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Google I/O Update: Google Maps 'For You' Section, Augmented Reality Features Announced

Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features

Another Google Maps feature called "Your Match" will suggest restaurants and other venues that are specifically catered to the end-user through the power of machine learning. Instead you'll get curated lists of what's good based on the area or neighborhood you're looking up. The feature basically predicts the new restaurants that users will likely prefer based on data about the places they've visited before and frequented in the past. Lens also can now rack up fashion searches - Google has made progress with style matching from different designers to different fabrics.

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

Places will have an automatic "match" score that shows Google's best guess as to how much you'll enjoy them as a percentage. If you've ever wandered around in circles trying to figure out which direction your little blue dot was moving in the Maps app, this is for you.

It uses a combination of the camera, Street View and visual location technology to know exactly where you are so that when you hold up your phone, you effectively see your directions floating ahead.

This new feature combines computer vision with street view, and may also incorporate some fun augmented reality - for example, Google is toying with the idea of adding a friendly animal guide to lead you to your point of interest.

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All of these new features will be rolling out to Android and iOS users over the coming months.

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And finally, expect to see a new "For You" tab that rounds up all of those personalized recommendations.

There is a new "For You" section as well, which will show you information about events and other local shenanigans based on communities users are interested in.

Jen Fitzpatrick told that users had asked for a tool that assists them in learning the places around their locations.

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