The Yandex team announced the release of a major corporate search update. The update is called Y1 and includes over 2,100 improvements. The main emphasis was placed on saving users’ time.
As the developers explain, in order for users to solve their problems faster, search has learned to find the desired video fragment within the meaning of a text request and began to give more quick answers, including a new format that helps to study the topic of the request in more detail.
In addition, in the Y1 update, Yandex for the first time used the new generative neural networks YaLM, which can compose texts in Russian and now help to give answers to the search engine and the voice assistant Alice.
The smart camera function in the Yandex application deserves a separate mention. The camera is able to find and recognize objects, issue information on them with prices, translate texts, make and improve document scans. Now the cameras have learned five times better to recognize objects in the frame in real time and show information about them.
Also, Yandex systems began to analyze, summarize reviews about organizations, and then show a visual rating scale in search results.
Caller ID and blocking of spam calls can be enabled in Yandex applications on iOS and Android. As the developers promise, in July the caller ID will learn not only to detect, but also to automatically block or muffle such calls.