Tag: Google

Google and Microsoft spar over EU plan to ban facial recognition

(Reuters) — The EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith. While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said […]

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Sundar Pichai offers a cryptic warning against over-regulating AI

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wants the world’s governments to regulate artificial intelligence. In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times over the weekend, the big tech boss says: Now there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It is too important […]

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Google Is Looking To Bring Steam Onto Chromebooks

Google’s Chrome OS platform and its Chromebooks aren’t exactly known for being designed for gaming. The relative simplistic and straightforward nature of Chrome OS is great for work and students who don’t really require too much from their computers, but it seems that Google is working towards changing that perception. Advertising In a report from […]

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ProBeat: Your business should adopt Chromium Edge, but not yet

Microsoft this week delivered on its December 2018 promise to embrace Google’s Chromium open source project. Chromium Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS uses Google’s Blink rendering engine instead of Microsoft’s EdgeHTML, and Google’s V8 for JavaScript instead of Microsoft’s Chakra. The question is: Should you switch to Chromium Edge? From […]

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Google parent Alphabet is the fourth U.S. company to pass $1 trillion market cap

(Reuters) — As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock’s extraordinary gains. Shares of the Internet search giant are up nearly 17% over the last […]

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Google’s AI language model Reformer can process the entirety of novels

Whether it’s language, music, speech, or video, sequential data isn’t easy for AI and machine learning models to comprehend — particularly when it depends on extensive surrounding context. For instance, if a person or an object disappears from view in a video only to reappear much later, many algorithms will forget how it looked. Researchers […]

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The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It’s a Nightmare.

Vanessa Bain was less than a year into her gig as an Instacart shopper when the company announced it would no longer allow tipping on its app. Instacart instead began imposing a 10 percent “service fee” that replaced the previous default tip of 10 percent. The change had no impact on customers, who could be […]

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