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May 16th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Google’s self-driving cars have already been in 11 accidents

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At least we know they’re not distracted by their cellphones, but the viability of self-driving cars will likely be debated and scoffed at for a long time.   Continue Reading »

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May 12th, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Google opens its first startup campus in Asia

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Last Friday, Google opened its first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia, in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea’s capital Seoul.   Continue Reading »

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March 20th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Google executive: it’s possible to live to 500

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Google’s investment fund, Google Ventures, has backed companies like Uber and Nest.  Now the biggest percentage of Google Ventures’ assets are invested in science and, in particular, oncology.   Continue Reading »

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March 12th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

How Google helps drug discovery using big data and machine-learning

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Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits, from answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers.   Continue Reading »

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March 6th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Google’s AI is now self learning

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In what is a giant leap towards true general artificial intelligence, Google scientists and engineers have created the first ever computer program that is capable of learning a wide variety of tasks completely independently.   Continue Reading »

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March 3rd, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Study: People are ready for self-driving cars

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General Motors pioneered a version in the 1950s, in the 1970s Ford engineers predicted their own version would be on the road by the year 2000, but self-driving cars have remained a science fiction dream for decades. Continue Reading »

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February 24th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Can Google’s new health search change how we manage health?

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According to Google, one is twenty searches is for health information.  For a lot of people, the internet has become the first place to look when a strange symptom, the common cold, or morbid curiosity in the ‘Google Images’ bar strikes. Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Google and our right to be forgotten

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When Mario Costeja González googled himself in 2009, two prominent results appeared: home-foreclosure notices from 1998, when he was in temporary financial trouble.  It took the next five years to have 18 words delisted from Google search results on his name.   Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm

A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own

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In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution.  They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on.  Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web. Continue Reading »

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February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Google exec predicts the end of the internet

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Asked about the evolution of the internet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave a simple answer, “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday. Continue Reading »

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