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Google founder Sergey Brin promises to protect humanity from AI

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has used his annual founder’s letter to raise the issue of ethics in AI. Brin’s note to investors says “The new spring in artificial intelligence is the most significant development in computing in my lifetime”. He then gushed a bit about the stuff AI can do, declaring “we are truly in a …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Apr 2018
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Sergey Brin building humanitarian blimp for lifesaving leisure

In a few years, Alphabet president and Google cofounder Sergey Brin is expected to have an airship at his disposal for humanitarian missions and ferrying friends, not necessarily in that order. The tech billionaire's blimp, according to The Guardian, is currently under construction at the National Aeronautics and Space …
Thomas Claburn, 27 May 2017

NAKED CELEBRITY PICS LAW BOMB dropped on ad giant Google

A Los Angeles attorney is threatening to sue Google's top execs, after accusing them of failing to remove stolen naked photos of female celebrities from its search results. But Mountain View has insisted it tore down "tens of thousands of pictures within hours." Lawyer Martin Singer, writing in a letter to Google cofounders …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Oct 2014

Google warns Glass wearers: Quit being 'CREEPY GLASSHOLES'

Google has updated its information website for its Glass Explorer programme to include a list of "dos and don'ts" for its head-mounted computers, including one rather unexpected admonition. "[Don't] be creepy or rude," the last item on the list cautions, "(aka, a 'Glasshole')." It's a surprising turn of phrase, coming from …
Neil McAllister, 18 Feb 2014
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Google cleared to land in private terminal at Silicon Valley airport

Mineta San José International Airport has announced a deal to build a private terminal catering to Silicon Valley executives. Airport officials on Friday revealed a deal for a 50-year lease with private jet specialist Signature Flight Support to build a terminal catering to private jets and corporate aircraft. Among the first …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Jan 2014

SECRET Google store touts pricey accessories to Glasshole shopaholics

Continuing its renewed push for its Glass camera-goggles, Google has quietly launched an online store to sell accessories for the wearable computers. The site was first spotted by Marketing Land on Wednesday after links were shared on a private forum for members of Google's Glass Explorer beta program. The store itself is …
Neil McAllister, 31 Oct 2013
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Google's new Glass: Now with audio connection INSIDE the SKULL

Pics Google has posted two images of the next generation of its much-mocked Glass wearable tech, revealing for the first time the direction it plans to go for future versions of the product. Photo of Google Glass version 2 Meet the new Glass ... mostly very similar to the old Glass The photos appeared on the Glass team's Google …
Neil McAllister, 31 Oct 2013
Opening spread of a Google Glass photo shoot from the September 2013 issue of <i>Vogue</i>

Google Glass is high fashion in September Vogue magazine

Let's face it: Google Glass has an image problem. Even people who like the idea are forced to admit that wearing Sergey Brin's high-tech specs in public makes you look like a dork. But there may yet be an antidote to that. Opening spread of a Google Glass photo shoot from the September 2013 issue of Vogue See? Those Google …
Neil McAllister, 16 Aug 2013

Sergey Brin's 'test-tube burger' cooked, eaten, declared meat-like

The first burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory was publicly cooked and eaten in London on Monday, and test subjects have pronounced the result "close to meat." The burger was the brainchild of Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who constructed the artificial patty from 3,000 strips …

Google Glassholes to be BANNED from UK roads

UK regulators are reportedly moving forward with a plan to ensure that Google Glass users don't wear their headsets while driving, well before the controversial eyewear even reaches Blighty's shores. The gadget magazine Stuff reports that the Chocolate Factory's high-tech specs have not gone unnoticed by the UK Department for …
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 2013

Google Glass to carry 'Made in USA' label

You had to be a US resident to sign up for the Google Glass Explorer competition, and now it looks as though it could be quite a while before Google's sci-fi headgear is spotted outside US soil, because the headsets will reportedly be American-made, too. According to a report in the Financial Times, the Chocolate Factory is …
Neil McAllister, 27 Mar 2013

West Virginia seeks Google Glass driving ban

The next time Sergey Brin visits West Virginia, he'd better think twice before getting behind the wheel. Lawmakers in that state have proposed a new law banning the use of Google Glass and similar headsets while driving. "The problem with [Glass] – and this might not be the right term – is that it's an open architecture," …
Neil McAllister, 25 Mar 2013
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Sergey Brin emasculated after HORROR smartphone disaster

Seething mass of testosterone and Google co-founder Sergey Brin has stated that smartphones are emasculating. Speaking at the Technology, Education and Design TED conference series on the subject of Google Glasses and the future of Google, Brin let drop that he finds the fastest growing technology of the past decade to be " …
Anna Leach, 1 Mar 2013
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Google's Brin: Elected officials should quit political parties

As Americans head to the polls in the 2012 national election, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has called on the winners of political races to renounce their parties and govern as independents. "I must confess, I am dreading today's elections," Brin wrote in a post to his Google+ page. "Not because of who might win or lose . . . …

Google wingmen rain Project Glass on San Francisco

Google I/O Google's Sergey Brin has confirmed that the first units of Project Glass, his pet project of wearable computing systems previewed earlier this year, will be available to US customers early in 2013. The glasses have a screen above the right eye, with a CPU, wireless radios, memory and a camera with a touchpad and control button …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jun 2012
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Google co-founders face FTC antitrust grilling

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be quizzed by antitrust investigators at the US Federal Trade Commission, according to well-placed moles. The web giant's CEO Page and special projects honcho Brin will be questioned in relation to the FTC's inquiry of the company's business practices, anonymous sources told …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jun 2012
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Sergey Brin REALLY ADMIRES Apple, Facebook

Open is a word so overused and abused that it is now impossible not to switch off when yet another tech titan or politico comes along with their very own interpretation of what the term should actually mean. But it's also a word that Google seems unable to resist repeating. Sergey Brin, co-founder of the Chocolate Factory, …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Apr 2012

Sergey Brin creates spectacle with Project Glass prototypes

Sergey Brin has been showing off Google's prototype Project Glass augmented-reality spectacles at a charity event in San Francisco. On Thursday evening Brin attended a "Dining in the Dark" event for the nonprofit Foundation Fighting Blindness, and used the opportunity to show off the glasses that Google started publicizing …
Iain Thomson, 6 Apr 2012

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