Google drafting ethical principles to guide use of technology

Google drafting ethical principles to guide use of technology

San Francisco, April 14 (IANS): After facing employee fury over a US Defence Department project, Google is reportedly drafting new ethical standards to guide the company’s use of technology and products.   The move comes after more than 3,000 employees of Google signed a letter to the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding that the company […]

Insight: Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

Insight: Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files   BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 (Reuters) – The European Union’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American […]

Apple hires Google’s Artificial Intelligence chief

Apple hires Google’s Artificial Intelligence chief

San Francisco, April 4 (IANS): In a key development, Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google’s Head of Search and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to lead the company’s Machine Learning (ML) and AI strategy.   Giannandrea, who took the role of Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google from Amit Singhal in early 2016, will report directly […]

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

San Francisco, March 28 (IANS): Google has acquired mobile GIF keyboard and search engine Tenor for Android, iOS and desktop making it easier for users to find and share GIF images, the company has announced.   “Most people use Google Images to find more information about a topic and to help them communicate and express […]

Google blocks access to its apps on uncertified Android devices

Google blocks access to its apps on uncertified Android devices

San Francisco, March 27 (IANS): Google has started blocking access to its apps on uncertified Android devices whose firmware was built after March 16 which could cause trouble to users who like to load custom ROMs on their smartphones.   “Android is an open source operating system and a million other varieties have blossomed. If […]

Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

March 15 (Reuters) – Online platforms such as Google <GOOGL.O>, Apple <AAPL.O> and Amazon <AMZN.O> face new European Union rules on their commercial practices with smaller businesses that use their services, as Brussels seeks to curtail their huge market power.   The European Commission is drafting a new regulation specifically targeting online platforms such as […]

Google to make Machine Learning education available for all

Google to make Machine Learning education available for all

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Google on Thursday introduced “Learn with Google AI” — a set of educational resources developed by Machine Learning (ML) experts at the company, for people to learn about concepts, develop skills and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to real-world problems.   “Learn with Google AI” comes with existing content as well […]

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

San Francisco, February 17 (IANS) Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.   The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging […]

Google forays into hyperlocal news through ‘Bulletin’ app

Google forays into hyperlocal news through ‘Bulletin’ app

San Francisco, January 27 (IANS) Expanding its reach into the hyperlocal news, Google has introduced a new app named “Bulletin” that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities.   “This is a free, lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, video clips and text right from your phone, published straight […]

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