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How we’re minimizing AI’s carbon footprint

April 21st, 2021

The book that led to my visit to Google. When I first visited Google back in 2002, I was a computer science professor at UC Berkeley. My colleague John Hennessey and I were updating our textbook on computer architecture, and Larry Page — who rode a hot-rodded electric scooter at the time — agreed to…

New progress toward our 24/7 carbon-free energy goal

April 20th, 2021

Like so many, I’ve been spending more time outdoors this year, whether it’s taking walks with my dog or hiking with my family. This extra time in nature has given me a deeper appreciation for the work being done to preserve our planet for future generations. At the same time, wildfires and other climate disasters…

Join us for our first virtual Web Stories workshop

April 20th, 2021

The Web Creators team at Google is inviting anyone who creates content on the web to our first-ever virtual Web Stories workshop. Web Stories are a web-based version of the popular Story format, which allows you to engage your audience like never before. Create richer, more intimate, and more meaningful experiences that connect with your…

Bring iconic Japanese characters to life with AR in Search

April 19th, 2021

We all need a bit of escapism sometimes, and there’s nothing like a blast from the pop-culture past to do the trick. Today, we’re bringing characters from classic Japanese anime, games, and TV shows to life — from Pac-Man to Hello Kitty — with augmented reality (AR) in Search. Japan’s anime and video game culture…

Culture needs us, as much as we need culture

April 17th, 2021

Last month, a horn player sounded an 18,000-year-old conch shell, discovered in 1931 at Marsoulas Cave in France. In doing so, he confirmed that the shell was not only decorative but the oldest wind instrument of its kind. In January this year, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the world’s oldest cave painting was revealed,…

Ask a Techspert: How can we fight energy rush hours?

April 16th, 2021

Editor’s Note: Do you ever feel like a fish out of water? Try being a tech novice and talking to an engineer at a place like Google. Ask a Techspert is a series on the Keyword asking Googler experts to explain complicated technology for the rest of us. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but…

Meet your new travel guides

April 16th, 2021

Exploring the hidden sites of a city or learning about fascinating places, people and stories can be fun on your own, but it becomes a whole new experience when having exceptional guides. In the newest episodes of the Google Arts & Culture video series “Perspectives,” tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams, award-winning songwriter, actor, and producer actor…

A more helpful Chrome, throughout your workday

April 15th, 2021

Lately, my productivity has been up and down, following the curves of the pandemic and the seasons. But where I live, spring is here 🌷. And, in addition to spending more time in my garden, I’m finally zeroing in on how I can be more productive working from home. Here’s how I use some new…

5 new ways Google Assistant can make the day a little easier

April 14th, 2021

Spring is here, and with it, a helping hand from Google Assistant. Today we’re introducing five new features that help you tackle small things around the house (and from the car). 1) Can’t remember where you put down your phone?Don’t sweat it. Already one of the most popular features for Google Assistant, you can tell your…

These 11 organizations are building a greener Europe

April 12th, 2021

The science is clear: the world must act now to avert the worst consequences of climate change. In September we laid out what our next decade of climate action will look like. It’s clear that the scale and complexity of the battle to combat climate change will require everybody to work together, that’s why we…