Google Maps to Deliver More Personal Recommendations Based on Machine Learning

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Through the power of AI, google will suss out the best of the best and give users the most meaningful and most full perspective through a newly revamped Google News feature. Since launch, Google has mapped over 220 countries and territories and is helping more than 1 billion Maps users. The For You tab is created to surface information about new places that open up, or a "surprise pop-up from your favourite chef" and more using information from local experts, Google's algorithms, and trusted publishers.

Match Scores: A "match" score will be displayed for food and drink venues according to how likely you are to enjoy them. If you're trying to follow a set of directions, you can now hold your phone up, and Google Maps will match the view from your camera to the saved Street View imagery of the world.

Small businesses will also be getting access to tools on Google Maps, making them more accessible to customer calls or to edit operating hours on the fly. This will be based on factors including places you have visited before, preferences you have shared with Maps, information about the business, and previous personal user ratings.

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On the Explore tab, you'll be able to see dining, event and activity options in the selected area. Besides directions, the mode also helps identify nearby places, so you have a better feel for the neighborhood.

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.

The mission for Google Maps for the past several years has been to help people get around in their environments.

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Google is also utilising VPS to take visual cues such as landmarks and features seen by the camera to improve navigation.

Google Maps received quite a bit of love at this year's Google I/O, with numerous new features announced said to come a little later this year.

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