Meet Hummingbird: Google Just Revamped Search To Answer Your Long Questions Better - Forbes. Has it been 15 years since Google entered our vocabulary and our lives? The new search engine algorithm from Google, code named Hummingbird, won't be noticeable to most of us. However, your searches will be much faster and better, and Google will be able to better understand the rambling searches we create. As Google Voice Search becomes our standard way of communicating with our phones and computers, the search engine has to get more attuned to the words we speak. Hey, Google, can you find the secret of life for me?