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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
How advances from Google's Medical Brain team, which is building AI tools to predict disease symptoms, risk of death, more, could help it break into healthcare   —  AI advances by the ‘Medical Brain’ team could help the internet giant finally break into the health-care business
Jun 18, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
rideOS raises $9M Series A led by Sequoia for its real-time routing and dispatch software for fleets of autonomous cars   —  A slew of companies have sprung up to make the smarts, sensors and other integral systems for self-driving cars.  Here comes one to tell these cars where to go.
Jun 15, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
After unease from staff, Google lays out seven principles for AI use and says it won't use AI in cases that cause “overall harm” like weapons or surveillance   —  - CEO releases AI principles after Project Maven employee revolt  — Ethics charter forbids surveillance in some situations
Jun 7, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Source: Google edited some Duplex calls used in demo to protect identity of businesses involved; one restaurant in the demo may have been identified by Mashable   —  - Company is said to tell staff that robo-caller will ID itself  — Duplex demo at company's I/O conference caused a firestorm
May 19, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon tests display ad offering letting Amazon merchants purchase spots across other sites and apps, amid its move to stop buying Google shopping ads   —  - New service lets merchants run Amazon ads on other sites, apps  — Amazon abruptly stopped buying Google shopping ads recently
May 14, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google faces pushback after demoing its Duplex service, a voice-based assistant programmed to sound as human as possible, which many found uncanny   —  The most talked-about, futuristic product from Google's developer show isn't even finished yet — and Google hasn't agreed how to do it.
May 10, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google is building Arcade, a social-gaming startup led by 21yo ex-Facebook staffer Michael Sayman, which will release a trivia-style app this summer   —  - Michael Sayman, 21-year-old ex-Facebooker, said to be leading  — Company will focus on mobile gaming with friends, Google says
May 2, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at YouTube's strategy moving forward from a painful year, as it tries to rein in abusive content while encouraging creators and reassuring advertisers   —  Extremist propaganda, dangerous hoaxes, videos of tasered rats—the company is having its worst year ever.  Except financially.
Apr 26, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Profile of Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who is confident Waymo offers superior safety to Uber after the rival's fatal accident; source: Waymo nearing deal with Honda   —  Waymo, the self-driving car company started by Google, did nothing after an autonomous vehicle run by Uber killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.
Apr 2, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
How Google, carriers, and startups plan to capitalize on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum, likely to be freed from US military control this year   —  A bold plan to open up spectrum could rock the wireless industry and prove a $260 billion win for consumers.  Guess-who would also make out all right.
Apr 2, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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