Your sloppy Google searches are becoming much more accurate. Google updates its search AI with contextual spelling checks, improved search rankings, and a “sub-topic”; system that provides specific results for vague search queries.
Google’s improved spell checker improves the accuracy of the search ‘did you mean’ popup. Incorrectly spelled words should squeeze into which word you intend to type, even if your search terms are long or complicated. The contextual spell checker should not make many mistakes, as it uses adjacent words and search trends to find out what you are trying to search for.
Other improvements to Search include improved search ranking and the new sub-system. Both of these updates scan web pages and articles for information related to your search. A search for “how do I decide if my windows are UV glass” can include a passage from a website, which saves you from clicking through to find the answer to your question. Searching for something vague like “best winter boots” activates the subtopic system, which sorts information into categories such as “best budget option” or “best premium option.”
Google is rolling out its updated search AI now. You may start to notice more accurate search results for niche topics, even if only the most careless typists (including myself) notice Google’s improved spelling checker.
Source: Google via TNW