SEOs and marketers, you better hold on to your keyboards, because Google may be about to fundamentally restructure how its search engine goes about indexing web pages. If a team of Google researchers has their way, link profiling may become a thing of the past, replaced by a centralized, Google directed, proto-artificially intelligent algorithm that taps into the company's vast (and growing) Knowledge Vault to rank websites based primarily on relevance and factual information instead of the number and quality of incoming links.
A Google engineer has issued an apology after an automated Google Photos app labeled a photo of two black people as containing "gorillas." The issues began when Jacky Alciné found that pictures he had uploaded to the app consistently mislabeled him and his friend. He tweeted the issue at Google and, to their credit, Google’s chief social architect Yonatan Zunger responded quickly with an apology.
The great thing about being a monstrously large mega-corporation with limitless resources is all the cool stuff you can do with your spare change. Hence the excitement that accompanied Google's recent announcement from its Sidewalk Labs division: Via the acquisition of two companies, they would begin the effort to bring free wifi to all of New York City. But first, some background.
You sent an angry email. You send an email to the wrong person. You hit the dreaded reply-all button, and now everyone knows what you really think of Dave in accounting. We've all done it, sure, but Google may have just created a way to take back those mistaken emails, at least during that brief spasm of realization and cringey shame that comes right after you hitting send when you shouldn't have.
For your website and page content to rank above all others, you have to demonstrate popularity and authority on Google. You have to convince Google that people value and appreciate your content. Google is in the business of organizing information and making it “universally accessible and useful.” It does not want to render unpopular, inaccurate or incomplete search results. Its future depends on it.
The holy grail of speech recognition is not just getting a computer to transcribe the words we're saying, but to truly understand what those words mean. Context is that hardest thing to 'get' for programs that deal with and try to parse human language. So it shouldn't be surprising that a video from Soundhound is getting quite a bit of attention.
If you loved your View-Master as a kid, you are going to love Google Cardboard. Cardboard is an app for your phone that you use with a cardboard viewing device to see images in 3D. Google announced a new version of Cardboard on Thursday at its I/O developer conference.
Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, is on again, and the tech world is abuzz with the various announcements, upgrades and projects announced. Here's a run down of the major announcements from day one of the event.
Google meets Amazon; an interesting concept in theory which may become stark reality in practice soon enough. In a much anticipated move, Google is apparently preparing to incorporate buy buttons within some of its sponsored search ads on mobile devices. First reported by Alistair Barr and Rolfe Winkler in a recent Wall Street Journal article , many are reading the move as a proactive attempt to stop the steady bleed of users turning away from its heretofore desktop friendly search platform in favor of more mobile-focused ecommerce apps like Amazon and eBay.