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How to Earn $100 Daily On Google Maps – Geo Appsmith


In this article you will be guided step-by-step on how you can use Google Maps to actually create online business for yourself. This is a strategy that we love and have been using here at GeoAppsmith over the years. The good news is that this method will also work for you, whether you live in San Francisco, USA or even in Moroto village in Uganda. And you don't need any special skills, experience or capital to start doing this. Anyone can earn online income with this great method, anywhere in the world, provided that one has access to a computer and some internet connection.

Google refines search to better understand sloppy queries

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO – Google on Friday announced its "biggest leap forward" in years in its search algorithm, offering an unusually detailed public explanation of its secret formula. The world's most popular internet search engine said its latest refinement uses machine learning to improve how it handles conversationally phrased English-language requests. "We're making a significant improvement to how we understand queries, representing the biggest leap forward in the past five years, and one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of search," Google search vice president Pandu Nayak said in an online post. The California-based internet company last year debuted a neural network-based technique for processing "natural language." The company said the new effort is based on what it calls Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT), which seeks to understand query words in the context of sentences for insights, according to Nayak.

Syte raises $21.5M to expand visual AI tools


Syte, which uses visual AI technology to aid retailers, landed an investment of $21.5 million the company announced Monday. Syte plans to grow its reach across the United States, Europe and Asia; open a new office in San Francisco and expand its New York space; and hire about 70 new employees in Israel and the U.S. The funding will enable the visual product discovery company to invest in visual AI research and development, and introduce its latest product, visual AI personalization. The funding round was led by Viola Ventures with assistance from Storm Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Axess Ventures and Lyra Ventures. The fresh investment pushes the company's total funding to date to $30 million. Syte plans to quadruple its user base in 2020 by "focusing on enterprise and SMEs, strengthening current relationships, and building new ones," it stated in a company blog post.

IBM Think 2019 coverage: Spotlight on data and AI analytics


Like other top IT vendors, IBM has made AI and advanced analytics a cornerstone of its technology strategy, along with the data management systems that drive analytics applications. Data and AI analytics will also be at the heart of the IBM Think 2019 conference in San Francisco. AI tools in particular are getting a big push from IBM and rivals. Whether the hype matches current enterprise IT reality remains to be seen. In a recent Q&A, Babson College IT professor Tom Davenport said he thinks AI "will be revolutionary in the long run, but it's pretty evolutionary in the short run."

Google employees demand end to work on censored search engine for Chinese users

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO – Eleven employees comprising engineers and managers at Alphabet Inc.'s Google published an open letter on Tuesday, demanding that the company end development of a censored search engine for Chinese users, escalating earlier protests over the secretive project. Google has described the search app, known as Project Dragonfly, as an experiment not close to launching. But as details of it have leaked since August, current and former employees, human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers have criticized Google for not taking a harder line against the Chinese government's policy that politically sensitive results be blocked. Human rights group Amnesty International also launched a public petition on Tuesday calling on Google to cancel Dragonfly. The organization said it would encourage Google workers to sign the petition by targeting them on LinkedIn and protesting outside Google offices.

Google CEO says 'important to explore' China project

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has acknowledged publicly for the first time that the tech giant is considering a search engine for China, saying it could offer'better information' to people than rival services. Speaking at the Wired 25th anniversary conference late Monday, Pichai said Google leaders'feel obliged to think hard' about China despite criticism over the possibly of cooperating with Chinese censorship. 'We are always balancing a set of values,' he said, while adding that'we also follow the rule of law in every country.' Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed questions about China and the company's work with the US military at the Wired 25th anniversary conference in San Francisco Pichai described Project Dragonfly, which has drawn criticism from Google employees, lawmakers and human rights activists, as an effort to learn about what Google could offer if it resumed its search operations in China. 'It turns out we would be able to serve well over 99 percent of the (search) queries,' he said onstage in a question-and-answer session.

I played Shadow of the Tomb Raider over 5G, and it didn't suck


Anyone who's experimented with a cloud gaming service knows that wired ethernet is almost required. At AT&T's Spark conference in San Francisco on Monday, I had a chance to try out Nvidia's GeForce Now service for PCs running over AT&T's 5G service, playing the newly-released Shadow of the Tomb Raider game on a generic Lenovo ThinkPad. The traditional way to run a PC game is locally, running the game off a hard drive or SSD on your PC, using the CPU and GPU to render the game as fast as it can. The downside, of course, is that you have to buy all of that hardware yourself. The trade-off is that the 3D rendering takes place on a remote server--a cheaper solution than buying a high-end graphics card, at least in the short term.

Google employees sign petition protesting work on secret Chinese search engine project

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Google employees, upset over reports of a secretive search engine project for China, have signed a petition asking for more transparency from company leaders. SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of Google employees have signed a petition protesting a secret project to develop a search engine for China, the latest example of tech workers rebelling against corporate policies that push moral boundaries. The employees, who represent a fraction of parent company Alphabet's workforce of 89,000, also were upset by the secrecy of the project and in the petition demanded more transparency about the company's myriad ventures, which range from self-driving cars to advanced artificial intelligence. Google was scheduled to have a regular company-wide meeting between senior leadership and global employees late Thursday, during which in-person and remote staffers can ask any question they want. CEO Sundar Pichai as well as co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have been known to lead the meetings.

Google ranks petition for more oversight of China search engine plan, cite firm's 'don't be evil' clause

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO – Google's plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more "transparency, oversight and accountability," hundreds of employees at the Alphabet Inc. unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday. Hoping to gain approval from the Chinese government to provide a mobile search service, the company plans to block some websites and search terms, Reuters reported this month, citing two people familiar with the matter. Disclosure of the secretive effort has disturbed some Google employees and human rights advocacy organizations. They are concerned that by agreeing to censorship demands, Google would validate China's prohibitions on free expression and violate the "don't be evil" clause in the company's code of conduct. After employees petitioned this year, Google announced it would not renew a project to help the U.S. military develop artificial intelligence technology for drones.

Bowing to censorship, Google plans to launch search app in lucrative Chinese market, ending long boycott: sources

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG/BEIJING – Google is preparing a version of its search engine for China that blocks results Beijing considers sensitive, according to people familiar with the situation. The initiative is code-named Dragonfly and is one of several options the company is pursuing for returning to China, the people said, while noting the timing is still up in the air. They asked not to be identified discussing private plans. The move would mark an abrupt about-face by the Alphabet Inc. unit and a win for China's communist government, which suppresses free speech online. Google co-founder Sergey Brin, whose parents brought him to the U.S. to escape communist Russia, led a dramatic exit from mainland China in 2010 after the company refused to self-censor search content.