Google Maps to Deliver More Personal Recommendations Based on Machine Learning


In doing so, it helps you figure out which way you should go.

Google Maps is adding a "For you" section as well. Lastly, users will be able to talk to Google Maps while in navigation mode. "So we really started digging in to thinking about what we can really do here from Google that would really help people".

The company didn't say when the augmented reality features will come to the Google Maps app, but it did hint that it might even include a cute robotic fox to act as your virtual guide. Many users never touch those features, though, it seems. "For You" is a service that provides Google Map users with custom recommendations for local places to eat, hang out and more.

Google News Initiative, a recently launched venture that aims to help grow and innovative the world of journalism and news on a global scale.

A new For You tab will allow you to stay on top of the latest happenings in the areas you're into. You will soon find a new tab in Google Maps called "For You" that is created to tell you what you need to know about the places you care about.

Back to Google Maps and a new "For You" tab will attune business selections based on your interests.

"People had problems finding out what's new", Lin told me.

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Google revealed For You at its I/O 2018 developer conference with an example that showed a recommendation for a new cafe alongside reviews and a news link related to the cafe's opening. It looks a heck of a lot like what Google Glass wanted to be but on your phone.

All these changes should be coming this summer.

This technically lines up with the new feature suite for Google Lens.

Lin stressed that the feed isn't so much about the volume of information but about presenting the right information at the right time and for the right person.

The new features will debut across multiple platforms through the year. If you've already been to a few places in one list, it will tell you how many there are left for you to try before you've crossed all of them off. Based on the demo I saw, the team actually did a really nice job with this. Just long-press on a place you're interested in visiting with your friends in order to add it to a shareable shortlist.

These features should begin rolling out globally on both Android and iOS in the coming months.