Google’s AI-powered smart glasses help the blind to see

“The glasses extract visual information from images of people, belongings, and public transport, and then speaks about them out loud. It can read text from books, name friends by analyzing their faces, and describe surroundings such as train signs and street hazards.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenextweb.com/plugged/2020/03/09/googles-ai-powered-smart-glasses-help-the-blind-to-see/amp/

Socratic is Google’s new AI studying tool for students – 9to5Google

  • “Searching on Google.com is one way to find answers, but the company now offers a more dedicated lookup experience catered towards learning. Last year, Google acquired mobile learning app Socratic and is today relaunching it with “Google AI.”
  • Google AI is being leveraged with dedicated algorithms that break down Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, and Literature problems, with Socratic also having the ability to simplify concepts into smaller, easier-to-understand lessons.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/9to5google.com/2020/02/17/socratic-by-google/amp/

Google launches online coding course to train workers for tech jobs

“The program, called the Google IT Automation With Python Professional Certificate, will be available through the online education service Coursera. It’ll be a six-course program in beginner-level Python, which will culminate in a final capstone project focused on programming for automation.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/google-launches-online-coding-course-in-python-to-train-workers-for-tech-jobs/

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Just how big a deal is Google’s new Meena chatbot model? | VentureBeat

  • “Google announced that it has built a “conversational agent that can chat about… anything,” even the most jaded amongst us had to pay attention.
  • Meena is a 2.6 billion parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.
  • Meena…was trained over 30 days using 2,048 tensor processing units…on a dataset of 40 billion words.
  • Meena is very much still in the lab and is very very complex to manage. You cannot incorporate it in a tool just yet”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2020/02/01/just-how-big-a-deal-is-googles-new-meena-chatbot-model/amp/