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Our August Talks at Google roundup: the ultimate spectator sport

July 31st, 2018

Editor’s Note: Talks at Google is our regular series that brings interesting speakers and brilliant minds from all industries and backgrounds to Google campuses. Each month, we select a few favorite talks from that month, or about a particular topic.While the world spent the past couple of months watching the World Cup, we dug through our Talks…

Fairness matters: Promoting pride and respect with AI

July 31st, 2018

We think everyone should be able to express themselves online, so we want to make conversations more inclusive. That’s why we created tools like Perspective, an API that uses machine learning to detect abuse and harassment online. Perspective scores comments based on their similarity to other comments that others have marked as toxic.However, sometimes the…

Making it easier to discover data in Search

July 31st, 2018

In a polarized world, facts and data can provide valuable context for the debates swirling around us. And there has never been more data out there, with record numbers of data journalists working to make sense of it all. In fact, a study by the Google News Lab found that just over half of all…

Start your day on a high note with musical alarms on the Google Clock app

July 31st, 2018

Starting today, you’ll be able to wake up to your favorite music on Spotify with the Google Clock app. Swap out the classic alarm sounds for your favorite pump-up song, a calming soundtrack or a mood-boosting melody.To get started with musical alarms, make sure the latest versions of your Spotify and Clock apps are installed…

We need to embrace technological breakthroughs

July 31st, 2018

Editor’s note: This article is a condensed version of a speech Caesar gave at Singapore’s Smart Nation Innovations Week Opening Symposium on June 5, 2018.Humans have invented technology to help themselves and each other for centuries. While we often refer to technology as the shiny, new innovations like self-driving cars or voice assistants, its breadth…

Browse the web in VR: Chrome launches on Daydream View

July 30th, 2018

Chrome is built to be accessed across all types of devices and platforms, regardless of what operating system you’re on. And today, we’re launching Chrome on Google Daydream View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. So if you have one of these headsets, you can launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and…

Shall we dance? Using technology to explore new art

July 30th, 2018

In a yoga studio on the 11th floor of Google New York, dancer Lorenzo Pagano performed a modern piece he’d choreographed, with roles for four dancers. But this wasn’t your ordinary piece of modern dance—through the use of technology, Lorenzo is dancing all the parts. With a Perception Neuron tracking suit, Lorenzo can record his…

Preparing for a BeyondCorp world: Understanding your device inventory

July 30th, 2018

In my last post, I discussed the key first steps in moving to a system of trust based on people and devices, rather than one based on networks. We do this at Google, and it didn’t just spring up overnight, it took the work of many teams over many years. Today, I’ll go into more…

Empowering female founders in tech: the future is inclusive

July 30th, 2018

Editor’s note: Nicola Hazell is one of Australia’s leading voices on gender equality and social innovation. She is the Chief Innovation Officer and creator of the award-winning SheStarts program at Australia’s largest startup accelerator BlueChilli. Since SheStarts launched in 2016, the program has reached hundreds of women across Australia and invested in two cohorts of…

Icebergs, Goldfish and water on Mars: searches that floated to the top this week

July 27th, 2018

Whether your town’s new neighbor turned out to be a bit icy, or your usual afternoon snack was disrupted by an unexpected recall, this week was full of surprises. Here are a few of the top search trends from this week, with data from the Google News Lab.We’ll never let goAn 11 million-ton iceberg has…

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