Google is saying their search engine is getting better at understanding our natural language searches by specifically better handling superlatives, times and more complicated questions.
Satyajeet Salgar, Google Product Manager, said Google is better at understanding your queries in three ways.
Google now understands superlatives, such as “tallest,” “largest” and so on, as well as ordered items. So you can ask the Google app the following questions:
Google is better at understanding the time you mention in your query, for example:
Google is also better at understanding more complex combinations. So Google can now respond to questions like:
Here is a graphic Google shared explaining some of the progression.