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Site Recommends Restaurants Based On The Brain’s Neural Network

Nara takes its lead from neuroscience to give users suggestions on where to dine.

Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez on June 7, 2013. @leahgonz

Searching restaurants on the web can be daunting since you can end up with too many search results with a lot of reviews by strangers. A new personal recommendation website called Nara hopes to make it easier for people to find good restaurants with next-generation artificial intelligence to create a network that gives personal recommendations based on the user’s tastes and interests.

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Developed by a collective of neuroscientists, computer scientists, astrophysicists, artists, and entrepreneurs, Nara borrows concepts from neuroscience to make searching for restaurants fast and easy. It links similar restaurants in a kind of “neural network” that also keeps the user’s “digital DNA,” which it refines based on behavior and every time the user rates a suggested restaurant.

The site launched last year and followed up with the release of its mobile service. This year it expanded to give restaurant recommendations all over the US and Canada.

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In the future the company hopes to not only give restaurant recommendations, but to also help users when it comes to shopping, hotels, music, and more.

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