Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Google testing new feature that lets you add food images to locations on Maps

Google testing new feature that lets you add food images to locations on Maps

    
Google is reportedly testing a new feature which will detect when photos are clicked at certain restaurants, and offer to attach them to the establishment’s location. The new feature will be rolling out to local guides ‘level 3 and above’ first, meaning to people who have contributed more than 50 reviews as part of Google’s Local Guides program.
Image: Android Police
Image: Android Police
Earlier this year, Google had tried a new experimental service called Tablescape but shut it down and stated that this food photography service’s influence might be seen in future apps. However, this feature is not a separate app and a report by TheVerge pointed out that Google’s email to qualifying Local Guides calls for users to post photos of their ‘epic meals’, suggesting that it will be a new home for pictures of your plate.
Look’s like Google has found a wonderful way to make use of those infinite photos taken of food! In the past, it was reported that Google was developing a new artificial intelligence project which will identify pictures of food posted on Instagram, and will tell you the number of calories included in that meal.
Codenamed Im2Calories, the potential tool was announced at the Rework Deep Learning Summit. It is believed that Im2Calories can be popular, specifically in the US as obesity remains a crisis.

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