“Smart Compose is an example of what AI developers call natural language generation (NLG), in which computers learn to write sentences by studying patterns and relationships between words in literature, emails and web pages. A system shown billions of human sentences becomes adept at completing common phrases but is limited by generalities. Men have long dominated fields such as finance and science, for example, so the technology would conclude from the data that an investor or engineer is “he” or “him.” The issue trips up nearly every major tech company. ”
Source : Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool | Reuters
“Transparency and control have always been core data privacy principles, and we’re constantly working to ensure these principles are reflected in our products.Before a non-Google app is able to access your data, we show a permissions screen that clearly shows the types of data the app can access and how it can use that data.We strongly encourage you to review the permissions screen before granting access to any non-Google application”.
Source : Ensuring your security and privacy within Gmail
«When a ProtonMail user sends an expiring message to another ProtonMail user, it looks like a regular email in the inbox. After the message expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender’s outbox. In Gmail’s current implementation, it sounds like Google simply generates an email with a link. The message behind the link disappears after a while, but not necessarily the intermediate email. It’s also worth noting that Google doesn’t mention end-to-end encryption anywhere. A “confidential” message doesn’t have to be encrypted. It’s likely that Google could still see the content of that message and comply with warrants».
Source : Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail | TechCrunch
Google a annoncé qu’il cessera de scanner le courrier électronique de Gmail pour afficher de la publicité ciblée. Mais cela ne signifie ni la fin du scan des mails ni l’arrêt de la publicité ciblée.
Source : Pourquoi Google ne va pas arrêter la publicité ciblée et le scan de vos mails sur Gmail – Tech – Numerama