Google Duplex and the Problem with the Turing Test


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 open-sources AI that can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy


Google is going open-source with it’s best-kept secret to users – AI technology. According to sources, Google is releasing open-source AI algorithms that its researchers say can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy. — The Google patented tool called Diarization — the process of partitioning out a speech sample into distinctive, homogeneous segments according to who said what, […]. Artificial Intelligence News Google

Google Data Center FAQ

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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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Google introduces more customizable, less annoying reCAPTCHA v3 to stop bots


Google has now released the all-new reCAPTCHA v3 API that is more customizable and runs adaptive risk analysis in the background to alert webmasters of suspicious traffic. Cyber Security News GoogleFor now, Captcha is one of the most important tools that webmasters wield against bots and spam traffic. As bots that try to pass as actual humans become more […].

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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 rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms


Google Docs just rolled out a time-saving trick that’s sure to be welcomed by heavy users of Docs, or any of Google’s other productivity tools like Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms. CTO News GoogleThe company this week introduced its “.new” new” domain, which can be used to instantly create a new file across any of these services, it […].

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


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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Machine learning APIs for Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Musings

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is considered to be one of the Big 3 cloud platforms among Microsoft Azure and AWS. The following excerpt is taken from the book ‘ Cloud Analytics with Google Cloud Platform ‘ authored by Sanket Thodge.

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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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How Google’s DeepMind will train its AI inside Unity’s video game worlds


Artificial Intelligence News GoogleAlphabet’s DeepMind is partnering with Unity to accelerate machine learning by building virtual environments to develop and test AI algorithms. The collaboration between Unity Technologies (which powers games like Monument Valley and Pokémon Go) and DeepMind will run the software at a giant scale to train algorithms in physics-realistic environments–part of a growing trend in […].

Google launches $25 million AI Impact Challenge To Encourage Projects For Social Good


Google has launched a $25 million prize money AI Impact Challenge contest. Artificial Intelligence CTO News GoogleThe contest is aimed to offer opportunities for groups involved in AI projects for social service. As part of the initiative, launched the AI Impact Challenge, a contest to support various AI for good projects with up to $25 million in funding. Grantees […].

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


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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Google Devs Get to Run Google Infrastructure for Six Months

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Cloud Computing Downtime Google Infrastructure StaffingCompany wants more engineers to understand operations at global scale Read More.

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Researchers Say Google Fiber Has Nationwide Potential


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

Google Reveals Espresso, Its Edge Data Center SDN

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

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Amazon, Google Detail Next Round of Cloud Data Center Launches

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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 Identifies Companies with Unsecure Email Practices


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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Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads

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

Facebook and Google to Build Transpacific Submarine Cable

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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

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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

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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


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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Net Neutrality Advocates Arrested at Google Headquarters


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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Google Seeks to Incorporate Non-Latin Languages


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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Second Google Data Center Coming to Singapore

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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 Opens a New Front in Cloud Price Wars

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

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Google-Backed FASTER Submarine Cable Goes Live

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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 Building Quantum Computing Processors

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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

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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

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

Google’s Edge Data Center in Cuba Comes Online

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


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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Google boasts of security as Pokémon Go invades Google accounts

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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

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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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Google Enterprise Rebrands as “Google for Work”

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

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