Google testing Duplex feature that adds names to restaurant waitlists

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Google appears to be testing a new feature that allows users to add themselves and parties to the waitlists of restaurants that would normally require a phone call. Powered by Duplex, Google’s AI-driven natural language processing technology that can converse with business owners […]

Google Looker gets Azure support, API explorer

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. A day after its Security Summit, Google announced new features heading to Looker, the business intelligence platform it acquired in 2019 for $2.6 billion. The newest version of Looker — Looker 21 — introduces a revamped portal and extension framework as well as […]

Google Workspace gains client-side encryption amid slew of new security features

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Google on Monday announced new security features for Google Workspace and Google Drive to better ensure data security and privacy protection in hybrid work environments. The new security tools include client-side encryption for Workspace and several enhanced data protection features in the platform’s Drive service, […]

Google launches Datashare to help manage financial services data

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. At the Google Cloud Financial Services Summit today, Google unveiled Datashare for financial services, a new product designed to help organize third-party data from market data publishers like exchanges and other providers, as well as data consumers — including investment banks, asset managers, and hedge […]

Stadia still alive and kicking insists Google

Despite recently losing a number of staff, Google and a couple of indie studios believe Stadia’s future is still bright. When Google announced it was giving up making its own games for Stadia, before it even managed to release one, many saw it as a sign that the service was already on its way out. […]

Google Cloud partners with OSIsoft to simplify industry cloud migration

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Google Cloud announced a partnership with industrial data platform OSIsoft to make it easier for enterprises to migrate industrial workloads to the cloud. “Ultimately, we want to enable customers to harness the power of the cloud without having to depart from […]

Terraria arrives on Google Stadia, despite developer ultimatum

After a period of uncertainty, Terraria is now available on Google Stadia. In early February, the co-creator of the 2D action adventure game called off development after he had been locked out of his Google accounts for what he said was no discernable reason. Today, Terraria comes to Stadia with the Journey’s End update, as […]

Creative Platform Styly Adds Support for Google Tilt Brush Models

Google has been dropping support left and right for its virtual reality (VR) initiatives but others in the industry are either helping pick up the slack or giving users alternative avenues to explore. Tilt Brush recently went open-source and now web-based creative platform STYLY has announced official support for 3D models built in the painting […]

AI Weekly: Facebook, Google, and the tension between profits and fairness

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. This week, we learned a lot more about the inner workings of AI fairness and ethics operations at Facebook and Google and how things have gone wrong. On Monday, a Google employee group wrote a letter asking Congress and state […]

Google: No tracking tools to replace third-party cookies in Chrome

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. (Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it said in a blog post on Wednesday, in a move […]