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Google’s updated Voice Access leverages AI to detect in-app icons

How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now Google today launched an updated version of Voice Access, its service that enables users to control Android devices using voice commands. It leverages a machine learning model to automatically detect icons on […]

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Google’s Project Guideline uses AI to help low-vision users navigate running courses

When it comes to customer expectations, the pandemic has changed everything Learn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world. December 12, 2020 Register here In collaboration with nonprofit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Google today piloted an AI system called Project Guideline, designed to help blind and […]

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Google’s own employees were confused by its privacy controls, lawsuit docs show

Google’s privacy options have always been notorious for being unnecessarily complicated — so much so that even its own employees find it confusing and misleading. Newly unsealed documents (via Arizona Mirror) from Google’s consumer fraud lawsuit in Arizona reveal several internal emails where some of the company’s employees admit that their location controls can use […]

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Apple’s watchOS 7 may beat Google’s latest Wear OS, but both need help

Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Smartwatches have become a huge business over the past several years, evolving past the “why do people need these” phase into trusted health monitors and secondary communication devices for millions of people. Apple currently dominates the global market with watchOS-powered Apple Watches, but Google’s Wear […]

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Google’s AI tool lets users trigger mobile app actions with natural language instructions

VB Transform The AI event for business leaders Hosted Online July 14 – 17 Register Today Google is investigating ways AI might be used to ground natural language instructions to smartphone app actions. In a study accepted to the 2020 Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) conference, researchers at the company propose corpora to train models […]