MachineMachine /stream - tagged with google en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall - Nautilus | Science Connected]]>

Let me start by saying a few things that seem obvious,” Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather” of deep learning, and one of the most celebrated scientists of our time, told a leading AI conference in Toronto in 2016.

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 18:51:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Springtime Everywhere — Real Life]]>

“If you look at Google Earth, it’s springtime everywhere,” explains Gopal Shah, Google Earth’s product manager, in a YouTube interview. In a TED talk he boasts that Google Earth is “cloud-free,” since the clouds and their shadows are edited out.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:13:04 -0700
<![CDATA[Opinion | Good for Google, Bad for America - The New York Times]]>

At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival? Mr. Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:54 -0700
<![CDATA[Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk]]>

For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable it's scary. Its latest (unofficial) ability, though, is a bit more sinister.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Google's solution to accidental algorithmic racism: ban gorillas | Technology | The Guardian]]>

After Google was criticised in 2015 for an image-recognition algorithm that auto-tagged pictures of black people as “gorillas”, the company promised “immediate action” to prevent any repetition of the error.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:03:15 -0700
<![CDATA[The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”]]>

A few days ago, I came across an old post on the Web site Bored Panda called “10+ Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers in Museums and Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes.” The post consisted of around thirty photos of people posing with portraits whose subjects looked eerily like them.

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:43:21 -0800
<![CDATA[The New Skeuomorphism is in Your Voice Assistant]]>

Not too long ago humanity left behind its skeuomorphic interfaces. We became accustomed to the idea of buttons to tap on screens and swipes that moved content right or left. We learned that content could be out of view but within reach.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:01:56 -0700
<![CDATA[By 2030, You'll Be Living in a World That's Run by Google]]>

Larry Page, one of Google’s two co-founders, once said off-handedly that Google is not about building a search engine. As he said it, “Oh, we’re really making an AI”. Google right now is all about building the world brain that will take care of every person, all the time and everywhere.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:21:06 -0800
<![CDATA[Humans Mourn Loss After Google Is Unmasked as China’s Go Master - WSJ]]>

BEIJING—A mysterious character named “Master” has swept through China, defeating many of the world’s top players in the ancient strategy game of Go. Master played with inhuman speed, barely pausing to think.

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:50:51 -0800
<![CDATA[Google's Cultural Institute is making art and museums searchable for everyone | WIRED UK]]> ]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:33:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Meet The Woman Who Did Everything In Her Power To Hide Her Pregnancy From Big Data | ThinkProgress]]>

Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, had an idea: would it be possible to hide her pregnancy from big data? Thinking about technology—the way we use it and the way it uses us—is her professional life’s work.

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:06:08 -0700
<![CDATA[UC Davis paid $175,000 or more to scrub police pepper spray incident from web searches / Boing Boing]]>

Looks like the geniuses who run UC Davis never Googled the words “Streisand Effect.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:02:40 -0700
<![CDATA[AlphaGo, Lee Sedol, and the Reassuring Future of Humans and Machines - The New Yorker]]>

Midway through the first of five recent matches between Lee Sedol, a top-ranked professional Go player, and AlphaGo, a computer program conceived by Google DeepMind, an odd thing happened: Lee’s jaw dropped, hanging open for a nigh-cartoonish twenty seconds, and then he laughed.

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:07:03 -0700
<![CDATA[How Google’s AI Viewed the Move No Human Could Understand | WIRED]]>

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — The move didn’t make sense to the humans packed into the sixth floor of Seoul’s Four Seasons hotel. But the Google machine saw it quite differently. The machine knew the move wouldn’t make sense to all those humans. Yes, it knew.

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:56:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Go Grandmaster Says He’s ‘in Shock’ But Can Still Beat Google’s AI | WIRED]]>

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Lee Sedol is rather surprised that Google has fashioned an artificially intelligent system that so skillfully plays the ancient game of Go.

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 03:15:29 -0800
<![CDATA[Google's New AI Can Tell Where Your Photo Was Taken Without Using Geotags]]>

In case you didn’t already feel like Google was a creepy stalker, its artificial intelligence tools are rapidly crossing over into uncanny. The latest one is PlaNet, a new deep-learning machine that specializes in figuring out where a photo was taken—using nothing but the image’s pixels.

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 07:20:09 -0800
<![CDATA[In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go | WIRED]]>

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, a computing system developed by Google researchers in Great Britain has beaten a top human player at the game of Go, the ancient Eastern contest of strategy and intuition that has bedeviled AI experts for decades.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:02:02 -0800
<![CDATA[Google Searches Put Consumers at Risk - The Atlantic]]>

Google knows the questions that people wouldn’t dare ask aloud, and it silently offers reams of answers. But it is a mistake to think of a search engine as an oracle for anonymous queries. It isn’t. Not even close.

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 08:16:59 -0800
<![CDATA[Computers Wrote the Caption for This Photograph, and Changed Everything]]>

Computers at Google now have a machine-learning system that can analyze images like the one above and generate captions for them. The phrase used to caption this image? "A person riding a motorcycle on a dirt road." It might not seem like much, but it's actually one hell of an accomplishment.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:54:57 -0800
<![CDATA[How Google is Destroying the Act of Reading – Tablet Magazine]]>

I have come to my favorite café (which has very fast Wi-Fi) and ordered a coffee.

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:40:00 -0700