Google DeepMind AI Learns How To Talk Like Humans

Google has reached a milestone in its DeepMind artificial intelligence (A.I.) project with the successful development of technology that can mimic the sound of human voice.

Dubbed as WaveNet, the breakthrough was described as a deep neural network that can generate raw audio wave forms to generate speech. It can reportedly beat existing Text-to-Speech systems.

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Google’s AI Plans – A Privacy Nightmare

Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we are now living in an “artificial intelligence-first world.” He’s probably right. Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilizes machine learning and image recognition. Today, Google announced an AI-powered assistant built into its new Pixel phones. But there’s a pivotal downside to the company’s latest creation: Because of the very nature of artificial intelligence, our data is less secure than ever before, and technology companies are now collecting even more personal information about each one of us.

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Google’s next big step for AI: Getting robots to teach each other new skills

Robots haven’t reached human intelligence yet, but Google’s researchers are showing how they’re closing the gap using downloadable intelligence.

Imagine if you could get better at some skill not just by learning and practicing it, but by accessing the brains of others to tap directly into their experiences?

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Google to offer free Wifi mobile calling in North America and Europe

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Google is taking the next step in competing with mobile operators by extending its free Wifi alternative for voice and data “in the next few weeks”.

The service, called Wifi Assistant, will be available to all owners of Google Nexus phones in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Nordic countries, said Google in a statement.

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Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than ever

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By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain. It’s the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, California. What you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. This article will take you through some clear examples of how some of the old rules of SEO no longer apply, and what steps you can take to stay ahead of the curve in order to continue to provide successful SEO campaigns for your businesses.

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With technology’s quick growth Google wants to keep on top with superior A.I. and cloud services

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Cloud computing and A.I. are now some of the most lucrative technologies in the tech industry. Google has seen huge growth on its search based advertising division, but now profits are starting to slow. Now the company is exploring other options to stay relevant to modern businesses.

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Wireless Home Internet Service by Google Could Rival Comcast

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Google Fiber, brought to select cites in 2011, was reasonably priced and super fast. It became widely popular in the few cities where it was available. Mainly because Fiber offered a much welcome alternative to most internet providers. Now Google has announced they want to set up a wireless service to “beam” wireless service into homes all across the nation.

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5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch

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Here’s the list of five trends learning professionals should be considering when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It’s important to note that trends are not isolated developments within the L&D community but are often the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction to changes within the larger culture in which society operates.

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Google search becomes smarter using artificial intelligence

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Google’s got a special way to improve the quality of search results: artificial intelligence (AI.) Using machine learning, Google will be able to figure out what its users really want to search for.

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Google searches put vulnerable consumers at risk

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You may be able to ask Google questions you would never ask aloud and the search engine will silently offer you the answers. But, ou can’t think of Google as an oracle for anonymous searches. Sometimes, the most intimate questions a person is asking—about health worries, relationship woes, financial hardship—are the ones that set off a chain reaction that can have troubling consequences both online and offline.

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XPrize’s Peter Diamandis and Google Venture’s Bill Maris discuss the future of technology

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Both Google Ventures’ Bill Maris and XPrize head Peter Diamandis discussed a gamut of subjects, including life extension research, sentient robots, and self-driving cars versus those that can fly at the Wall Street Journal Live conference in Laguna Beach, California this week.

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Google Search will now tell you when a restaurant or store is too busy

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Google’s new search feature shows users when local restaurants are booked up and what stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.

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