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Alphabet’s Wing will kick off Helsinki drone deliveries in summer 2019

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Wing says in the coming weeks it will deploy a small fleet of drones in the city’s Vuosaari district, where they’ll ferry provisions from convenience stores to homes and “multi-family housing communities.”

Google awards $25 million in global AI impact grants

Posted in Business, Software on 8th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Google today awarded $25 million in grants to a range of organizations to help them apply machine learning to fight some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Google Cloud makes pods with 1,000 TPU chips available in public beta

Posted in Business, Online on 7th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Liquid-cooled Cloud TPU v3 pods can deliver more than 100 petaflops of computing power. Conversely, Cloud TPU v2 pods released in alpha last year can achieve 11.5 petaflops.

Google releases AI training data set with 5 million images and 200,000 landmarks

Posted in Online, Software on 3rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

In a significant step toward its goal of more sophisticated landmark-detecting computer vision models, Google open-sourced Google-Landmarks-v2, a new, larger landmark recognition corpus containing twice as many photos and seven times as many landmarks.

Google completes subsea cable to Chile

Posted in Business, Featured, Hardware, Online on 25th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Alphabet Inc’s Google has completed a subsea cable linking the coast of California to Chile, a key step in its plans to bolster its global cloud computing infrastructure.