Innovation & Technology

    • Experimenting at the crossroads of Machine Learning and arts

      This 233,000 year old female figurine is said to be the oldest piece of artwork ever found. Based on microscopic analyses archeologists suggest that it was shaped by human hands — possibly one of the first artists in the world. Critically, those human hands used a flint to shape the head and arms. Made of volcanic material, this 233,000-year-old and 3.

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    • Moon Shot: A space story about life on Earth

      Right now, 16 private teams from around the world are in a race to the moon. They’re in a $30 million competition called the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), which challenges teams to design and build a rover, land it on the surface of the moon, drive it 500 meters across the lunar landscape, and send HD video and imagery back to Earth by the end of 2017.

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    • Celebrating AMP: A year in review

      A lot can happen in a year when people unite around a common cause. In the case of the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, born out of conversations with European publishers through the Digital News Initiative, that means improving the mobile web for everyone. In a world where we rely on nearly 7 billion small screens that’s a tall order--but we’re toasting the firs ...

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  • A Megamovie volunteer on snapping photos and contributing to science

    … On August 21—for the first time in 100 years—a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. Last week we shared an interview with Vivian White, who is coordinating a mighty team of volunteers capturing photos of the eclipse. In collaboration with UC Berkeley, the Eclipse Megamovie project will take these photos and algorithmically…

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  • No more red ink: better writing with machine learning

    … machine learning library. TensorFlow technology is the backbone of the tool and can accurately detect if a student’s answers are correct. After completing the exercises, each student gets a customized explanation of incorrect responses, and the tool learns from each answer to create an individualized testing plan focused on areas of difficulty…

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  • For #MyFutureMe finalists, a geofilter shows dreams for the future

    … program to two more teams this year, focusing on inspiring girls! Zoe Lynch South Orange, NJ 7.5 billion people make up the world’s population; each with their own unique set of skills and talents. My vision for the future is one where innovation is accessible to all. As a multiracial girl, I believe it’s important for everyone to be included…

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  • Making computer science accessible to more students in Africa

    … Computer Science (CS) fosters innovation, critical thinking and empowers students with the skills to create powerful tools to solve major challenges. Yet, many students, especially in their the early years, do not have access to opportunities to develop their technical skills. At Google, we believe that all students deserve these…

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  • A ride to remember on World Alzheimer’s Day

    … Editor's note: Anne-Christine Hertz is a Swedish inventor who works at Health Technology Centre of Halland. Today, she shares a story of how the Centre used Street View to invent a device that helps elderly with Alzheimer’s. A few weeks ago I met 75-year-old Lars Jonsson and his wife Ingrid. They married when Lars was 40 and have lived a happy…

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  • Startup with Google, a resource to help young companies succeed

    … to thrive. Ivonna Dumanyan and Gabrielle Levac, founders of Fathom AI At Startup with Google, you'll find insights from startup founders and Google teams on hiring, improving team collaboration, and raising a round of funding. Startup with Google also features our network of Campus coworking spaces, Google Developers Launchpad programs…

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  • Step inside of music

    …, Alarm Will Sound, and Clipping. The experiment lets you explore layers of music all around you, using spatial audio to understand how a piece of music is composed. You can even turn layers on and off, letting you hear the individual pieces of a song in a new way. It’s built using technology called WebVR, which lets you open it in your web…

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  • Presenting the Eclipse Megamovie

    … Last Monday, people all across the United States turned their (protected) eyes skyward for the astronomical event of a lifetime: a total solar eclipse. As the moon’s shadow crossed the U.S., more than 1,300 volunteer photographers (like Vivian White and Steven Madow) captured images of the sun’s faint outer atmosphere: the corona. We used…

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  • A Megamovie volunteer on snapping photos and contributing to science

    … On August 21—for the first time in 100 years—a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. Last week we shared an interview with Vivian White, who is coordinating a mighty team of volunteers capturing photos of the eclipse. In collaboration with UC Berkeley, the Eclipse Megamovie project will take these photos and algorithmically…

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  • Eclipse Megamovie Volunteer Wrangler tells all

    … On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. That’s a big deal (a “once in a hundred years” kind of big deal). Most observers outside of the path of total eclipse from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC will only see the partial eclipse. So, Google teamed up with UC Berkeley to give the rest of the world a view of the eclipse…

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  • Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

    … passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie. In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available…

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