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Sam Byford / The Verge:
AlphaGo retires from competitive Go after defeating world number one 3-0   —  AlphaGo is going out on top.  After beating Ke Jie, the world's best player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, for the third time today at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, Google's DeepMind unit announced …
May 27, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google adds “Personal” tab to search filters, which shows results from user's Gmail, Photos, more   —  Google now lets searchers filter their search results by “personal” results.  By that, it mostly means emails, flights, anything related to that Gmail account they are logged into.
May 27, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Google says it is too expensive and time-consuming to compile and hand over salary records to the US government in the gender pay case   —  Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case
May 27, 2017, 1:10 AMIn context
Beth Rigby / Sky News:
G7 leaders back Theresa May's call for internet firms including Google, Twitter, and Facebook to step up efforts against extremist content   —  Theresa May secured support from fellow G7 leaders on tackle extremists online and stop foreign fighters returning to the UK and Europe …
May 26, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Ben Lang / Road to VR:
HTC releases Link mobile VR headset in Japan that pairs with U11 phone; new headset is not part of Vive brand   —  In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company's Vive brand.  The move comes just a week after the company announced …
May 26, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices   —  Move would follow similar announcements from Qualcomm, Google  —  Offloading tasks to dedicated chip may improve iPhone battery  —  Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software …
May 26, 2017, 4:07 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Google launches venture capital program focused on AI, led by VP of engineering Anna Patterson, aiming to invest $1M to $10M per deal   —  Google has launched a new venture capital program focused on artificial intelligence, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
May 26, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
David McCabe / Axios:
As Section 702 of FISA comes up for renewal, 30+ tech companies including Google, Snap, Uber, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon push for surveillance reform   —  Major tech companies including Facebook, Google and Snap are asking for reforms to a key government surveillance program, according to a letter obtained by Axios.
May 26, 2017, 2:13 PMIn context
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Raspberry Pi Foundation merges with Dublin-based CoderDojo Foundation, which has over 1,250 coding clubs in 69 countries   —  Raspberry Pi's credit card-sized computers have helped kickstart a coding revolution.  Thanks to their low cost, major companies like Google and VMWare …
May 26, 2017, 5:15 AMIn context
Marty Swant / Adweek:
Kik announces Kin, its own cryptocurrency built on top of the Ethereum network, which will be used as the app's primary transaction currency   —  It gives marketers an alternative to Google and Facebook  —  With hopes of boosting user and brand engagement while also decentralizing …
May 25, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context

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