Google Maps is updated.

Not so much in calculating routes, but in the ability to find destinations and places of interest.

All thanks to generative artificial intelligence (or generative AI), a major protagonist in recent times.

An experimental feature that is currently only available in the United States for some

local guides

(Google Maps users who enter and edit places on the maps), and that will later be implemented in the

smartphone

application .

Let's see how this technology works.

Just ask

“Let's say you're visiting San Francisco and want to plan a few hours visiting

vintage

places .

You ask Maps what you are looking for, for example, 'places with a

vintage

atmosphere in San Francisco,'” company sources say. 

They continue: “Our artificial intelligence models will analyze Maps' rich information about nearby businesses and places along with photos, ratings and reviews from the Maps community to offer you reliable suggestions.”

This is how the Mountain View company presents the new functions of Google Maps.

As with other generative AIs (with ChatGPT at the helm), it will no longer be necessary to use well-defined keywords to find places around us.

All you have to do is write in the search bar, in natural language, what you want to find.

The

app

will analyze information about more than 250 million places inside.

Another interesting utility is that, as with other

chatbots

, you can continue the conversation without having to start from the beginning.

In fact, if once you have found the aforementioned

vintage

places you want to refine the search by selecting restaurants or bars, you just have to say “How about we eat?” to see places with a

vintage

atmosphere where you can eat.

(Taken from motor1.com)