Traffic Alerts (Maps)
Now, Google Maps is probably THE app we use whenever we go out and require assistance in directions and traffic. The other day I was traveling to another city and took the expressway and Maps suggested: “Despite the Heavy Traffic, you are on the fastest route“. But, How does it know that?
Well, It’s a combination of People currently using the service, Historic Data of that route collected over time and few tricks acquired from other companies. Everyone using maps is providing their location, average speed, the route in which they are traveling which in turn helps Google collect massive Data about the traffic, which makes them predict the upcoming traffic and adjust your route according to it.
Social Media (Facebook)
One of the most common applications of Machine Learning is Automatic Friend Tagging Suggestions in Facebook or any other social media platform. Facebook uses face detection and Image recognition to automatically find the face of the person which matches it’s Database and hence suggests us to tag that person based on DeepFace.
Facebook’s Deep Learning project DeepFace is responsible for the recognition of faces and identifying which person is in the picture. It also provides Alt Tags (Alternative Tags) to images already uploaded on facebook. For eg., if we inspect the following image on Facebook, the alt-tag has a description.
Hope this helps!
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