Yelp just released a major one updating the app with more than 20 new features, several of which are powered by artificial intelligence. The biggest news for regular users is adding AI-written business summaries that Yelp says will help people find the perfect restaurant or servicewhich meets their needs.
They are also available new visuals for the home page and redesigned search, which the company says will also help users find the best place to go for dinner. This home feed includes artificial intelligence to provide users with more relevant content, and in addition to videos posted by local businesses, it also displays images from nearby restaurants that match previous user queries.
The artificial intelligence features will also be for business users. The app now offers business owners “smart, AI-powered budgets”, which make it possible to optimize advertising expenses. They are also available for business owners new data reports that provide “valuable information about the market and the competition”.
Newly, users can now acquire further official award for regularly reviewing certain types of food. You can win one of these prestigious digital trophies if you rate three restaurants that offer the same type of cuisine in one year. You can find these awards in the Achievements section of the application.
The update is currently only available for iOS, but Yelp says an Android version will be released in the coming months. This isn’t the first time the service has dabbled in artificial intelligence innovations. Back in April, Yelp announced that it was integrating artificial intelligence and language models to improve search.