AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector datasets

 What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Unsurprisingly they’re after access to data. Lots and lots of data. Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Google makes its local reviews easier to use when traveling with automated translation

 Google announced today it’s making its business reviews easier to access and read when you’re traveling by performing automatic translation. The company says it will now translate the user reviews that appear in Google Search results and Google Maps into the language you have set on your device, so you can read them in your own language. This allows you to get more information… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Now you can buy TV ads through Google’s DoubleClick

 Google is announcing that advertisers can now buy traditional TV advertising through the DoubleClick Bid Manager. Bid Manager is the main DoubleClick ad-buying product, so Google is pitching this as a way to manage TV and online ad campaigns from the same place. “Historically, TV and digital advertising have been bought and measured through different systems and currencies,”… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content

 YouTube today claims to have fixed an issue with its service that was causing it to incorrectly filter content in “Restricted Mode” and hiding a large selection of LGBTQ+ videos as a result. The company had come under fire last month when it was discovered that users who turned on “Restricted Mode” – a setting that allows YouTube users to filter out the… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Form an orderly queue! Google wants your blood (and other bodily fluids). Oh and your medical records

 Alphabet’s (Google’s) life sciences division Verily has launched its public pitch for a massive, multi-year health study it’s leading, along with Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine, and Google proper. Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity

 Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets worldwide, starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The deal comes with an added bonus for Samsung users – they’ll be able to upload up to 100,000 of their own songs to Google Play Music for free. This… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico