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Google hits pause on promoting facial popularity tech over abuse fears

The ethical dilemma swirling around facial recognition technology has prompted Google to hit pause on selling its own system to the public. On Thursday, Google’s Cloud business said it was holding off on offering a facial recognition system for general-purposes, citing the potential for abuse. “We continue to work with many organizations to identify and...CONTINUE READING

You’ll be able to now give your Google Assistant a British or Australian accessory

Now you can get your Google Assistant device to say “g’day.” The voice assistant features two new voices for English speakers in the U.S., with the introduction of being able to choose an Australian or British accent. SEE ALSO: Google Home’s best feature just got way more useful You can access these accent in your...CONTINUE READING

International Cup tops Google searches in 2018, tech is nowhere to be observed

Google published its “Year in Search 2018” report on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly, the global results are topped by the biggest sporting event of the year, the World Cup. Sports, elections, catastrophes and celebrities typically dominate these lists, and the year behind us was no different.  There is one notable change compared to years past, however:...CONTINUE READING

On the Google listening to, Congress proves they nonetheless do not know how the web works

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s long-awaited Congressional hearing took place on Tuesday. Pichai testified before Congress on Google+ data breaches, the controversial Chinese-censorship friendly search product, and perceived anti-conservative bias. But, there was one more pressing concern that took center stage to those watching the hearing: Several members of Congress, at least on the House Judiciary...CONTINUE READING

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pressed on bias and China seek engine on Capitol Hill

The head of a tech giant is on the Congressional hot seat again. Google CEO Sundar Pichai appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning. The hearing, titled Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices, focused on a range of issues, including: allegations of anti-conservative bias, data collection,...CONTINUE READING

Google to kill Google+ early after exposing private information of greater than 50 million

Google will end the consumer version of its ill-fated social network Google+ in April, four months earlier than expected, after finding another security issue impacting more than 50 million people. In a blog post Monday, Google said that a November software update caused the Google+ API to inadvertently make users’ personal information viewable to developers,...CONTINUE READING

No longer positive the place to consume? Google Maps can now suggest puts prior to you even seek

Google Maps is going to start offering recommendations about where to eat and visit based on your interests. The popular mapping app is adding a personalized “For You” tab to the iOS app starting today and expanding the feature to more than 130 countries on Android, the company announced in a blog post Monday. SEE...CONTINUE READING

This neural-net powered AI is far higher at chess than any person

Checkmate. Competitive and casual chess players alike now have a new foe. In addition to computers, there’s a new AI platform called AlphaZero that can totally beat us all. SEE ALSO: An AI wrote the script for this movie, and let’s just say there’s eyeball vomiting in it AlphaZero is from DeepMind Technologies, a subsidiary...CONTINUE READING

Google to personalize audio-based information over assistant device

Listening to the news over a Google Home smart speaker is going to get more useful. On Thursday, Google announced a new effort to personalize the audio news feed available through the company’s digital assistant software. The goal behind the project is to create a radio station that caters to your interests, Google product manager...CONTINUE READING
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