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Google Maps is getting ‘supercharged’ with generative AI

Google Maps with generative AI
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Google is bringing generative AI to — where else? — Google Maps, promising to help users find cool places through the use of large language models (LLM).

The feature will answer queries for restaurant or shopping recommendations, for example, using its LLM to “analyze Maps’ detailed information about more than 250 million places and trusted insights from our community of over 300 million contributors to quickly make suggestions for where to go.”

Google says the feature will first become available in the US, but there’s no word yet on when other countries will also get it.

It’s a natural place for Google to flex its AI muscles, as the company has been laboring for years to turn its…

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