Google AI Can Identify Voices Just Looking at People's Faces

Google AI Can Identify Voices Just Looking at People’s Faces

Researchers explain how a new deep learning system (google AI) is able to identify voices just looking at people’s faces as they speak. It was released in a paper titled, “Looking to Listen at the Cocktail Party”. “People are remarkably good at focusing their attention on a particular person in a noisy environment, mentally “muting” all other voices and sounds,” Inbar Mosseri and Oran Lang, software engineers at Google Research noted in a blog post.

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Google Removed 3.2 billion Bad Ads in 2017

Google Removed 3.2 billion Bad Ads in 2017

Google indicates that it removed approximately 3.2 billion bad ads in 2017. The statistics shows that it is twice as many as in 2016. Consequently, Google threw out 320,000 ad publishers, blacklisted 90,000 websites and removed ads from 2 million pages per month. As states Google they blocked 79 million ads in their network for attempting to send people to malware-laden sites, and removed 400,000 of these unsafe sites last year. And, they removed 66 million “trick-to-click” ads as well as 48 million ads that were attempting to get users to install unwanted software.

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Google Helps to Analyze Drone Footage

Google Helps to Analyze Drone Footage

The US Defense Department is getting assistance from Google’s open-source AI software. The search giant’s AI will be helping the organization to analyze drone footage. First reported by Gizmodo, the tech giant has started up a pilot program with the Department of Defense’s Project Maven to develop AI that may quickly identify object classes from the extremely large amount of footage collected by drones and other ISR assets. Project Maven is also known the Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team (AWCFT). It is set up in April 2017 so that “accelerate DoD’s integration of big data and machine learning.” Google allows the US Department of Defense special access to TensorFlow, the company’s machine-learning software library, to help analyze photos from drones. Gizmodo says that some Google employees are not happy about providing their technology for military uses.

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Apple confirms using Google Cloud

Apple Confirms Using Google Cloud for iCloud Services

Apple updated a document on its websites last month to indicate that Apple is now using the Google Cloud for iCloud services. Earlier Apple had used remote data storage systems provided by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Apple’s edition of the iOS Security Guide in March 2017 still listed Microsoft Azure instead of Google Cloud Platform. Some media outlets reported on Google’s iCloud win in 2016, but Apple never provided confirmation. Data stored on Google may contain contacts, calendars, photos, videos, documents and more, but Apple obsessed with the idea that Google has no means of accessing that data. The most recent update doesn’t point out whether Apple is using any Google cloud services other than core storage of “objects” like photos and videos. It is also unclear when Apple launched storing data in Google’s cloud. Microsoft declined to comment. Apple didn’t reply to a request for comment.

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Google Drone

Google Drones Deliver Aid to Remote Areas

Google has built flying drones which will be used to deliver aid following natural disasters. Wing Project has been running for two years as part of Google X, the company’s technology research arm that also created its self-driving car, but was only made public on Thursday. Google tested the drones in Queensland, Australia this month, flying chocolate bars, dog treats, cattle vaccines, water and radios to people. In total, 30 successful delivery flights of about 1km were made over the course of a week.

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Google TV dongle Chromecast

Google reduced a TV dongle Chromecast

Google presented a Chromecast TV dongle which allows to display on the TV a content from phone, tablet or laptop. The device, which main feature is the small size (externally Chromecast reminds “flash card”), is connected to the TV via the HDMI interface and connected to the Wi-fi network. With help of Chromecast TV dongle it is possible to bring to TV video (from stream services and with YouTube), music and movies from Google Play and other materials (for example, photos) which can be opened in the browser. Control of content is exercised from the Google dongle: phone, tablet or laptop. Thus on the TV screen all contents of the screen — so aren’t displayed, it is possible to show at the same time on the TV the movie and to check mail on the smartphone.
It is possible to work with Chromecast at smartphones and tablets on Android and iOS and on computers on which the Chrome browser is installed. Google let out for the SDK developers who allow to introduce technology support in third-party programs.

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Google watch

Google will release the Google video game console and digital watch on Android

Google develops the video game console and a watch. Both devices will apply the Android operating system. Exit terms, the price and characteristics of Google video game console and watches aren’t specified. Probably, Google was engaged in these projects only because of aspiration to compete with the “apple” company which develops “clever watches” and the Google video game console on the basis of the Apple TV prefix. It is supposed that in the autumn of this year the Google Company will submit the new Android version under the name Lime Pie. It characteristic features will be ability to work at low-power smartphones and support of quite wide number of devices – from laptops to watches. Google, besides the Google video game console and watches, creates also absolutely new generation of Nexus Q media players.

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Google balloon

Project Loon – Google Internet from balloon

Google in its official blog announced the Project Loon. It provides delivery of the high-speed Internet to remote or poorest regions of Earth with help of balloon. The Project Loon means creation of a network into which enter a land base station, the network equipment by balloons and antennas on houses of inhabitants. Each balloon is capable to transfer the wireless Google Internet to the territory with a diameter of 40 kilometers. Balloons are at the height about 20 kilometers, without disturbing, thus, to flight of commercial airliners. Google assures that will carry out starts of balloons in coordination with dispatching services and regulators. The equipment which is onboard the balloon eats from solar batteries. Tests of technology are carried out since 2011, however in June 2013, people for the first time were allowed to participation in them not from among employees of Google.

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Earth day special google doodle

Google celebrated the Earth day with a special doodle

Traditionally this day the actions are directed on ecological education and environment protection held. The Google logo is replaced on Monday with the interactive image of wildlife in development — mountains, the lake with small fishes, trees, animals, flowers. By pressing Play button on the virtual sun, it will begin the daily cycle. After end of one cycle the season — winter, spring, summer or fall changes. The user also can operate elements of doodle — to blow off dandelions, to cause a virtual rain or animals from a hole. The tradition to celebrate the Earth Day created in the USA at the initiative of the ecological activist of the Gay lord of Nelson, and for the first time the Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. 20 years later this day became the international action in which 200 million people from 141 countries of the world participated. In 2009 the General Assembly of the UN at the initiative of Bolivia proclaimed on April 22 in the International afternoon of Mother Earth.

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