Monday, September 21, 2020
Show HN: Google Big Transfer Model in (Poké-)Production Using Jina

Show HN: Google Big Transfer Model in (Poké-)Production Using Jina

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In this example, we use BiT (Big Transfer): the latest pretrained computer-vision model by Google, to build an end-to-end neural image search system. Thanks to Jina, you can see how easy it is to put an academic result released few days ago into the production (spoiler alert, this project takes me 2 hours only). You…
Google getting ready to add end-to-end encryption for RCS

Google getting ready to add end-to-end encryption for RCS

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The Australian Government wants the ability to read everything about us, including your text messages and even wants companies to put back doors to encryption in their software so they can access it (mostly because they are stupid and don’t understand how encryption works). Until the Government figure out that this is the wrong way…
Google is now applying its coronavirus misinformation policies to personal files

Google is now applying its coronavirus misinformation policies to personal files

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Ever since Big Tech platforms started cracking down on what they deem to be coronavirus misinformation, the media has been willfully flagging alleged violations to social media companies and getting content taken down.And now the file storage and sharing service Google Drive has started to take down users’ files in response to media complaints about…
Amazon, Microsoft, Google provide services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance

Amazon, Microsoft, Google provide services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance

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Picture of Hikvision cameras in an electronic mall in Beijing on May 24, 2019.Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty ImagesA new report claims that Amazon, Microsoft and Google are among a number of American firms that are providing various web services to Chinese surveillance firms accused of human rights abuses and which are now on a U.S.…
The Tragedy of Google Books: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

The Tragedy of Google Books: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

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You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to grow larger than the holdings at the Library of Congress, Harvard, the University of Michigan, at any of the great national…
Google Maps gets new wheelchair accessible places features

Google Maps gets new wheelchair accessible places features

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Image Source : GOOGLE MAPS/YOUTUBE Google Maps new feature available for Android, iOS Google has announced that people can now turn on an "Accessible Places" feature to have wheelchair accessibility information more prominently displayed in Google Maps. When ‘Accessible Places' is switched on, a wheelchair icon would indicate an accessible entrance, and people would be…