Google Maps is launching a generative feature that is AI help you discover new places, the company announced today.

Using large language models (LLMs), the feature that is new the more than 250 million areas on Bing Maps and efforts from over 300 million neighborhood Guides to pull-up recommendations considering just what you’re finding. As an example, you can search “places with a vintage vibe in SF,” and Maps will generate shopping recommendations organized by categories, as well as “photo carousels and review summaries,” the company explains if you want to find cool thrift shops in San Francisco. The new feature is meant to feel more conversational than the search experience that is ordinary. In the event that you ask a question that is follow-up “How about lunch?” the AI will take your previous interest in vintage and find restaurants that meet the criteria, such as an old-school diner.

The company says the feature should be able to generate recommendations on even the most niche or query that is specific

The very early accessibility test is moving away this few days into the U.S. and will also be open to pick neighborhood Guides, Google’s community of people just who add reviews, details and pictures on Maps to greatly help various other people with detail by detail information on various areas. It’ll come to be open to various other people into the future that is near. The company hasn’t yet said which other countries would get the feature.

In October, Google updated Maps to be more like a search tool, introducing various features that are AI-powered image outcomes therefore the capability to recommend particular locations whenever entering unclear inquiries like “things doing.” This new generative feature that is AI becoming the next phase in Maps’ trip to getting a destination for finding brand new locations in the place of just deploying it for navigation.

“this can be only the start of exactly how we’re supercharging Maps with generative AI,” Bing typed in today’s article.