Google search gets ‘instant answers’
Google will now give instant answers to your queries right on its search results page.
The internet search giant has built up an 'encyclopedia' of 200 million people, places and products, and will deliver that information through Search.
For example, type in 'Mona Lisa', and a biography appears right on the page (on the right hand side), type in 'Leonardo DiCaprio' and you get a list of the Titanic star's films, and suggested related searches.
According to The Daily Mail, Google, and the Microsoft-ran competitor Bing, have both previously answered results in the Search Engine Results Page ( SERP) before, such as when searching for 'weather' or for football results.
But this is the most graphical and fully-fledged attempt by Google yet to place answers on the search engine, the report said.
Google has quietly collected information on 200 million 'entities' - people, places, products.
The new version of search will feed users information about the 'entity' they are searching for.