Google AI technology used in new wildfire and flood tracking

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The tech giant has rolled out new and enhanced features and tools to boost information access. Google has announced that it has rolled out new enhancements using AI technology to boost its flood and wildfire tracking tools. This will make it possible for users to obtain improved information regarding natural disasters using the company’s tools. Google’s first use of AI for tracking local flooding risk was rolled out in 2018. The AI technology features feed into the alerts available by way of its Google Maps and on both Android devices…

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Google Hangouts is dead, replaced by Chat

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The old platform officially came to an end at the start of this month as users are switched to the new one. As of the beginning of November, Google Hangouts has been officially killed off, with users of that platform being automatically switched over to the new Chat platform. This isn’t a surprise, as the change from one platform to the next was first announced two years ago. Google Hangouts has already been undergoing a slow process of phasing out since its end was first announced in 2020. At that…

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Google dedicated Street View app’s days are numbered

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The next few weeks will represent the last opportunity to be able to download the application. Though the standalone Street View app is still available to download as of the writing of this article, the time in which that will be possible is getting shorter as Google has announced that it will soon be shutting down. The application is headed to a digital product graveyard that has been increasing in size over the years. Shutdown notices have been discovered and reported on as the latest version of the Street View…

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Google teaches its Everyday Robots language skills

The company’s researchers want the devices to be able to better respond to human requests. Google is bringing its Everyday robots together large language models to provide them with a greater capacity to assist humans with a spectrum of daily tasks. The idea is to provide the devices with improved responses to requests made in different wordings. The Everyday Robots are being developed by Google’s parent company Alphabet’s experimental division called X. The gadgets were introduced into the company’s offices in 2021 to assist with daily tasks around the workplace…

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Gen Z prefers TikTok and Instagram to Google Search

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The tech giant is starting to feel the pinch of the generation’s trend toward social media searching. Google Search internal data has found that about 40 percent of Gen Z is using social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram for searching. Gen Z is more likely to head to a social media platform than a search engine to answer a question. A recent report published by Insider stated that Google is now feeling the pain from this growing Gen Z trend of using TikTok and Instagram for searching instead…

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