How Google Maps uses DeepMind’s AI tools to predict your arrival time

Machine learning to keep your wheels turning

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It also notes that it’s had to change the data it uses to make these predictions following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent change in road usage. “We saw up to a 50 percent decrease in worldwide traffic when lockdowns started in early 2020. “We saw up to a 50 percent decrease in worldwide traffic when lockdowns started in early 2020,” writes Google Maps product manager Johann Lau. “To account for this sudden change, we’ve recently updated our models to become more agile — automatically prioritizing historical traffic patterns from the last two to four weeks, and deprioritizing patterns from any time before that.

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