22.07.2024

Google announces new features in Search and Maps

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Victor Podvolotsky

Lifehacker Author

Google talked about new features in search and Maps

Google held its annual Search On event dedicated to the transformation of information products. The developers of the company told how advances in the field of artificial intelligence will change the search in the near future. We chose the main thing.

“Discussions and forums” in the search

Google talks about new features in Search and Maps

This new feature will allow you to get information about your search query from discussions and forums like Reddit. For example, if you're searching for the best family cars, in addition to the standard results, you'll see links to user posts that contain relevant tips.

For now, this innovation will roll out to mobile devices in the US. Other countries later.

New “multi-search”

Google talks about new features in Search and Maps

This is a search using images and text at the same time. The user can search for something by the photo from the camera, and then refine their request with text. It will also be possible to take a picture of an unfamiliar object, such as a dish or a plant, and then find it in the nearest place on the map – in a restaurant or a garden store.

Improved translation from a photo

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Now, when translating text from images through the Lens camera, Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) machine learning technology will be used. It will allow you to accurately superimpose translated words on the same background so that the text looks just as organic.

New Maps models

Google talked about new features in search and Maps

In Google Maps, you can now see how a particular place looks at a certain time of the day, taking into account the weather. This new immersive 3D view will be available for 250 different attractions and will roll out to five major cities in the coming months. More will be added over time.

Improving Live View Search

Google talked about new features in search and Maps

Live View search mode in Maps, which superimposes direction arrows and placemarks on top of the camera image, will now help you find the right place faster. For example, if you turn on the camera and select an ATM, the interface will immediately tell you exactly where the nearest one is, how it works and how best to get to it.

So far, this feature is being rolled out only in London, Los Angeles, New York , San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo.

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