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Google kicks off $25M contest for AI social impact

Google today unveiled a $25 million initiative called the Google AI Impact Challenge, aimed at soliciting and supporting projects that make use of artificial intelligence to solve some of the world’s greatest social, humanitarian and environmental problems. The global challenge … Continue reading

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Why tech titans are leaping into quantum computing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The small world of quantum physics is a big deal on the frontier of computer science. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rates quantum computing as one of three key technologies that will shape his company’s future, along with artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Report: Google to challenge Amazon Echo Show

Google is aiming to challenge Amazon’s Echo Show by releasing its own smart speaker equipped with a screen in time for this year’s holiday season, Nikkei Asian Review reported today. In a report from Taipei, the Japan-based publication quoted an unnamed … Continue reading

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Loon and Wing graduate from X moonshot factory

Two of Google’s best-known flights of fancy, Project Loon and Project Wing, are being hatched from their X incubator to become independent businesses under the wing of Alphabet, Google’s holding company. Loon will work with mobile network operators globally to … Continue reading

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Google honors Seattle sci-fi author Octavia Butler

Seattle science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler passed away in 2006, but she’s getting timely good wishes today on what would have been her 71st birthday in the form of a Google Doodle tribute. The black writer’s work broke the “white guys … Continue reading

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Tech companies join asteroid-tracking campaign

Google Cloud and AGI (a.k.a. Analytical Graphics Inc.) have gotten on board with the B612 Asteroid Institute to develop a cloud-based platform for keeping track of asteroid discoveries. The two companies have become technology partners for the Asteroid Decision Analysis and Mapping project, or … Continue reading

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X: Where Google’s ideas fly high (or fizzle)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Why does the Captain of Moonshots wear roller skates to work? That may sound like the start of a joke, but Astro Teller provides a mostly serious answer at the complex that houses the think tank for … Continue reading

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