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How we build with and for people with disabilities

Editor’s note: Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. We’re also sharing how we’re making education more accessible and launching a new Android accessibility feature.Over the past nine years, my job has focused on building accessible products and...

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Understanding the world through language

While language is a remarkably powerful and versatile tool for understanding the world around us, we also know it comes with its limitations and challenges. In 2018, we published our AI Principles as guidelines to help us avoid bias, test rigorously for safety,...

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Google Translate learns 24 new languages

For years, Google Translate has helped break down language barriers and connect communities all over the world. And we want to make this possible for even more people — especially those whose languages aren’t represented in most technology. So today we’ve added...

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Google I/O 2022: Advancing knowledge and computing

We're continually working to advance our conversational capabilities. Conversation and natural language processing are powerful ways to make computers more accessible to everyone. And large language models are key to this.Last year, we introduced LaMDA, our...

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Improving skin tone representation across Google

Using the Monk Skin Tone Scale to improve Google productsUpdating our approach to skin tone can help us better understand representation in imagery, as well as evaluate whether a product or feature works well across a range of skin tones. This is especially...

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Investing in Eastern Europe’s AI future

It was an honor and a privilege to attend a special event in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, today to launch INSAIT, the Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology. INSAIT is a new AI and computer science research institute that will...

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How AI and imagery build a self-updating map

So what’s next? Our algorithms analyze the business hours of other nearby lemonade shops, information from Liam’s website, and Street View images of Liam’s storefront that look specifically for business hour signs to determine the most accurate business hour...

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The Check Up: our latest health AI developments

Smartphone cameras’ potential to protect cardiovascular health and preserve eyesightOne of our earliest Health AI projects, ARDA, aims to help address screenings for diabetic retinopathy — a complication of diabetes that, if undiagnosed and untreated, can cause...

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