Google Duplex and the Problem with the Turing Test

CTOvision

The recent demonstration of Google Duplex by CEO Sundar Pichai has grabbed the world’s attention. The demo shows a pre-recorded, and supposedly realtime, interaction between an experimental Google voice assistant, called Google Duplex, interacting with a receptionist at a hair salon and having a back-and-forth conversation to book an appointment. Other demos linked on the Google […].

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Google Data Center FAQ

Data Center Knowledge

Everything you ever wanted to know (and didn't) about Google data centers but were afraid to ask Read More. faq Google

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Why Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure

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Blair Levin and Larry Downes provide an article explaining why even in failing, Google Fiber changed the nature of competition in internet infrastructure and accelerated incumbent broadband investments by years on Harvard Business Review : In 2010, Google rocked the $60 billion broadband industry by announcing plans to deploy fiber-based home internet service, offering connections up […]. CTO News Google

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What's behind Google Hire?

Computer Weekly

Google Hire is the latest move by the internet search giant to expand its reach. We investigate the implications

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Google, like Samsung, is eavesdropping on your private conversations

CTOvision

If you use Google Chrome , you could be subject to eavesdropping by Google. Similar to what Samsung's TVs are doing, the Chromium browser listens to conversations in the vicinity of your laptop, PC, or tablet, and transmits it back to Google.

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HSBC recruits CIO from Google

Computer Weekly

HSBC has recruited a CIO from Google as it seeks to continue to digitise its retail banking services

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Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud

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Hortonworks'' Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud. This new feature will allow dynamic provisioning of HDP clusters on the Google Cloud Platform, providing scalability for enterprise-wide solutions employing HDP, as well as providing a means for rapidly setting up prototyping and development environments. Part of the solution utilizes Apache''s Ambari plugin, along with scripting developed by Google and Hortonworks, to enable easy provisioning.

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Carnegie Mellon’s Andrew Moore to join Google Cloud as new head of AI later this year

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Alphabet is taking artificial intelligence seriously and this can be seen in the chopping and churning that happening in Google’s AI unit. As per reports, Carnegie Mellon’s Andrew Moore will join Google Cloud as the new head of AI later this year, as current leader Fei Fei Li returns to Stanford. Artificial Intelligence News Google

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Researchers Say Google Fiber Has Nationwide Potential

CTOvision

If Google has its way, the Net Neutrality issue could soon become, well, less of an issue. CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Government Research Tech Trends Comcast Federal Communications Commission Google Google Fiber Internet service provider Net neutrality Sanford Bernstein Wall Street

Amazon, Google Detail Next Round of Cloud Data Center Launches

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon plans Paris data centers, while Google unveils eight new cloud locations planned for 2017 Read More. Amazon Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Google

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Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads

Data Center Knowledge

Google is stopping one of the most controversial advertising formats. Cloud Companies GoogleRead More.

Google Reveals Espresso, Its Edge Data Center SDN

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Google NetworkingFourth and most challenging pillar of its SDN strategy, Espresso manages performance at peering points Read More.

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Google Identifies Companies with Unsecure Email Practices

CTOvision

Google recently released a free Video Quality Report , a means for Internet users to determine the quality of their Internet connections and to compare the speeds of their Internet service provider with other local ISPs. Analysis Architecture Cyber Security Gadgets Mobile gmail Google

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Facebook and Google to Build Transpacific Submarine Cable

Data Center Knowledge

Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Connectivity Facebook Google Los AngelesThe partnership is the latest sign of ongoing power balance shift in the world of transcontinental connectivity. Read More.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Google Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Here’s our updated Google data center FAQ Read More. Featured Google

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Google, IBM, Others Pitch Open Standard for Cloud Server Design

Data Center Knowledge

Blades Dell Google Hewlett-Packard IBM IntelOpenCAPI positioned as open alternative to Intel’s proprietary tech Read More.

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Google Glass Feeds from CTOvision, Delphi Brief, Analyst One: stay informed through Google Glass

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By Bob Gourley We announced two weeks ago that we are now part of the Google Glass explorer program. If you use Google Glass yourself, please check these out. You will need to activate your Google Glass channel. This is the first known national security feed into Google Glass.

