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Tags results for 'Alphabet'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin form Alphabet, a new umbrella company that includes Google

Posted in Business on 11th Aug, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
'Expect us to make bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange'

Alphabet (Google) Inks Another Healthcare Deal

Posted in Business on 12th Aug, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Dexcom, a leading glucose-monitoring company, is partnering up with the Alphabet group to make smaller, better devices for people with diabetes.

Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk. Alphabet is the next best thing.

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2015 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
"You know, if I were to get hit by a bus today," Google co-founder Larry Page once reportedly said, "I should leave all of it to Elon Musk."

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

Google X life sciences team spins out into its own company under Alphabet

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
'Working to move technologies from R&D to clinical testing, and transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.'

Alphabet: the Singularity company?

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2015 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Could Google's surprise reorganization be the biggest bet of all: a bet on the future?

Google's Project Aura Set to Raise Glass From the Dead

Posted in Business on 18th Sep, 2015 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Glass first went on sale in 2013 and was only available to developers. It was later killed off this year after it failed to attract enough interest.

Why America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychiatric drugs haven’t improved much in recent decades, and searches for the genetic causes of common forms of mental illness haven’t yielded clear answers either.

Google Officially Becomes Alphabet

Posted in Business on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google itself will continue to exist under the leadership of CEO Sundar Pichai, while Alphabet serves as 'a collection of companies' led by CEO Larry Page.

Will Google Glass feature holographic displays?

Posted in Hardware on 4th Oct, 2015 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Google filed for a patent of what seems to be a wearable device that would show holograms. A version of Google Glass that instead of a flat picture, it would show holographic images.

Google-Alphabet will spend billions on moonshot technologies like self driving cars and anti-aging

Posted in Business on 24th Oct, 2015 08:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is preparing to ramp up spending on its most far-out projects.

Google's Project Loon internet balloons to circle the Earth

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2015 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
"It used to take 14 people an hour or two to launch a balloon, now with an automated crane we can launch a balloon every 15 minutes with two or three people."

Google plans drone delivery service for 2017

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Called Project Wing, the initiative aims to be delivering goods to consumers using the aircraft. "Our goal is to have commercial business up and running in 2017"

Google loon will test internet delivery across the United States

Posted in Hardware on 27th Nov, 2015 02:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google parent company Alphabet is planning to test high-altitude balloons to deliver Internet coverage across the United States.

Google patent for removing biological tissue with a laser

Posted in Business on 28th Nov, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
There aren’t many companies that can attempt to rid people of cancer, among other things, as a side project. Google, well, Alphabet now, is one of them.

Google launches Cloud Vision API so anyone can tap its image recognition tech

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A tool developers can use to add image recognition to their own applications.

Google makes 'largest purchase' of renewable energy for data centers: 842 MW

Posted in Business on 4th Dec, 2015 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google moves to meet its commitment to power 100 percent of its business from green energy.

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The company has filed a patent for a "needle-free blood draw" system that can be used either as a wearable on a person's wrist or as a hand-held device.

Google Driverless Car Unit Will Target Uber As Part Of Alphabet's Growing Portfolio Of Moonshots

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's driverless car hopes find its way into corporate parks and college campuses.

Google X absorbing robotics division and Titan drone project as Alphabet re-org continues

Posted in Business on 21st Dec, 2015 07:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Projects placed within Google X are the most experimental and uncertain in terms of a business model.

Google and Ford will announce a self driving car partnership at CES

Posted in Software on 23rd Dec, 2015 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Ford and Google could be planning a joint venture to build autonomous cars, pairing their strengths to get self-driving cars on the road faster.

How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the UN estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected.

Google Alphabet has 4 times the research budget of DARPA and bigger ambitions

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet companies and investments span disciplines from biotechnology to energy to space travel to artificial intelligence and urban planning.

Google (aka Alphabet) Is About to Surpass Apple as the Most Valuable Company

Posted in Online on 24th Jan, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Google split into projects and consolidated under a brand named Alphabet. Now Alphabet is close to being the world’s most valuable company.

