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Collaborating on the future of audio news for the Assistant

December 6th, 2018

For the past century, radio has been a one-size-fits-all medium. Turn on the radio and you’re dropped into a show at a moment in time—regardless of what you already know, where you are, or what you’re interested in. Imagine instead if you could have your own radio, one that’s available on-demand, accessible throughout your day,…

Reducing gender bias in Google Translate

December 6th, 2018

Over the course of this year, there’s been an effort across Google to promote fairness and reduce bias in machine learning. Our latest development in this effort addresses gender bias by providing feminine and masculine translations for some gender-neutral words on the Google Translate website. Google Translate learns from hundreds of millions of already-translated examples…

Proposed copyright rules: bad for small publishers, European consumers and online services

December 6th, 2018

Copyright rules give news publishers rights over how their work is used. Europe is updating these rules for this digital age, and that’s a move Google supports. But the European Parliament’s version of a new copyright directive -specifically Article 11 and its recital 32- will have unintended consequences for smaller news publishers, limit innovation in…

The latest on Messages, Allo, Duo and Hangouts

December 6th, 2018

Communicating with the people in our lives is one of the most important things we do every day, whether it’s chatting with friends about an upcoming trip, calling mom to check in, or touching base with colleagues. Over the past few years, we’ve built products to help improve the way you communicate and today we’re…

Announcing Kaggle integration with Google Data Studio

December 5th, 2018

As of today, Kaggle is now officially integrated with Data Studio, Google’s serverless business intelligence and data visualization platform. You’ll be able to connect to and visualize Kaggle datasets directly from Data Studio using the Kaggle Community Connector. Kaggle is the world’s largest online community of data scientists. Its two million users come to the…

Defying stereotypes: Jason’s journey learning how to code

December 4th, 2018

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Jason Jones, a recent graduate of The Last Mile, a program that prepares incarcerated individuals for successful re-entry to the job market through business and technology training. Today, Google.org announced a $2 million grant to The Last Mile, which will allow the program to expand to prisons across the…

Four ways top brands deliver faster, smarter marketing with Google Marketing Platform

December 4th, 2018

When today’s consumers need answers, they expect to find them in just a few swipes and taps. For brands, it’s become a race against time to meet those needs. Consumers are making more decisions in less time, based on what they need in the moment, and they demand an experience that can keep up with…

Live from the North Pole: what’s new at Santa’s Village

December 4th, 2018

It’s the 15th year of Santa’s Village, an interactive holiday hub where you can play games to learn coping skills, create original artwork, exercise your geographic chops, and more. Here’s what’s new this year: Entertain yourself with a new game🧝 With our Elf Maker, you can customize an elf from head to toe to make…

New partners and courses to develop tomorrow’s workforce

December 4th, 2018

At Google, we’re committed to creating more opportunity for everyone. Through our Grow with Google initiative, we’ve trained 7.5 million people in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on digital skills since 2015. But we’re doing more than just training—we want to help people put these new skills to use, which is why we’ve also…

Building a better internet experience together with Indonesia

December 4th, 2018

One of my favorite snacks is made by Rina Trinawati, a 45-year-old entrepreneur from Indonesia who bakes cookies for a living. I like them because they’re not just a treat for the tastebuds. Her business, Tin Tin Chips, employs mothers of children with disabilities. Since Rina learned how to market her cookies online, orders have…