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Google is collecting patient health records of millions of Americans from across 21 states to aid its AI initiative called Project Nightingale, according to news reports.   The project is gathering patient hospitalization records, diagnosis, lab details and more for the past one year. This is being done without the knowledge of patients or doctors in collaboration with its business partner, Ascension, a leading healthcare system in the U.S.   Forbes, a leading business magazine has said that the data collection includes, ”… comple...
Google has filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion (€1.49 billion) fine slapped on it by the European Commission as an antitrust penalty for stifling competition in the online advertising industry. The Telegraph reported late Tuesday that Google lodged the appeal in the General Court of the European Union in Brussels. A Google spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that the appeal has been filed but declined to comment further. A third antitrust fine of $1.7BN was slapped on Google by the executive arm of the European Union three month...
Samsung made history for itself in November teasing its foldable phone, now called Galaxy Fold, to mark the first of its kind in Samsung’s lineups. All the uncertainties are now over as Galaxy Fold is no longer a concept anymore. Samsung has announced Galaxy fold release date to be April 26th, and the company has, in addition, revealed more features distinguishing the foldable phone from other smartphones out there. According to a report by CNET, Google appears to be experimenting with a foldable phone. Mario Queiroz, the head of G...
YouTube deleted over 58 million videos and 224 million comments that violated its policies within the third quarter, said Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday, as the tech giant demonstrates progress in fighting inappropriate content on its video platform. The activities of extremists on social media platforms and violence provocation from critics’ hateful content have become a major concern among government officials and some groups in the United States, Asia, and Europe. This has resulted in pressure from the groups on so...
Alphabet Inc.’s Google has come up with a clever solution in response to the European Union’s antitrust ruling for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. The company will now charge smartphone makers for using its Google Play app store as part of its efforts to dilute the European Commission’s competition concerns. Critics believe the changes are highly unlikely to overmatch the global smartphone industry. In July, Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, fined the internet advertising giant $5 bill...
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is (quietly?) working on a new operating system from scratch under the project titled, Fuchsia OS. Okay, this piece of information is about a couple of years old.  We already know that Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s top engineers are mysteriously developing a successor to Android called Fuchsia OS. The project is founded to overcome the recurring limitations (read user privacy issues) of Android, the leading mobile operating system of present times. In addition, Google wants the new operating interface to smoothly ...
The Future of Life Institute announced today that over 160 companies and 2,400 individuals have signed a pledge not to develop lethal AI weapons. Signatories made the pledge during the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Stockholm. In the pledge, signatories promised they will "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade or use of lethal autonomous weapons." Representing 90 countries, the signatories also called on governments to introduce laws against lethal AI weapons....
Google has updated the Android Messages app to compete with the likes of iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. From today and over the coming week, the search giant will begin rolling out the highly demanded feature in its messaging app which is “Messages for web”. The new feature in Android Messages app will let users send and receive text messages on their computers. Messages for web will also facilitate attaching images to the text along with sending emoji and stickers. Sanaz Ahari, Product Management Direct, Google mention...
Internet giant Google will invest $550 million in Chinese second largest e-commerce house, JD.com. Google is making all efforts to compete with Amazon in online shopping and exploring Asian fast-growing markets. On the other hand, JD.com plans to take on Jack Ma’s Alibaba, the leading e-commerce site of China. In a joint release, both the online powerhouses stated that they have “collaborated on a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions in Europe, the U.S. and Southeast Asia.” Google Chief Bus...
Google Inc is placing artificial intelligence at maximum utilization. As announced in April this year, it is initiating a rollout of the AI-powered high-priority notifications setting in Gmail mobile app. The new feature will first land in Gmail iOS app, followed by Android Gmail app very soon, reports VentureBeat. Google released the biggest redesign of Gmail app including a bunch of highly refined features earlier this year. David Thacker, VP Product Management, G-Suite then highlighted that the high-priority notifications will hel...