Alphabet/Google passes Apple as the most valuable company on Earth

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is now worth around $568bn, compared with Apple, which has a value of $535bn.

Google's self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say

Posted in Software on 10th Feb, 2016 07:12 PM
by AlexMuller
U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the AI could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step forward for autonomous vehicles.

Google patents delivery trucks that drive themselves

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2016 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The biggest change to delivery may not be flying unmanned robots, it could be smart package-carrying vans.

Google Ideas is now a tech incubator under Alphabet called Jigsaw

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
It seems that Google Ideas produced enough good ideas to keep it going, albeit with a new brand to go under the new Alphabet umbrella.

Alphabet-Google Shows Off New Humanoid Robot

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2016 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Atlas is smaller than its predecessor and not tethered to a power cord, suggesting the device is progressing in its journey from the lab to market.

Google’s DeepMind AI group unveils health care ambitions

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
In collaboration with the latter group, Google DeepMind built a mobile app called Streams that doctors and nurses can use to diagnose acute kidney injury.

Google says it bears 'some responsibility' after self-driving car hit bus; no injuries reported

Posted in Software on 1st Mar, 2016 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The crash may be the first case of one of Google's autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and making an error.

Google rebrands Skybox as Terra Bella, will launch 'more than a dozen satellites' over the next few years

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Many believed Google’s interests lay in improving Google Maps and Project Loon.

Google Knows Its Self-Driving Cars Are 'Going to Have Worse Days'

Posted in Business on 13th Mar, 2016 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'It’s too important not to move forward with the technology. I know that the net benefit will be better for society.'

Google may be looking to sell robotics company Boston Dynamics

Posted in Business on 18th Mar, 2016 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to Bloomberg, possible acquirers of Boston Dynamics include Toyota Research Institute and Amazon, two companies that have experience using robots.

Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service

Posted in Online on 16th Apr, 2016 07:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to beam wireless broadband directly into homes all over America.

Alphabet is plotting a digital city full of Google cars, high-speed Internet and more

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2016 08:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The idea under consideration is for Sidewalk to create an area in the U.S. that serves as a testbed for new technologies.

Alphabet's crazy moonshots are growing revenues faster than losses

Posted in Online on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cited the development of machine learning and AI as one of the key factors driving the growth.

Google looks to the future: Go big on artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning.

Google has an idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A patent filed in 2014 and published Thursday describes a device that could correct vision without putting contacts in or wearing glasses everyday.

Google and Fiat Chrysler will build 100 self-driving minivans, on the road before 2017

Posted in Business on 4th May, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
'The minivan design gives us an opportunity to test a larger vehicle that could be easier for passengers to enter and exit'

Google to Developers: Here's How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Understanding language is incredibly difficult for computers because language is often ambiguous.

Google will reportedly soon to annouce a standalone Android VR headset

Posted in Games on 16th May, 2016 03:25 PM
by AlexMuller
We believe that the headset will be 'less powerful than the Vive or Rift,' which given its standalone mobile nature is no surprise.

Google I/O 2016: The recap of everything you need to know

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.

Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case

Posted in Software on 27th May, 2016 01:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Google uses Java in its Android smartphone operating system which powers about 80% of the world's mobile devices.

Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

Posted in Business on 28th May, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
At a recent exponential technology conference Kurzweil says he and his team at Google are building a chatbot, and that it will be released sometime later this year.

Google's most ambitious life sciences projects are struggling to launch

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jun, 2016 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
In addition to a cancer detector, other ideas, such as glucose sensing contact lenses, might not have the science to back them up.

Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi, available on Nexus phones

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Project Fi phones switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi networks depending on which connection is strongest at any given moment.

Google creates new European research group to focus on machine learning

Posted in Software on 17th Jun, 2016 03:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Google announced that it is expanding its largest non-U.S. engineering center as part of a growing bet on machine learning.

Google will reportedly release its own phone this year

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2016 03:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is currently in talks with mobile operators to release its own non-Nexus device, according to reports.

Google's DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google.

