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artificial intelligenceWaymo Self-Driving Cars use lasers to constantly guide safe driving

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Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, is building the world’s most experienced driver, with over 10 million miles self-driven on public roads and almost 7 billion in simulation. Discover what we’ve seen and learned along the way from literal curveballs in …

artificial intelligenceGeneralized Graph Networks ups Deep Learning to next level AI

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Deep Learning and Machine Learning has made breakthroughs in recent years. There is tens of billions of dollars going into development of the new AI. Google and Deep Mind are recognizing that Deep Learning is not going to reach human …

googleGoogle+ had security bug, did not report it and will shutdown consumer version

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Google is shutting down Google+ the consumer version of Google+ in ten months. Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where co-workers can engage in internal discussions on a secure corporate social network. A security bug allowed third-party developers …

carsBetter Commuting with Google Maps

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New features have been added to Google Maps to help you take control of your daily commute— enabling you to plan ahead, prepare for the inevitable disruptions, and possibly avoid them altogether. People in North America spend a full day …

amazonBig Tech advantage is larger than WW2 code breakers over Germany

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Google has over 90% of the world’s searches. Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Search Engine Market Share Facebook has 65% of social media. Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Social Media Market Share < href="http://www.visualcapitalist.com/chart-shows-amazons-dominance-ecommerce/">Amazon has almost 50% of all eCommerce …

ecommerceHow will Google and Facebook be regulated in response to fear of the tech giants?

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For a few years there has been growing calls to curb the monopoly power of Amazon, Google and Facebook. Previously Republicans have been against monopoly regulation. Recent developments could cause Republicans in the House and Senate to support the White …

googleAsk Google Assistant to Tell me something good to get good news

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“Tell me something good” is a new experimental feature for Google Assistant users in the U.S. that delivers your daily dose of good news. Just say “Hey Google, tell me something good” to receive a brief news summary about people …

dwaveNext four years will determine if noisy quantum computers can beat current computers

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From November 2017 to March 2018 there was the announcement of IBM 50 qubit prototype, Intel’s 49 qubit test chip and Google 72 qubit processor. These processors had 10% to as low as 1% error rates. In 2017, D-Wave systems …

carsGoogle Waymo launching paid self-driving car service in Phoenix in 2018 and California likely in 2019

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Waymo has been testing self-driving cars without any safety drivers in Phoenix for nearly a year. Waymo will launch the first commercial program in Phoenix within months. They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial …

dronesGoogle Alphabet’s newest Other Bets are Loon and Wing

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Loon (stratospheric balloon internet) and Wing (drone delivery) are graduating Google’s X-lab to become two new independent businesses within Alphabet. Loon will work with mobile network operators globally to bring internet access to unconnected and under-connected people around the world. …