Étiquette : google (page 1 of 29)

Community Mobility Reports

“ As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19. These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. ”

Source : COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

“We’re exploring ways that aggregated anonymized location information could help in the fight against COVID-19. One example could be helping health authorities determine the impact of social distancing, similar to the way we show popular restaurant times and traffic patterns in Google Maps”

Source : Location data gathered by Facebook, Google, other tech companies could be used to battle coronavirus spread – The Washington Post

Google Vision API

“Google notes in its own AI principles that algorithms and datasets can reinforce bias: ‘We will seek to avoid unjust impacts on people, particularly those related to sensitive characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, income, sexual orientation, ability, and political or religious belief.’ Google invited affected developers to comment on its discussion forums. Only one developer had commented at the time of writing, and complained the change was down to ‘political correctness.’ ‘I don’t think political correctness has room in APIs,’ the person wrote. ‘If I can 99% of the times identify if someone is a man or woman, then so can the algorithm. You don’t want to do it? Companies will go to other services.’”

Source : Google AI will no longer use gender labels like ‘woman’ or ‘man’ on images of people to avoid bias

Image

“Google this evening began alerting Takeout users about the “technical issue.” From November 21-25, 2019, those that requested backups could have had videos in Google Photos “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives.” In requesting a backup, some of your videos — but not pictures — might be visible to random users that were also downloading their data through Google Takeout.”

Source : Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year – 9to5Google

“Today, in 2019, if the company was a person, it would be a young adult of 21 and it would be time to leave the roost. While it has been a tremendous privilege to be deeply involved in the day-to-day management of the company for so long, we believe it’s time to assume the role of proud parents—offering advice and love, but not daily nagging!”

Source : A letter from Larry and Sergey

Webxray

“By default, Homebrew sends information to Google Analytics, you can disable that with the following command using the terminal (which you should have open after installing Homebrew): brew analytics off”

Source : webxray

Google Amnesty Surveillance

“Nous avons déjà constaté que la vaste architecture publicitaire de Google et Facebook est une arme puissante entre de mauvaises mains. Elle peut être détournée à des fins politiques, au risque de conséquences désastreuses pour la société, et laisse le champ libre à toutes sortes de nouvelles stratégies publicitaires aux relents d’exploitation, comme le fait de s’en prendre à des personnes vulnérables qui luttent contre la maladie, les troubles mentaux ou l’addiction. Parce que ces publicités sont faites sur mesure pour des individus, elles échappent à l’examen public”

Source : La surveillance intrusive exercée par Facebook et Google : un danger sans précédent pour les droits humains | Amnesty International

Project Nightingale

“Neither patients nor doctors have been notified. At least 150 Google employees already have access to much of the data on tens of millions of patients, according to a person familiar with the matter and the documents. In a news release issued after The Wall Street Journal reported on Project Nightingale on Monday, the companies said the initiative is compliant with federal health law and includes robust protections for patient data. Some Ascension employees have raised questions about the way the data is being collected and shared, both from a technological and ethical perspective, according to the people familiar with the project. But privacy experts said it appeared to be permissible under federal law. That law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, generally allows hospitals to share data with business partners without telling patients, as long as the information is used “only to help the covered entity carry out its health care functions.””

Source : Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans – WSJ

As researchers and engineers, our goal is to make machine learning technology work for everyone.

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“Learn how the Google AI Quantum team demonstrated how a quantum computer can perform a task no classical computer can in an experiment called « quantum supremacy”

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