Innovation & Technology

    • Identifying credible content online, with help from the Trust Project

      Every day approximately 50,000 web pages filled with information come online—ranging from the weird, the wonderful and the wacky to the serious, the subjective, and the spectacular. With a plethora of choices out there, we rely on algorithms to sort and rank all this information to help us find content that is authoritative and comes from credible sources.

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    • No more red ink: better writing with machine learning

      Editor’s note: TensorFlow, our open source machine learning library, is just that—open to anyone. Companies, nonprofits, researchers and developers have used TensorFlow in some pretty cool ways, and we’re sharing those stories here on Keyword. Here’s one of them. Quill.org was founded by a group of educators and technologists to help students become better writers and critical thinkers.

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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

    …. Based in Durham, NC, the Fathom team works out of the American Underground tech hub space, a Google for Entrepreneurs partner. There, the Fathom team receives mentorship, training, and access to a community as well as Google resources and programming. Ivonna and Gabrielle are just two of the many startup founders who have taken advantage…

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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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  • 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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  • Code Jam returns: Do you have what it takes?

    … Today we invite anyone with a passion for coding—from students to professionals, and newbies to pros—to sign up for Code Jam, Google's largest, most challenging programming competition. Last year, Code Jam welcomed 60,000 Code Jammers from more than 130 countries. The competition features multiple online rounds of intense, algorithmic problems…

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  • Experimenting at the crossroads of Machine Learning and arts

    …. In turn, art has inspired innovation and pushed the boundaries of technology. This remains true today. Our team at Google Arts & Culture has been curious what Machine Learning can do in the hands of artists, museums or curators to create new experiences and help unlock art for everyone. This is why we invited creative coders - think of someone who…

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