Posts Tagged ‘GOOG’

The stockmarket is now run by computers, algorithms and passive managers

November 10, 2019

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“Jump to 2017, when Google unveiled AlphaZero, a computer that had been given the rules of chess and then taught itself how to play. It took four hours of training to be able to beat Stockfish, the best chess machine programmed with human tactics. Intriguingly, AlphaZero made what looked like blunders to human eyes. For example, in the middlegame it sacrificed a bishop for a strategic advantage that became clear only much later.

Quant funds can be divided into two groups: those like Stockfish, which use machines to mimic human strategies; and those like AlphaZero, which create strategies themselves. For 30 years
quantitative investing started with a hypothesis, says a quant investor. Investors would test it against historical data and make a judgment as to whether it would continue to be useful. Now the order has been reversed. “We start with the data and look for a hypothesis,” he says.”
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https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/10/05/the-stockmarket-is-now-run-by-computers-algorithms-and-passive-managers

Doing away with google voice? – Google Voice Help

November 10, 2019

https://support.google.com/voice/thread/4923703?msgid=4971993
QT:{{”
As to reclaiming Google Voice numbers, I realize that there may be some confusion as to what constitutes use. Officially, “use” means that you perform one of the following activities within a six-month period:

Make an outbound call using the Google Voice number
Send a SMS using the Google Voice number
Answer a live call using the Google Voice number
Update your voicemail greeting or otherwise change Google Voice settings “}}

Google Gmail tracks purchase history — how to delete it

May 17, 2019

https://myaccount.google.com/purchases?pli=1

Google Gmail tracks purchase history — how to delete it
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/google-gmail-tracks-purchase-history-how-to-delete-it.html

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/05/17/google-gmail-tracks-purchase-history-how-to-delete-it.html

The Friendship That Made Google Huge | The New Yorker

January 24, 2019

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/10/the-friendship-that-made-google-huge

The iPhone, the Pixel, and the tragic anxiety of having to choose

February 24, 2018

The iPhone, the Pixel, & the tragic anxiety of having to choose, by
@vladSavov https://www.theVerge.com/2018/2/20/17029324/iphone-x-pixel-2-xl-apple-google-choice-anxiety Mostly agreed with the comparison (better iOS interface v fantastic $GOOG camera) but feel gmail is definitely better on Android. My solution: carry both!

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“Android’s way of consolidating notifications from the same person or app is vastly superior to iOS’s massive bubble for every single message, Twitter like, or email. When I wake in the morning with the Pixel, I get a complete account of what I’ve missed just from my lock screen: a dozen unread emails, three Telegram chats,

When I want to actively use my phone, though, my hand tends to sneak toward the iPhone. Twitter, Slack, Telegram, and Speedtest each have meaningfully superior apps for iOS than Android….BBC iPlayer Radio consistently streams live content 30 seconds earlier on iOS, and Gmail for iOS fetches emails faster than Gmail on Android. And it looks better, dammit!”
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The complete list of ‘OK, Google’ commands

February 3, 2018

Some that l liked.

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Set an alarm for [specific time, or amount of time]. Ex.: “Set alarm for 10 a.m.” Or “Set alarm for 20 minutes from now.”
Set a timer for [X] minutes.
Note to self [contents of note].
Define [word].
Synonyms for [word].
Etymology of [word].
What sound does [animal] make?
What does the fox say?
How many calories are in [insert food item]?
Do a barrel roll.
Roll a die.
Flip a coin.
Translate [phrase or word] to [language]. Ex.: “Translate ‘where is the bathroom?’ to German.”
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NEW in ’18 – I think

OK Google, Tell Me a Joke
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. Easter egg.
Who are you? Easter egg.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/complete-list-of-ok-google-commands/

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome) – The New York Times

January 27, 2018

$GOOG Sells AI for Building #AI
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/01/17/technology/google-sells-ai.html QT: “Humans must label the data before the system can
learn…once images…labeled…[it] operates w/o human
involvement…It can build a model from scratch.” How can one preview this? Will it be integrated into gphotos?

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Initially, Google will open this service only to a small group of businesses.

But sometimes, there is no substitute for good old human labor. With Google’s new service, humans must label the data before the system can learn from it. …

Google says that once images are labeled, its new service operates without human involvement….Given more time, it
can build a model from scratch, specifically for the problem at hand.

If you are a zoologist who wants an algorithm that identifies jaguars and giraffes, said Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist inside the Google cloud group, all you have to do is supply the right images. “You upload jaguars and giraffes,” she said. “And you are done.”
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google released variant calling with deep learning

December 16, 2017

$GOOG Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Seq. https://Research.GoogleBlog.com/2017/12/deepvariant-highly-accurate-genomes.html + https://www.Wired.com/story/google-is-giving-away-ai-that-can-build-your-genome-sequence GATK creators now doing a tensor-flow version. Release sounded a bit like IBM unveiling Deep Blue decades ago: “Today, we announce…DeepVariant, a #DeepLearning tech…"

Steven Salzberg’s response to deep variant:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/12/11/no-googles-new-ai-cant-build-your-genome-sequence/#5953db7b5774

QT:{{"On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine learning technique that now dominates AI—to identify all the mutations that an individual inherits from their parents.1 Modeled loosely on the networks of neurons in the human brain, these massive mathematical models have learned how to do things like identify faces posted to your Facebook news feed, transcribe your inane requests to Siri, and even fight internet trolls. And now, engineers at Google Brain and Verily (Alphabet’s life sciences spin-off) have taught one to take raw sequencing data and line up the billions of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs that make you you.”
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Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence
https://www.wired.com/story/google-is-giving-away-ai-that-can-build-your-genome-sequence/

Eclipse google search trends

August 16, 2017

link to the eclipse google search trends article.

The path of…#Eclipse2017 is already altering real-world behavior, as evident from a $GOOG flu-trends-like analysis
https://www.WashingtonPost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/01/the-path-of-the-solar-eclipse-is-already-altering-real-world-behavior/

Analysis | The path of the solar eclipse is already altering real-world behavior The Washington Post · by Christopher Ingraham · August 1, 2017

Google’s Road Map to Global Domination

July 6, 2017

$GOOG’s Road Map to Global Domination
http://www.NYTimes.com/2013/12/15/magazine/googles-plan-for-global-domination-dont-ask-why-ask-where.html Old article but discussion on #opendata v closed maps still relevant

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“O’Reilly is more skeptical. “An open-hardware play broke the IBM monopoly, an open-software play broke the Microsoft monopoly, and eventually an open-data play will prevail,” O’Reilly admits, but he points out that those earlier cases were not instances of direct competition between rival companies. “It wasn’t a plug-compatible mainframe clone that dethroned IBM; it wasn’t a free operating system like Linux that dethroned Windows.” Rather, he says, “it was this toy, the personal computer, it was the global operating system that we call the Internet.”
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