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“Historically, it has provided only one translation for a query, even if the translation could have either a feminine or masculine form. So when the model produced one translation, it inadvertently replicated gender biases that already existed. For example: it would skew masculine for words like “strong” or “doctor,” and feminine for other words, like “nurse” or “beautiful.”

Source : Google is fixing gender bias in its Translate service

“Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”

Traduction personnelle : « cela nous coûte trop cher de développer notre propre moteur de rendu dès lors que notre navigateur n’intéresse personne, du coup, nous préférons profiter du travail et de l’ouverture de Google pour avancer à moindre frais et capter tout de même toute votre attention dans notre propre environnement ».

Source : Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

Fi coverage map of the United States

“Get super fast 4G LTE coverage from coast to coast. And if you’re using a phone designed for Fi, you’ll get even more from the Fi network; your phone will keep you on the best signal by intelligently shifting between three mobile 4G LTE networks and automatically connecting to 2 million+ secure Wi-Fi hotspots.”

Source : Google Fi

“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

“A plus code is like a street address for people or places that don’t have one. Plus codes give addresses to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to receive deliveries, access emergency services, register to vote – and more. A plus code address looks like a regular address, but with a short code where the street name and number would be. These addresses exist for any location, even for places where there are no roads. ”

Source : Plus codes

Google Health

“Google has been accused of breaking promises to patients, after the company announced it would be moving a healthcare-focused subsidiary, DeepMind Health, into the main arm of the organisation.The restructure, critics argue, breaks a pledge DeepMind made when it started working with the NHS that “data will never be connected to Google accounts or services”. The change has also resulted in the dismantling of an independent review board, created to oversee the company’s work with the healthcare sector, with Google arguing that the board was too focused on Britain to provide effective oversight for a newly global body.”

Source : Google ‘betrays patient trust’ with DeepMind Health move | Technology | The Guardian

“Nous croyons qu’Internet est une économie de l’intention et non de l’attention. Telle est notre proposition de valeur pour les annonceurs : nous leur permettons de répondre aux intentions des utilisateurs qui les recherchent, au moment où ils les recherchent. Dépouiller la navigation en ligne de tout contenu inutile, c’est finalement créer un cercle vertueux. Les utilisateurs y trouvent leur compte grâce à une navigation plus simple. Les annonceurs gagnent en visibilité dans un environnement plus fluide.”

Source : Big data : « Chez Google, nous croyons qu’Internet est une économie de l’intention et non de l’attention »

Google LYNA

“In both datasets, LYNA was able to correctly distinguish a slide with metastatic cancer from a slide without cancer 99% of the time. Further, LYNA was able to accurately pinpoint the location of both cancers and other suspicious regions within each slide, some of which were too small to be consistently detected by pathologists. As such, we reasoned that one potential benefit of LYNA could be to highlight these areas of concern for pathologists to review and determine the final diagnosis.”

Source : Google AI Blog: Applying Deep Learning to Metastatic Breast Cancer Detection

fake news paper

“Les infox perturbent deux fois notre vie démocratique. D’abord, parce qu’elles diffusent largement et rapidement des informations erronées, diffamatoires ou absurdes, dont les conséquences durables sur la formation de l’opinion des citoyens sont encore méconnues. Ensuite, parce que, en tant que machines à clics, elles attirent une part non négligeable des revenus publicitaires et menacent la viabilité économique des médias traditionnels.”

Source : Rendez-vous de l’histoire de Blois : « La redoutable efficacité du modèle économique des infox »

“Collectively, the Big Five tech firms — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google — lost $172 billion in value over the span of a few hours on Wednesday, amid a broad slump in the market. That’s about the same amount as Toyota’s entire market capitalization — and it’s equivalent to the dollar value of the entire gross domestic product of Algeria. In terms of value lost, Amazon was the big loser of the group. Its shares fell 6% on Wednesday, vaporizing $56 billion of its market capitalization. Apple was next; it lost nearly $51 billion on a 4.6% fall — an amount $6 billion greater than the entire value of General Motors”.

Source : Tech gets demolished: The 5 hottest tech stocks just lost $172 billion in market value

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