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Fitbit Will Start Talking to You Thanks to Google’s New AI

Photo: Bloomberg / Contributor (Getty Images)Google announced it’s building a new large language model that will give health and fitness tips on Tuesday, part of a broader push across the company to develop AI health algorithms and robot doctor tools.Generating Video Via Text? | Future TechFitbit (a subsidiary of Google) is partnering with Google Research on the project, which the company calls “Personal Health Large Language Model.” In a press release, Google said it’s fine-tuning the algorithm to give personalized

GM hires ex-Tesla, Google exec to lead manufacturing

General Motors Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations Gerald Johnson (middle) watches as engineers and technicians set-up and test the machines that will be used to manufacture Level 1 face masks at a plant in Warren, Michigan.Photo by John F. Martin for General MotorsDETROIT – General Motors' long-time head of manufacturing is retiring, and the company has hired a former Tesla and Google executive to fill his shoes.The Detroit automaker said on Tuesday that Gerald Johnson, executive vice…

Apple Can’t Build AI, So It’s Reportedly Asking Google Gemini to Power Siri

Apple is in talks to build Google Gemini into the iPhone’s next operating system, powering Siri and other AI-enabled features, according to reports from Bloomberg on Monday. The iPhone maker reportedly held discussions with multiple AI companies about powering iOS 18 with a competitor’s technology, including OpenAI.Google’s Antitrust Case Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to AIApple has largely been absent from the AI conversation in 2023, leading to great speculation that the iPhone giant may be falling behind Google…

Google Says It’s Purging All the AI Trash Littering Its Search Results

Google says it will begin cracking down on AI-generated content created solely for the purpose of gaming its systems and ranking high in Google Search—a change that could potentially have a ripple effect on the quality of what we see online.Google’s Antitrust Case Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to AIThe God of Search made the announcement in a blog post on Tuesday. According to Google, this change involves algorithmic enhancements to its core ranking systems and is more complex than its usual updates. The changes…

Google Co-Founder Unfazed by Question About ‘Woke’ AI From Attendee in Naked Woman Shirt

The internet is in an uproar after a question and answer session featuring Google co-founder Sergey Brin over the weekend, where an attendee in a mostly male audience wore a shirt depicting a naked woman’s body.No Google AI Search, I Don’t Need to Learn About the “Benefits of Slavery” Brin has been an elusive figure since his retirement in 2019, but the tech pioneer is on the job at Google to aid in the company’s AI projects. Over the weekend, Brin made a rare appearance at an AI hackathon in San Francisco, where he spoke…

How To Organize Your Travels With This Google Maps Trick

If you haven’t spent a lot of time inside Google Maps—besides getting from A to B and finding the nearest restaurant or bar—then you might not know about all the various features stuffed into the app since it first launched in 2005.No Google AI Search, I Don’t Need to Learn About the “Benefits of Slavery” One of those features is lists: They’re not hugely prominent inside the app, but they let you gather together curated lists of places on the map, giving you a way to plan our a road trip, shortlist a selection of…

March Madness Bracket Day 3

Graphic: GizmodoWelcome to day 3 of Gizmodo’s March Madness bracket challenge to name the greatest app of all time! WhatsApp barely beat out Dark Sky in our second round of the tournament, garnering 53 percent of the overall vote. RIP Dark Sky. And today we have an epic grudge match between Google Maps and Yelp. Do Not Steal Our Robot Dog!If you’re just tuning in, you can read all about our selection criteria for this historic contest right here. And always, if you think we missed your personal favorite app of all time,

Sundar Pichai-led Google faces ‘Clear and Present Danger’ of falling short in AI

The only thing that matters to CEO Sundar Pichai-led Alphabet Inc. investors is whether it can get artificial intelligence right. That was the message delivered this week as the company's shares tumbled following news that Google's flagship AI product was misfiring. The selloff erased $80 billion in market value in a single day, underscoring the importance investors now place on all things AI.For a firm with the world's biggest digital advertising business — its operations generated more than $100 billion in cash last…

google play store: Google could enforce action against 10 developers in India for not paying service fee

Google on Friday said that it is going to begin enforcing its App Store billing policies, which would mean that non-compliant apps could be delisted from the Play Store. The search giant said that it has over 200,000 Indian developers using Google Play who adhere to their policies and that 10 companies have chosen not to pay for the services. Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIndian School of BusinessISB Professional Certificate in Product ManagementVisitIndian School of…

Waymo approved to expand robotaxi service in Los Angeles, SF peninsula

Passengers ride in an electric Waymo full self-driving technology in Santa MonicaAllen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times | Getty ImagesAlphabet's Waymo robotaxi unit won approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to expand service to parts of Los Angeles and the Bay Area, according to a notice posted to the regulator's website on Friday."Waymo may begin fared driverless passenger service operations in the specified areas of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Peninsula, effective today," the release said.In…