Google Maps, the navigation app used by billions of people around the world, is getting the generative AI treatment. The tech giant is testing new AI-powered generative features that will help users discover new places like restaurants and Bards, as well as assist with shopping recommendations.
Google says in a blog post that Maps uses large-scale language models (LLMs) to analyze posts from more than 250 million locations and more than 300 million local guides to create a map based on what you’re looking for. It says it will offer suggestions. The technology giant says Maps uses information about nearby businesses and places with photos, reviews, and ratings to determine if it’s what you’re looking for and provide personalized recommendations. Then he said.
For example, if you want to find a place that sells vintage-themed products, Google Maps will show you results sorted into different categories such as fabric stores, flea markets, and vinyl shops, with a corresponding photo carousel and summary of reviews. to help users determine: Is it worth visiting or not?
Users can also ask follow-up questions such as “How about lunch?” Once you get suggestions for places that match your previous question, you can add them to your list or share them with your friends.
The tech giant says users can also ask Maps questions like what activities can be done on a rainy day, which will give suggestions for indoor activities like nearby comedy shows or movie theaters to people who have already rated them. Said it would be provided with a review. place.
Initially, the new AI-powered generation feature will be available to a small number of local guides in the U.S., but Google has not yet shared information about when it will be available to people in other countries. not.
It’s still unclear how the new search results will differ from traditional search queries, but perhaps the company will use generative AI to create conversational troubadours rather than displaying a list of places you can visit or activities to do. would provide a style response. Google also said that this is the beginning of the integration of generative AI, and that more AI-powered features may come in the future.
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Originally uploaded to: March 2, 2024 12:31 IST