Maff Mace

    Does it work with Android Wear?

  • Simon Belmont

    This is cool. It's for searches only, but cool.

    I wish I could use this to correct text messages using voice commands. Say if it misinterprets what I said and I can restate it without being dumped manually into typing it (frankly, I wish it would just read back what I dictated in the first place, so I don't even have to look at it).

  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

    This remembers me when Google Now started to understand Japanese voice commands.
    I tried to search for フルーツジュース抽出中 (Furuutsujuusu chuushutsuchuu), the result came like a train wreck....

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    This feature has been around for a long time, perhaps around a year? I've been using it as "I meant", but it's the same feature. As others have mentioned you can also say "No, I meant ", "I meant ", "No, " and probably a lot more.

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    So I've been playing. I say "OK Google, who plays reece in Person of interest" and it searches "who plays rinse in person of interest" but of course it says on the search page "did you mean who plays REECE in person of interest" so I say "OK Google, NO! I said who plays reece in person of interest" and it types "who played rinse in person of interest" but then just before it searches it changes "rinse" to "reece". Annoyingly performing the same search on my device will choose reece everytime after than, but moving to my tablet I have to go through the whole correction process again. I suspect this has something to do with the "audio history" setting that recently appeared.

  • Jeremy

    This one time I tried telling my device to turn off Bluetooth but instead the damn thing replied "Searching for porn on YouTube"... Luckily my Chromecast was off otherwise it would've been one hell of an awkward dinner conversation with the parents!

  • gladgura

    For me the natural re-correct command should be "no Google, I said..." not "OK Google, no I said..." my exact reaction every time Google get it wrong is "No, I said..."

  • Simon Belmont

    Speaking of OK Google, the listening while charging only seems to work about 80% of the time for me on my Nexus 5. The other 20% of the time, it either fails to do anything, it makes a noise but doesn't turn on the screen or do anything, or it only does the action after I turn on the screen manually, thereby defeating the purpose.

    This behavior only seems to occur after receiving a notification. I did a reboot, and it worked flawlessly for dozens of queries of commands while asleep and charging, then came back to an email notification, and it became unreliable. I hope Google fixes this soon. It's a nice feature.

  • thajack

    What I've been thinking for a while is that they need a "never mind" command. If you say "OK Google" and change your mind, or it misinterprets something else and brings it up, you should be able to cancel it somehow without needing to touch it.

  • http://about.me/jameshealey James Healey

    "No, I meant Ars Technica"

    • 16Bitz0r

      I'm probably the only one who says "OK GOO" instead of "Google" and it launches right up.

  • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

    DAMMIT GOOGLE

  • http://brainchamber.com/ Michael Hannigan

    Do I have to sound annoyed? Is it a "NO! I SAID..." or a "No, I said..."?

    No. I said Yahoo.

  • JG

    How does Google know which word to replace with the "No, I said" command? Police Mobile could be a legit search just as much as Android Police, to use Bertel's example.

  • Michael Fontenot

    Also try saying stop.

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