A game simulation at Google's Deep Mind defeated expert humans at Go last month in a breakthrough for AI. Go is considered one of the great unsolved problems in AI.
The launch of Google's AMP project looms this month and not everyone is excited. The project describes Accelerated Mobile Pages as "an initiative to improve the mobile web and enhance the distribution ecosystem." Aram Zucker-Scharff, lead developer for PressForward, says "If Google sees itself as a custodian of the open web then, up to this point, it has proven to be a rather poor one."
The long, painful death of Adobe's Flash continues, with Google announcing the company's display network will soon stop running Flash ads. In an official post the company said "to enhance the browsing experience for more people on more devices, the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are now going 100% HTML5."
J2ObjC is an open source tool created by Google to translate Java code into corrresponding Objective-C code that can be run on iOS. The idea is to reuse Java business code between Android, web and iOS. For the web the translation is done with GWT. This tool does not deal with UI code which needs to be written separately for each platform.
In a recent Microsoft Azure blog post, the company announced a price cut due in early February. This announcement follows an Amazon announcement on January 5th, 2016 which saw price cuts to Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 C4, M4 and R3 virtual machine instances.
Google has organized this week the Ubiquity Dev Summit 2016 with sessions on their IoT technologies - Brillo, Weave, Beacons – and other technologies for wearable, TVs and Auto.
Hacker News has reported on an Android source code commit that suggests that Google’s mobile operating system is switching the implementation of their Java libraries from the original Harmony-based one to OpenJDK. The move has been confirmed by Google to VentureBeat.
Earlier this month, Google announced an Alpha Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering. The service aims to provide static content closer to end users by caching content in Google’s globally distributed edge caches.
Angular Material 1.0 has been released.
On October 7, 2015 Google announced its App Engine security service, Google Cloud Security Scanner, has reached general availability. This past February, Google launched a beta version of this service.
At the recent Google Cloud Platform Next experience event in Paris, Google announced a beta data visualization service called Cloud Datalab. Cloud Datalab allows developers to explore and analyze their data through an interactive web-browser experience.
TensorFlow is a machine learning library created by the Brain Team researchers at Google and now open sourced under the Apache License 2.0. TensorFlow is detailed in the whitepaper TensorFlow: Large-Scale Machine Learning on Heterogeneous Distributed Systems. The source code can be found on Google Git.
Google recently announced they are adding features to its cloud platform that will enable integration between its cloud-based log service and its cloud monitoring service. The intent of providing these capabilities is to allow customers to efficiently move between the Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring services when discovering the health of their own services.
Google has open sourced the specification for a restricted HTML that is meant to improve the mobile experience on the web.