Google parent Alphabet reports strong Q2 2016

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
'Our terrific second quarter results, with 21 percent revenue growth year on year, and 25 percent on a constant currency basis reflect the successful investments we've made'

Alphabet is part of a $700M effort to cure disease without meds

Posted in Science on 4th Aug, 2016 02:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Emerging medicine that uses electric signals and miniaturized devices, rather than drugs, to treat chronic diseases.

Google’s plan to develop super powerful quantum computers

Posted in Hardware on 7th Sep, 2016 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is developing a quantum computer that it believes will outperform the world’s top supercomputers, according to an August 31 New Scientist article.

OK, Google - who will win the AI wars?

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:54 AM
by AlexMuller
"We're moving from a mobile first to an AI-first world."

Google Tests Drone Delivery With Burritos for Undergrads

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's Project Wing is air-dropping fast food onto the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2017 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet has been one of the world's biggest spenders on AI. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.

Google Develops A Deep Learning Machine That Could Learn As Fast As Humans

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
By replicating how the brain works, the search giant can now train its AI to learn faster.

Google Chases General Intelligence With New AI That Has a Memory

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'catastrophic forgetting,' condemns our AIs to be one-trick ponies.

Google Loon has better algorithms so a few Internet Balloons can constantly cover one area

Posted in Online on 11th Apr, 2017 01:16 PM
by Alex Muller
The balloons dance on the winds in small loops to remain where needed.

Google Says Machine Learning Chips Make AI Faster and More Efficient

Posted in Software on 24th Apr, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google recently bared the inner workings of its dedicated machine learning chip, the TPU, the latest in the arms race for AI supremacy.

President Trump’s Tax Plan Would Give Alphabet $47B

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2017 06:45 PM
by Alex Muller
He and his team unveiled the new plan yesterday to the world, which brings some pretty big tax cuts for essentially everyone.

Google Is Becoming 'A.I. First'

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2017 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
'We continue to set the pace in machine learning and A.I. research,' Pichai said on the Thursday call. 'We’re transitioning to an A.I.-first company.'

Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

Posted in Business on 14th May, 2017 03:28 PM
by Alex Muller
About 25 percent of Google’s total revenue, Gmail, Google Transit and Google News were all born out of 20 percent time.

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Posted in Business on 18th May, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
At Google’s annual developer conference, the company showed off some of the best practical applications of AI and machine learning I’ve seen yet.

Google is betting that artificial intelligence will succeed search

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is becoming more and more confident with its bet on AI.

Google Artificial Intelligence defeats human Go champion

Posted in Games on 25th May, 2017 03:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie.

Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

Posted in Business on 27th May, 2017 11:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios.

Google AI Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 06:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself.

If Waymo could capture 10% of global car miles driven by 2030 then it would have $700 billion valuation

Posted in Software on 1st Jun, 2017 02:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Waymo's value is not being taken into account in Alphabet’s current stock price.

A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Eric Schmidt strikes a contrary tone to many who've warned of large-scale unemployment.

Google advances AI with 'one model to learn them all'

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning.

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:47 AM
by Alex Muller
You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.

Google to make quantum computer faster than classical computers within 7 months

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2017 02:42 PM
by Alex Muller
A quantum computer with approximately 50 qubits will be capable of certain tasks beyond anything the fastest classical computers can do.

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Posted in Business on 29th Jun, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Google has been fined 2.42bn euros by the European Commission after it ruled they had abused power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.

Google funds automated news project

Posted in Online on 7th Jul, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media.

This Is How Google Wants to 'Humanize' Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 12th Jul, 2017 06:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s plans a big research project aimed at making artificial intelligence more useful.

Google launches Gradient Ventures, an AI-focused fund

Posted in Business on 13th Jul, 2017 03:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Google launched today a venture capital fund, named Gradient Ventures, that will focus on early-stage AI startups.

Google factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated release of a million per week

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, will release about 20 million bacteria-infected sterile mosquitoes upon Fresno, California.

Alphabet’s X announces Glass Enterprise Edition, a hands-free device for hands-on workers

Posted in Business on 19th Jul, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The new 'Glass 2.0' design makes significant improvements over the original Glass.

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