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Google's Magenta project has composed its first piece of music

Google Brain researcher Douglas Eck unveiled a new project a couple of weeks ago at Moogfest, an art, music and technology festival that took place in Durham, North Carolina. Dubbed Magenta, the project uses the artificial intelligence engine TensorFlow to…

Google built its own processor to power machine learning

Machine learning is an integral part of Google’s strategy, powering many of the company’s top applications. It’s so important, in fact, that the search giant has been working behind closed doors for years developing its own custom solution to power…

'Chirp' is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo

Google is working on a hardware product to rival Amazon’s Echo personal voice assistant. The device, codenamed Chirp, will resemble the company’s OnHub wireless router according to a new report from Re/code.

Tidbits about bots: the next evolution of apps

The software world is all atwitter about the latest technology to head their way: bots. Touted by some as the next evolution of apps and others as the critical first step in enabling realistic human-to-machine interactions, bots have become the…