Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data

So-called anticipatory systems such as Google Now represent one example of what could result. We’re already seeing the transformations that big data is causing in advertising and other situations where millions of people’s activity can be measured at a time. Now data science is looking at how it can help individuals. Timely updates on a […]


Microsoft vs Google: bad guys fighting!

Microsoft Is On A Mission To Prove Google Is Evil MSFT GOOG Microsoft on Wednesday launched a marketing campaign designed to inform people about Google’s practice of searching the contents of Gmail users’ email to sell and target ads. Microsoft is advertising its new as an alternative, saying it doesn’t go through the content […]

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Siri, Google Now, and the End of Apps

Siri, Google Now, and the End of Apps | MIT Technology Review.

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Ray Kurzweil Building ‘Cybernetic Friend’

World-renowned artificial intelligence expert and Google’s new Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, wants to build a search engine so sophisticated that it could act like a ‘cybernetic friend,’ who knows users better than they know themselves. “I envision in some years that the majority of search queries will be answered without you actually asking,” via […]

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Super-fast Google Fiber for Kansas City

fiberhoods Google has announced Google Fiber, to be installed first in Kansas City. Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today’s average broadband. Imagine: instantaneous sharing; truly global education; medical appointments with 3D imaging; even new industries that we haven’t even dreamed of, powered by a gig. Google has divided Kansas City into small communities called […]

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Google Shows Off Its Latest “Baby Steps” Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

On Wednesday, Google announced new natural-language voice search on iOS, new, touch-friendly Web interfaces for its answers, and an ambitious, voluntary experiment to bring your Gmail messages into search results. Google wants to be like the Star Trek computer when it grows up, letting us ask questions naturally about anything and get a compelling answer […]

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Google Glass & Now: Utopia or Dystopia? | ExtremeTech

Google Glass & Now: Utopia or Dystopia? | ExtremeTech. Google Now is an Android app that uses your location, behavior history, and search history to display “just the right information at just the right time.” For example, if you regularly search for a certain sports team, Now will show you a card with the latest […]

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Toy Robots and Programmed Light Bulbs – Google Embraces the Internet of Things

Google is making a significant investment in the Internet of Things, with everything ranging from toy robots to programmable light bulbs. The news came at Google I/O today. Among other things, Google introduced Android@Home, which will turn Android devices into home controllers – to do everything from dimming the lights to managing an irrigation system. Of […]

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The New Big Data

Top scientists from companies such as Google and Yahoo are gathered alongside leading academics at the 17th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) in San Diego this week. They will present the latest techniques for wresting insights from the deluge of data produced nowadays, and for making sense […]

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The Pursuit of APIness

Where do good ideas come from? Other people, mostly. Morse, Bell, Farnsworth, Ford and Gates – none of them invented anything completely from scratch. They all innovated upon existing ideas, then refined them and took them to market at just the right time, in just the right way. The web, too, is an iterative innovation: a […]

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