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Google Opens a New Front in Cloud Price Wars

Data Center Knowledge

Analysts say new discounts can make Google’s cloud cheaper for big users than AWS Read More. Cloud Computing Google

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Net Neutrality Advocates Arrested at Google Headquarters

CTOvision

Regarding the current debate over the FCC’s proposed fast lanes, most consider Google a supporter of Net Neutrality. In early May, Google signed a letter to the FCC opposing fast lanes. In early June, Google supported the Reset the Net campaign , a protest against mass data collection.

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Second Google Data Center Coming to Singapore

Data Center Knowledge

Future multi-level facility will stand next to Google's existing Singapore data center and cost $380 million Read More. Asia-Pacific Google

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Google-Backed FASTER Submarine Cable Goes Live

Data Center Knowledge

Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Connectivity Google OregonSystem adds much needed bandwidth between US and Asian data center markets Read More.

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Google Seeks to Incorporate Non-Latin Languages

CTOvision

Google plans to change that. The announcement mirrors Googles other projects that strive to make Internet access universal. Strategy Trends gmail Google By Shannon Perry. Do you have the email address you want? If you do, you are one of the lucky few.

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Google’s Edge Data Center in Cuba Comes Online

Data Center Knowledge

Cubans expected to see faster Google services, but move doesn’t mean better internet access on island Read More. CDNs Cloud Computing Featured Google

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Google Building Quantum Computing Processors

Data Center Knowledge

Featured Google Company’s artificial intelligence team partners with leading quantum electronics scientists. Read More.

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Video Tour: Google Data Center in South Carolina

Data Center Knowledge

Google Infrastructure team talks about company’s $1.2 billion data center campus Read More.

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Google Cuts Compute Engine Pricing Once Again

Data Center Knowledge

Google''s move is likely to spur other big cloud providers to do the same Read More. Cloud Computing Google

Google boasts of security as Pokémon Go invades Google accounts

Computer Weekly

Google claims it is notifying customers of the 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks a month amid security concerns about Pokémon Go, developed by Google spinoff Niantic

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Google Will Be Powered Completely by Clean Energy Next Year

Data Center Knowledge

Google, the world’s biggest corporate buyer of clean energy, expects to reach a major milestone next year: running the company entirely with wind and solar power. Google Green Data Centers PowerRead More.

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Lagrange Joins Google Cloud as Tech Partner

Data Center Knowledge

Integrates flagship product CloudMaestro with Google Cloud Platform Read More. Cloud Computing Google Lagrange

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Google debuts additional identity protection services

Computer Weekly

Google has rolled out new identity protection features across its account base, including advanced protection for at-risk users

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Google Enterprise Rebrands as “Google for Work”

Data Center Knowledge

Google Hosted business application portfolio rebranded to reflect a more small- and mid-size-business-friendly image. Read More.

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Stackdriver is a pawn in the fight between Google and Amazon Web Services

David Linthicum

At first glance, it may seem odd that Google is buying Stackdriver , a cloud-monitoring startup read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Google Amazon Web Services

Google Launches Autoscaling Beta on Compute Engine

Data Center Knowledge

Autoscaling isn''t new to the cloud world, but it is new to the masses on Google''s Cloud Platform. The service is now in Beta, which is Google-speak for widely available. Cloud Computing Google

Google Cloud Joins Amazon, IBM in Serving Blockchain Clients

Data Center Knowledge

Google’s cloud services will be used to test blockchain technologies for banks. Cloud Computing GoogleRead More.

6 Key Takeaways From Google Marketing Live 2018

Forrester IT

Susan Bidel, Joe Stanhope, Tina Moffett, and I were able to attend Google Marketing Live this week in San Jose. There were many announcements and changes made to Google’s platforms and products. Possibly the most significant – an announcement that was made over a week ago – was the retirement of the AdWords and DoubleClick […]. age of the customer

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