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Apr 10, 2017

Siri vs. Google Assistant: Pixar Artists Designing A Stronger Personality For The Latter: Report — By Rishabh Jain | International Business Times

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

“Google is set to give its artificial intelligence-based voice assistant, Google Assistant, a more robust personality.”

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Mar 26, 2017

Google’s Plan to Engineer the Next Silicon Valleys — By Sandra Upson | Backchannel

Posted by in category: business

Transporting the magic of Silicon Valley to other cities is a trope so old, and so beloved by government bureaucrats, that these days it hardly quickens the pulse.”

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Nov 11, 2016

BBC to debut virtual reality film The Turning Forest | BBC News

Posted by in categories: media & arts, virtual reality

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“The fairy tale will be made available for free on Daydream, Google’s mobile virtual reality product.”

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Jun 30, 2016

Google reveals Android N is named Nougat — By Emil Protalinski | VentureBeat

Posted by in category: mobile phones

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“N stands for Nougat.”

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Jun 1, 2016

Aimed at the big boys, India’s “Google tax” could end up hurting the small and vulnerable — By Suneera Tandon and Manu Balachandran | Quartz

Posted by in categories: internet, law

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“It’s been dubbed the Google tax, but it will likely hit every global internet company operating in India—and, in turn, the country’s fledgling startup and digital advertising ecosystems.”

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May 18, 2016

May 18th-20th Google I/O Developers Conference Live Feed

Posted by in categories: machine learning, virtual reality

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Today’s conference emphasizes virtual reality and machine learning.

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May 11, 2016

Alphabet Chairman Testifies in Oracle Suit Against Google — By Quentin Hardy | The New York Times

Posted by in category: law

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“Eric E. Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, may have unique insight into the multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed against his company by another Silicon Valley heavyweight, Oracle Corporation.”

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Mar 22, 2016

Can Google Expand Cuba’s Censored Internet? — By David Talbot | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: education, internet, media & arts

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“President Obama seems to think Google can help increase Internet access in a country that has not historically been interested in unfettered connectivity.”

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Mar 21, 2016

Resurrection and Biotechnology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, disruptive technology, Elon Musk, futurism, human trajectories, neuroscience, posthumanism, Ray Kurzweil, Skynet, transhumanism

“He is not here; He has risen,” — Matthew 28:6

As billions of Christians around the world are getting ready to celebrate the Easter festival and holiday, we take pause to appreciate the awe inspiring phenomena of resurrection.

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In religious and mythological contexts, in both Western and Eastern societies, well known and less common names appear, such as Attis, Dionysus, Ganesha, Krishna, Lemminkainen, Odin, Osiris, Persephone, Quetzalcoatl, and Tammuz, all of whom were reborn again in the spark of the divine.

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Feb 17, 2016

The Good News From Google: A Conversation With Ruth Porat | Foreign Affairs

Posted by in categories: business, innovation, internet

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“Ruth Porat has taken an unusual path to the tech world. Before becoming the chief financial officer at Google in May 2015 (and then at Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, a few months later), she held the same post at Morgan Stanley, where among other roles she worked closely with the U.S. government to sort out the troubles at the insurance corporation AIG and the mortgage-financing agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the 2008 financial crisis.”

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