ETHICS & TRUST DATA Google

Google to support online safety research with launch of new Dublin hub

January 28, 2021, by Elaine Burke

A second Google Safety Engineering Centre (GSEC) will be established in Dublin. It will be unique from the first GSEC, established by the internet giant ...

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SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE AI CARBON FOOTPRINT DATA CENTER Google

Our data centers support Europe’s green economic recovery

December 15, 2020, by The Keyword

In 2020, families, schools and businesses moved online more than ever due to the pandemic. All the Google services you rely on are powered by ...

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ETHICS & TRUST Google Timnit Gebru

A leading AI ethics researcher says she’s been fired from Google

December 8, 2020, by Karen Hao

On December 2, the AI research community was shocked to learn that Timnit Gebru had been fired from her post at Google. Gebru, one of ...

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ETHICS & TRUST Google

AI Weekly: In firing Timnit Gebru, Google puts commercial interests ahead of ethics

December 8, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

With the firing of Timnit Gebru this week, Google implicitly signaled that it’s willing to put commercial interests ahead of all else.Read More

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SDG9. INDUSTRY INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE INTERNET ACCESS Google

Google’s internet-providing balloons to be steered by AI

December 8, 2020, by Abhishek Chatterjee

Loon claims that it is the world’s first deployment of reinforcement learning in a production aerospace system.

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ETHICS & TRUST AI CARBON FOOTPRINT Google Timnit Gebru

We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says.

December 8, 2020, by Karen Hao

On the evening of Wednesday, December 2, Timnit Gebru, the co-lead of Google’s ethical AI team, announced via Twitter that the company had forced her ...

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CULTURE & ART Google

Find your inner poet with help from America’s greats

November 24, 2020, by The Keyword

Behold! the living thrilling lines That course the blood like madd’ning wines, And leap with scintillating spray Across the guards of ecstasy. The flame that ...

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ACCESSIBILITY DISABILITIES Google Project Guideline

Google’s Project Guideline uses AI to help low-vision users navigate running courses

November 19, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Google developed an AI-powered app that guides blind and low-vision users through a running course with audio feedback.Read More

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EARTH Google Tree Canopy Lab

Google’s Tree Canopy Lab taps AI to help cities plan tree-planting projects

November 18, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Google’s Tree Canopy Lab tool, which leverages satellite imagery and AI algorithms, is designed to help cities plot tree coverage.Read More

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BIAS MINDIFF Google

Google’s MinDiff aims to mitigate unfair biases in classifiers

November 17, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Google released a new technique, MinDiff, that aims to mitigate bias in classifier machine learning models.Read More

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BIAS CRITICAL RACE THEORY RACIAL BIAIS Google

Trump faces executive order lawsuit as critical race theory fuels AI research

October 30, 2020, by Khari Johnson

President Trump is attacking critical race theory, but Google is using it as part of work with sociologists to evaluate AI fairness and race.Read More

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EARTH NOAA WEATHER PREDICTION Google

Google collaborates with NOAA to use artificial intelligence for weather forecasting, research

October 28, 2020, by Rebecca Klar

Google and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have signed a three-year deal to use the tech giant’s artificial intelligence and machine learning to ...

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EARTH CLIMATE CHANGE WEATHER PREDICTION Google

Partnerships for advanced weather and climate prediction

October 28, 2020, by The Keyword

When I was a child, growing up on an almond farm in central California, the day always began by turning on the radio and listening ...

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ETHICS & TRUST RESPONSIBLE AI Google

A Look at Google’s Efforts to Earn Public Trust Through ML Fairness and Responsible AI

October 25, 2020, by Synced

For years, we’ve been hearing about major AI initiatives in international enterprises. Companies afraid of being left behind in the AI revolution pushed its implementation ...

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LGBTQ+ Google The Trevor Project

How The Trevor Project is using AI to help prevent suicide

October 20, 2020, by The Keyword

Suicide disproportionately affects LGBTQ+ youth. In the U.S. alone, more than 1.8 million LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 seriously consider suicide ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION REPORTING Google

Google launches a suite of tech-powered tools for reporters, Journalist Studio

October 14, 2020, by Sarah Perez

Google is putting AI and machine learning technologies into the hands of journalists. The company this morning announced a suite of new tools, Journalist Studio, ...

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CULTURE & ART Google

Google’s new machine learning tool turns your awful humming into a beautiful violin solo

October 1, 2020, by Ivan Mehta

I often sit on my sofa and hum tunes that I made up in my head. While doing that, I also imagine that my automatically ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION ELECTIONS MISINFORMATION Google USA

As Facebook struggles to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Google is escaping the spotlight

September 21, 2020, by tsonnemaker@businessinsider.com (Tyler Sonnemaker)

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, during Google’s annual developer conference in 2013. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As tech companies gear up to fight misinformation ...

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POLICY & REGULATION Google EUROPE

EU Plans European Rival To Google With New Data And AI Proposals

September 16, 2020, by Simon Chandler, Contributor

As outlined in two policy documents, the EC is planning to change EU law in order to foster the commercial gathering, sharing and processing of ...

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EARTH AI CARBON FOOTPRINT Google

Google plans to power your searches with carbon-free energy by 2030

September 15, 2020, by Angely Mercado

Google announced a new plan on Monday to power all its offices and data centers with only carbon-free electricity by 2030. The tech giant also ...

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