Google reveals a more personal Maps, and a wild augmented reality vision

Machine learning can give you a version of the Internet tailored to fit your specific needs and wants. Google’s been beating that drum for years, but the vision manifested itself in fresh, impressive ways in an overhauled Google Maps app revealed during the company’s I/O keynote. And then Google knocked our socks off with a thrilling vision of how augmented reality and computer vision could radically transform walking directions in the future.  

A redesigned Explore tab and a new For You tab will make Maps more personal for each of its 1 billion-plus users in the coming months, as the interface will be populated with restaurants, businesses, and activities from your local haunts. The focus will be on interesting events (like new store openings) and personal recommendations to get you to try new things.

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