Google services and products have enriched the lives of tech fans, businesspeople, and basically anyone who’s ever been curious enough to ask a question on the internet. We all know about Search, Gmail, Maps, Chrome, YouTube, and, of course, Android. We’ve recently seen new names added to the Google hall of fame too — most notably the Pixel smartphone brand and Google Assistant-powered Home smart devices. Editor's PickGoogle in 2019: All in on AI With the release of the Google Pixel 3 in October, Google reaffirmed its position as a worthy contender in the bloody war of the smartphone industry. However, despite the handset's glowing reviews, the Pixel line … What about Google’s epic fails?For all the Mountain View company’s many, many successes, a bunch of apps, devices, and other products it birthed or acquired ultimately floundered and died, often killed in unceremonious fashion. Websites like Google Cemetery and Killed by Google (as well as Ars … [Read more...] about We ranked 50 failed Google products from best to worst
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By Emma Heath Updated 3:40 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 A Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co. (DJI) Phantom drone is flown during a property inspection following Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. A Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co. (DJI) Phantom drone is flown during a property inspection following Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett In this photo from February, two Illinois State Police troopers, one operating the controls, left, watch as their drone lifts off from Buckmaster Lane just to the north of the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton to begin a series of photographs as part of a reconstruction effort into a fatal two-vehicle crash. less In this photo from February, two Illinois State Police troopers, one operating the controls, left, watch as their drone lifts off from Buckmaster Lane just to the north of the Homer Adams Parkway in … [Read more...] about SF drone startup burns through $118 million, shuts down
Just because you're smart doesn't mean you're funny.How AI assistants found their funny boneAI assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google and Cortana all bring canned humor to go along with their helping virtual hands. We talked to one of the writers behind the jokes, and then had several comics evaluate each assistant's material to see which one came out on top.Minor but welcome additions.macOS Mojave previewHas Apple been listening to its critics? Maybe, based on Dana Wollman's first impressions of macOS Mojave. While it might not be bloated with show-stopping new features, this release with Dark Mode, Continuity Camera, group FaceTime calls and Stacks shows how Apple is paying attention to the way people use its devices, instead of forcing users into new habits.Back like it never left (because it didn't.)Mitsubishi's Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is an understated surpriseThe Outlander PHEV is a solid hybrid SUV with all-wheel drive and impressive pure-electric range that's also a bit dated on … [Read more...] about The Morning After: How AI assistants found their funny bone
ARTIFICIAL Intelligence is an inevitable part of our future, but that doesn't stop some of the world's leading experts worrying about the potential risks of the technology. Here's what you need to know about the AI, and why it can be controversial... What is Artificial Intelligence? AI is an area of computer science focused on creating intelligent machines - which think and work like humans. These machines could be programmed to recognise speech, learn, plan, problem solve, and move objects around. Scientists have been training computers to learn like humans since the 1970s, and many of us are already using AI in our everyday lives. Voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are one example of AI. Self-driving cars are another. While Microsoft has unveiled plans to install AI into ALL its products - allowing computers to recognise what they 'see', and understand human speech. According to an independent government report, published on October 15, AI could add £630bn to … [Read more...] about What is Artificial intelligence, what are Google’s AI experiments and what’s Elon Musk said about machine learning?
Dave Smith, provided by Published 6:21 am, Friday, May 11, 2018 The video above shows the first public demonstration Google Duplex, a new experimental feature that lets Google Assistant call businesses on your behalf to get information or make reservations. It was easily the wildest announcement at Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference. People are already forming some very strong opinions about Google Duplex and its various technological and societal implications. Google Duplex was the talk of Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference that kicked off this week. Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled the new product himself on Tuesday: Basically, you can ask Google Assistant to call a business on your behalf, and Google's AI will schedule an appointment for you. Google demoed two phone calls on stage to give people a taste of what to expect. For the most part, people focused on two aspects of Google Duplex: How natural it sounded. Google Duplex uses … [Read more...] about People are already forming some very strong opinions about Google’s wild new technology that sounds like a real human on the phone (GOOG, GOOGL)