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Behind Magenta, the tech that rocked I/O

May 20th, 2019

On the second day of I/O 2019, two bands took the stage—with a little help from machine learning. Both YACHT and The Flaming Lips worked with Google engineers who say that machine learning could change the way artists create music. “Any time there has been a new technological development, it has made its way into…

How car-loving Googlers turned a “lemon” into lemonade

May 20th, 2019

This April, Googlers Peter McDade and Clay McCauley spent an entire day trying to keep a $300 car running. No, they weren’t stuck on a nightmare of a road trip. They were competing in the 24 Hours of Lemons race, the culmination of eight months of blood, sweat and tears—and a whole lot of grease….

Glass Enterprise Edition 2: faster and more helpful

May 20th, 2019

Glass Enterprise Edition has helped workers in a variety of industries—from logistics, to  manufacturing, to field services—do their jobs more efficiently by providing hands-free access to the information and tools they need to complete their work. Workers can use Glass to access checklists, view instructions or send inspection photos or videos, and our enterprise customers…

A promising step forward for predicting lung cancer

May 20th, 2019

Over the past three years, teams at Google have been applying AI to problems in healthcare—from diagnosing eye disease to predicting patient outcomes in medical records. Today we’re sharing new research showing how AI can predict lung cancer in ways that could boost the chances of survival for many people at risk around the world….

Tech Exchange students reflect on their future careers

May 20th, 2019

What if this was your day? At 10 a.m., explore the impact of cybersecurity on society. Over lunch, chat with a famous YouTuber. Wrap up the day with a tour of the Google X offices. Then, head home to work on a machine intelligence group project. Sound out of the ordinary? For the 65 students…

Google.org and FII collaborate to empower low-income families

May 20th, 2019

Since 2015, the Family Independence Initiative (FII) has used over $2.5 million in Google.org grants to empower families to escape poverty. Their technology platform UpTogether helps low-income families access small cash investments, connect with each other and share solutions—like how to find childcare or strategies to pay off debt. With the grants last year, FII improved…

Collaborating to protect nearly anonymous animals

May 17th, 2019

When you have a lot of people working in a Google Doc it can look like a zoo, with anonymous animals popping into your document to write (or howl, bark or moo) their feedback. Today, 13 new animals—like the african wild dog, grey reef shark and cheetah—are joining the pack. Though they may be excellent…

Building for all learners with new apps, tools, and resources

May 16th, 2019

Everyone deserves access to a quality education—no matter your background, where you live, or your abilities. We’re recognizing this on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an effort to promote digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, by sharing new features, training, and partners, along with the many new products announced at Google I/O. Since everyone learns…

Three new machine learning courses

May 16th, 2019

Many years ago, I took a dance lesson in Budapest to learn the csárdás, a Hungarian folk dance. The instructor shouted directions to me in enthusiastic Hungarian, a language I didn’t understand, yet I still learned the dance by mimicking the instructor and the expert students. Now, I do love clear directions in a lesson—I…

Make your smart home more accessible with new tutorials

May 16th, 2019

I’m legally blind, so from the moment I pop out of bed each morning, I use technology to help me go about my day. When I wake up, I ask my Google Assistant for my custom-made morning Routine which turns on my lights, reads my calendar and plays the news. I use other products as…