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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A sample of the effects Baidu used to augment images.
Baidu’s computer vision system is close to human level with fewer errors than Google. Continue Reading »
An incredible 56.1% of ads on the internet are not seen by humans, according to new research released today by Google.
“With the advancement of new technologies we now know that many display ads that are served never actually have the opportunity to be seen by a user,” said Google group product manager Sanaz Ahari in a blog post.