India seeks greater involvement of Google in digital inclusion programmes including “Digital Village” initiative to empower millions of people in the country, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has told the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai. Prasad met Pichai at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Thursday. “Held a very meaningful meeting with @Google team at California HQ. Sought greater involvement of Google in digital inclusion programs of India including Digital Village,” Prasad tweeted on Friday. “Asked them to work for creating more awareness among India’s farmers about weather & scientific farming,” the minister added. Prasad was on an official three-day visit to San Francisco and the Bay Area where he held meetings with several top tech honchos, pitching for empowering Indians in their digital transformation. “A truly informative and momentous visit to @Google campus in Mountain View, California. … [Read more...] about Prasad meets Pichai, seeks Google’s involvement in empowering Indians
San Francisco, August 31 (IANS): The Harvard University has teamed up with Google to develop a machine learning-based model to predict aftershock locations post a quake. It may help in the deployment of emergency services and assist in evacuation plans, a researcher said. “We teamed up with machine learning experts at Google to see if we could apply deep learning to explain where aftershocks might occur,” Phoebe DeVries, Post-Doctoral student at the Harvard, wrote in a Google blog post. Earthquakes typically occur in sequences — an initial “mainshock” (the event that usually gets the headlines) is often followed by a set of “aftershocks.” Though these aftershocks are usually smaller than the main shock, in some cases, they may significantly hamper recovery efforts. Even though the timing and size of aftershocks were understood and explained by established empirical laws, forecasting the locations of these events has proven to be more … [Read more...] about Harvard-Google AI model to predict quake aftershock sites
Friday August 31, 2018 08:48 AM President Trump sent a chilling message when he suggested regulating search-engine results this week. Written by Adam Richter Google is not Facebook. Google is not Twitter. Google is not even the internet. I just wanted to get that out of the way to eliminate any confusion. That seems important, what with the recent talk of the White House pushing to regulate Google, the world's largest search engine. President Trump on Tuesday tweeted, without evidence, that Google only shows “left-wing” results for the search term “Trump News.” It's a claim that the tech giant denies, and one that can be debunked depending on the time of day you try the search for yourself. But it raises the question: What would Google have to gain by diving into the muck of political partisanship? The answer, media analyst Ken Doctor said, is nothing. Of course, that doesn't stop the flow of accusations about left-wing bias hurled at the Silicon … [Read more...] about Adam Richter: OK, Google: What is censorship?
close Video Trump accuses Google of highlighting negative stories on him President calls out Google, Twitter and Facebook for 'suppressing conservative voices' with their search results; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports on the charges. President Trump is speaking forcefully about fixing a growing problem affecting our national discourse. He says we may need to regulate the giant tech companies that control vast swaths of our information landscape, due to their bias. The president tweeted this week: “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?” Google, Facebook and Twitter all claim they do not purposely discriminate due to political viewpoints. But it is increasingly clear that this is the … [Read more...] about Hey, Google, Facebook, Twitter – Trump’s got a point. You need to do a better job of self-regulating
By The Associated Press | Mercury News PUBLISHED: August 30, 2018 at 10:29 am | UPDATED: August 30, 2018 at 10:46 am By HOPE YEN and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Google shunned his State of the Union speech but promoted Barack Obama’s addresses. In a tweet Wednesday, Trump posts a video that shows Google promoting Obama’s State of the Union address on its homepage from 2012 to 2016, while seemingly failing to do the same for Trump in 2017 and 2018. “#StopTheBias,” Trump tweets. But it’s not the case that Google never promoted Trump. There are multiple archived versions of Google’s homepage showing the tech company highlighting his State of the Union address in 2018. A look at the claim: VIDEO TWEETED BY TRUMP: “For years, Google promoted President Obama’s State of the Union on its homepage. When President Trump took office, Google stopped.” THE FACTS: The … [Read more...] about Fact check: Trump wrongly claims Google shunned speech