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Google In Real Life
I thought I would try and recreate Google’s autocomplete feature in the real world using the public. I wanted to see if people are really as similar and predictive as google’s search results would have us believe. - +Gary Turk

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Puh, daran habe ich lange gebastelt. Über Feedback würde ich mich freuen, insbesondere über das von Brillenträgern. Stimmt das so ungefähr mit Eurem Seheindruck ohne Brille überein? http://www.brillen-sehhilfen.de/dioptrien-simulator/

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An inside look at the Google Brain team

For the past few months, we've had NY Times Magazine reporter +Gideon Lewis-Kraus visit the Google Brain team several times and hang out with us for a few days at a time, with an eye towards writing an article about how our research team operates and what we're working on. We gave him pretty open access to our building, the people in the team, many of our meetings, etc., and over the course of several visits, he decided to focus his story on the origins of the Brain team, and on our in-progress collaboration with the Google Translate team to replace the old phrase-based translation system with a neural machine translation system (essentially part of the article is a behind-the-scenes look at how the scientific work in https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.08144 and https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.04558 came about).

This long article is the result of his visits and synthesis of what he learned. Gideon, I think the article turned out really well!




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11 years ago my brother (now 34) was in an accident and broke his neck. He is now a vent-dependent quadriplegic (think Christopher Reeves).

Over Thanksgiving I had the chance to let him use my new #Daydream, Google's VR device. I showed him some 360° pictures and Cardboard Camera videos that I took during a recent trip to Italy. He was able to "experience" the Last Supper, Piazza del Dumo, Cinque Terre, and a few other places. He was pretty amazed.

Then I had him play PolyRunner VR. When I played it, I thought that it was a fun game and wasted a few minutes playing it. His response was much different:

"This is awesome!"
"This is the best Thanksgiving ever!"

and finally:

"I haven't been able to play a real video game in eleven years!"

Technology helps to make his life manageable. I'm really glad to work for company that makes products like Daydream that can make all of our lives better. Even if it is as simple as letting someone play a video game. I'm looking forward to see what else the Daydream team can do to further this kind of experience for those with disabilities.
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Today's must read - "The Scientists who Make Apps Addictive" from 1843 Magazine

When your industry calls the most profitable users "Whales" you know there's a problem. I keep a copy of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion[1] around just to inoculate myself from these black arts.

[1] https://amzn.com/006124189X

Original Post: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/todays-must-read---the-scientists-who-make-apps-addictive

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What are your tricks for evaluating the credibility of a website, and of the information it's presenting?

http://searchresearch1.blogspot.ch/2016/10/searchresearch-challenge-101116-who.html

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I published a 30 minutes read on the redesign of Chrome desktop core UI -> https://goo.gl/8dmJSs

Talking process, technical details, public and internal reaction as well as lesson learned.

Hopefully a good closing commentary on a two years long project, also marking the end of my 5 years long involvement in the design of the Chrome browser.

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