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The creative coder adding color to machine learning

March 15th, 2019

Machine learning is already revolutionizing the way we solve problems across almost every industry and walk of life, from photo organization to cancer detection and flood prediction. But outside the tech world, most people don’t know what an algorithm is or how it works, let alone how they might start training one of their own….

Helping Indonesia prepare for disasters

March 15th, 2019

In September last year, a large earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Within hours, a tsunami hit Palu, the provincial capital. Over two thousand lives were lost, making it the deadliest earthquake in 2018. Google.org and Googlers around the world responded by donating $1 million to support relief efforts led by Save the Children…

A recipe for beating the record of most-calculated digits of pi

March 14th, 2019

Editor’s note: Today, March 14, is Pi Day (3.14). Here at Google, we’re celebrating the day with a new milestone: A team at Google has broken the Guinness World RecordsTMtitle for most accurate value of pi. Whether or not you realize it, pi is everywhere you look. It’s the ratio of the circumference of a…

Enabling a Safe Digital Advertising Ecosystem

March 14th, 2019

Google has a crucial stake in a healthy and sustainable digital advertising ecosystem—something we’ve worked to enable for nearly 20 years. Every day, we invest significant team hours and technological resources in protecting the users, advertisers and publishers that make the internet so useful. And every year, we share key actions and data about our…

Supporting people with disabilities: Be My Eyes and phone support now available

March 13th, 2019

15 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability—that’s over 1 billion people. Last January, we introduced a dedicated Disability Support team available to help answer questions about assistive features and functionalities within Google products. Access to a Disability Support team—and specifically, video and phone support—was a popular request we heard from the…

Grow your games business with ads

March 13th, 2019

There’s so much that goes into building a great mobile game. Building a thriving business on top of it? That’s next level. Today, we’re announcing new solutions to increase the lifetime value of your players. Now, it’s easier than ever to re-engage your audience and take advantage of a new, smarter approach to monetization. Help…

Your mission, gumshoe: Catch Carmen Sandiego in Google Earth

March 13th, 2019

I distinctly remember being tucked into the couch, computer on and ready for the chase. With my assignment from ACME (first stop: Paris) I traveled from Singapore to Tokyo to Kathmandu chasing VILE villains, always on the lookout for that iconic scarlet coat and fedora. Like many of my friends, I spent much of my time…

With Lookout, discover your surroundings with the help of AI

March 12th, 2019

Whether it’s helping to detect cancer cells or drive our cars, artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly larger role in our lives. With Lookout, our goal is to use AI to provide more independence to the nearly 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired. Now available to people with Pixel…

Google Marketing Live broadcast on May 14th: register today

March 12th, 2019

Did you know that searches for “best” have increased by 80% in the last two years? For example, in recent third-party research, we saw that some people spend over 50 days searching for the “best chocolate” before making a decision. Google Marketing Live is happening on May 14th—register now to discover how to take action…

W3C celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Web

March 12th, 2019

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Web and in a few months, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the W3C developing open standards and guidelines that foster innovative applications, profitable commerce, and the free flow of information and ideas. In March 1989, while at CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote “Information Management:…