Tag: Google

Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones

With more smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack, it means that more users are starting to transition to wireless headphones. While going wireless is no doubt welcome, the downside is that it requires a battery, which means that they need to be constantly charged and where users can run into situations where they’re out of […]

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Google expected to achieve quantum supremacy in 2019: Here’s what that means

Google‘s reportedly on the verge of demonstrating a quantum computer capable of feats no ordinary classical computer could perform. The term for this is quantum supremacy, and experts believe the Mountain View company could be mere months from achieving it. This may be the biggest scientific breakthrough for humanity since we figured out how to […]

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Google increases rewards for hacking Chrome, Chrome OS, and Google Play

Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010, today increased bug bounties across the Chrome Vulnerability Reward Program and the Google Play Security Reward Program. Bug bounty programs are a great complement to existing internal security programs. They help motivate individuals and hacker groups to […]

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Google’s Parrotron AI helps people with speech impediments talk freely

Earlier this year, Google teased a neural network-powered algorithm that could do speech-to-speech translation in real-time. As impressive as that might be, the app was mostly inaccessible to people with speech impediments. This is why the company’s AI division has been working on new software specifically aimed at those with verbal impairments. In a new […]

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Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments

For millions of folks around the world, speech impairment is a fact of life. Roughly 7.5 million people in the U.S. have trouble vocalizing words and phrases, and disorders involving pitch, loudness, and quality affect about 5% of children by the first grade. This poses a challenge for accessibility engineers developing AI-driven speech recognition and […]

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How AI companies can avoid ethics washing

One of the essential phrases necessary to understand AI in 2019 has to be “ethics washing.” Put simply, ethics washing — also called “ethics theater” — is the practice of fabricating or exaggerating a company’s interest in equitable AI systems that work for everyone. A textbook example for tech giants is when a company promotes […]

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Google Maps now displays bike-sharing stations worldwide

Google Maps is bringing bike-sharing station information to global markets from today, more than a year after first debuting the feature in New York City. Google introduced an integration with Citi Bike in the Big Apple last April, showing travelers the nearest bike-sharing station and revealing how many bikes are currently available. Now, the internet […]

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Your ‘Privately’ Shared Google Photos Links Are Actually Not So Private

Google Photos is great because as a cloud-based photo storage system, it allows users to upload photos that can be accessed anywhere. Users can also create photo albums and share those privately with friends or family members, or at least that’s what many have been led to believe. Advertising However, researcher Robert Wiblin has published […]

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Listen Up: Amazon Putting Alexa Into More Automobiles

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Waze now displays toll road pricing for drivers in the U.S. and Canada

Waze is rolling out a new feature in the U.S. and Canada that lets drivers see how much they can expect to spend on tolls for any given route. The crowd-powered navigation app, bought by Google back in 2013, already allows drivers to route around toll roads to save money. But now the app will display […]

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