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Google’s €25 million contribution to media literacy

March 30th, 2021

While navigating the uncertainty and challenges of the last year, it has proven more important than ever for people to access accurate information, and sort facts from fiction. That’s why Google is contributing €25 million to help launch the European Media and Information Fund to strengthen media literacy skills, fight misinformation, and support fact-checking. Our…

Redefining what a map can be with new information and AI

March 30th, 2021

Sixteen years ago, many of us held a printout of directions in one hand and the steering wheel in the other to get around— without information about the traffic along your route or details about when your favorite restaurant was open. Since then, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of what a map can do, propelled…

Baking up the future with Mars Wrigley & Cloud AI

March 29th, 2021

Baking is something that I like to do to relax; spending leisurely evenings creating something beautiful with as much care and precision as possible. Baking with AI—blending my day job as a machine learning engineer with one of my favorite hobbies—makes this experience even better. Plus, the serendipitous nature of building the model, arriving at…

Discover the best products for everything on Google

March 26th, 2021

When you shop for products — whether for your home, your family, or yourself — you should feel confident knowing you’re making a good decision and buying the best product for your needs. Search interest for products like the “best exercise bikes,” “best ring lights” and “best air fryers” increased by 100% or more in…

Supporting a healthy digital ads ecosystem in Australia

March 25th, 2021

Advertising plays a major role in sustaining the free and open web. It supports a universe of Australian creators and publishers — and underwrites the useful content and services that Australian internet users enjoy. Advertising technology creates opportunities for businesses, particularly small and medium businesses, to connect with customers. This helps facilitate competition, innovation, and…

A nonprofit finds volunteers with the new Google Analytics

March 24th, 2021

In the United States, almost half of our food supply is wasted. That’s enough to feed everyone who experiences food insecurity four times over. “In a lot of ways hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a distribution problem,” says Leah Lizarondo, co-founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization seeking to…

How AI helps volunteers support LGBTQ youth in crisis

March 24th, 2021

Over 1.8 million LGBTQ youth seriously consider suicide in the U.S. each year. At The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth, the number of youth reaching out for support has ballooned since the start of the pandemic — at times nearly doubling our pre-COVID-19 volume. We…

Digital tools create a safety net for European businesses

March 23rd, 2021

Alongside the public health crisis, the economic impact of the pandemic is being felt heavily around the world. As entrepreneurs, business leaders, and Governments work to protect jobs and accelerate a return to prosperity in the long term, it’s clear that digital tools and skills are going to be more important than ever. That’s why…

Swiss Federal Railways transforms its workforce with Android Enterprise

March 23rd, 2021

At Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), mobility is the key to how our teams stay connected and fulfill our mission as the public rail transport agency in Switzerland. We strive to provide a safe and pleasant journey for passengers and reliable transport for cargo. Many of our 33,000 employees are on the frontline of helping customers,…

Helping newsrooms experiment together with AI

March 23rd, 2021

In our JournalismAI report, journalists around the world told researchers they are eager to collaborate and explore the benefits of AI, especially as it applies to newsgathering, production and distribution. To facilitate their collaboration, the Google News Initiative and Polis – the journalism think tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science –…