Search outside the box: How we’re making Search more natural and intuitive

For over two decades, we’ve dedicated ourselves to our mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We started with text search, but over time, we’ve continued to create more natural and intuitive ways to find information — you can now search what you see with your camera, or ask a question aloud with your voice.

At Search On today, we showed how advancements in artificial intelligence are enabling us to transform our information products yet again. We’re going far beyond the search box to create search experiences that work more like our minds, and that are as multidimensional as we are as people.

We envision a world in which you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for by combining images, sounds, text and speech, just like people do naturally. You’ll be able to ask questions, with fewer words — or even none at all — and we’ll still understand exactly what you mean. And you’ll be able to explore information organized in a way that makes sense to you.

We call this making search more natural and intuitive, and we’re on a long-term path to bring this vision to life for people everywhere. To give you an idea of how we’re evolving the future of our information products, here are three highlights from what we showed today at Search On.