Machine learning gives environmentalists something to tweet about

November 30th, 2017

Editor’s note: TensorFlow, our open source machine learning library, is just that—open to anyone. Companies, nonprofits, researchers and developers have used TensorFlow in some pretty cool ways, and we’re sharing those stories here on Keyword. Here’s one of them. Victor Anton captured tens of thousands of birdsong recordings, collected over a three-year period. But he…

Get local help with your Google Assistant

November 30th, 2017

No matter what questions you’re asking—whether about local traffic or a local business—your Google Assistant should be able to help. And starting today, it’s getting better at helping you, if you’re looking for nearby services like an electrician, plumber, house cleaner and more. To get started, say “Ok Google, find me a plumber” to your…

Poly API: 3D objects on demand

November 30th, 2017

Today we’re making it even easier for developers to find and use 3D objects and scenes for their VR and AR apps with the Poly API. Poly lets creators and developers browse, find, and download 3D objects and scenes for use in their apps. It’s fully integrated with Blocks and Tilt Brush, and even allows…

Data Journalism Awards 2018: call for entries

November 30th, 2017

Data Journalism—the skill of combining reporting with data—is becoming an increasingly important part of every journalist’s toolkit. That’s not just anecdotal: a recent study commissioned by the Google News Lab found that half of all news outlets have at least one dedicated data journalist. So, for the seventh consecutive year, we’re proud to support the…

Please Welcome Diane Bryant to Google Cloud

November 30th, 2017

I am happy and excited to announce that Diane Bryant, former Group President at Intel, will be joining Google Cloud as our Chief Operating Officer. I can’t think of a person with more relevant experience and talents. She is an engineer with tremendous business focus and an outstanding thirty-year career in technology. Most recently, Diane…

Introducing AIY Vision Kit: Make devices that see

November 30th, 2017

Earlier this year, we kicked off AIY Projects to help makers experiment with and learn about artificial intelligence. Our first release, AIY Voice Kit, was a huge hit! People built many amazing projects, showing what was possible with voice recognition in maker projects. Today, we’re excited to announce our latest AIY Project, the Vision Kit….

The new maker toolkit: IoT, AI and Google Cloud Platform

November 30th, 2017

Voice interaction is everywhere these days—via phones, TVs, laptops and smart home devices that use technology like the Google Assistant. And with the availability of maker-friendly offerings like Google AIY’s Voice Kit, the maker community has been getting in on the action and adding voice to their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. As avid makers…

Fly the skies with Red Bull Air Race and Daydream

November 30th, 2017

Grab a Daydream headset and get ready to jump into the cockpit of one of the world’s fastest motor sports in virtual reality: The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, a time trial using planes to race a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. It’s fast, exciting, and requires nerves of steel to win….

Meet Datally, a new way to understand, control and save mobile data

November 30th, 2017

Mobile data is expensive for many people around the world. And what’s worse, it’s hard to figure out where it all goes. That means you’re never just chatting, playing games or watching videos on your phone—you’re also anxiously keeping an eye on how long your data will last. That’s why we built Datally, an app…

Europe on Stage: How YouTube is spurring opportunity

November 29th, 2017

For three years now, YouTube stars from across Europe have gathered in Brussels to share their passions, amaze people with their talents, and celebrate their achievements at the Europe on Stage event, hosted last week by Brussels’ BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts. Europe on Stage highlights the diversity of talent in Europe, and demonstrates YouTube’s…