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Data always plays a critical role in the ability to research, study, and combat public health emergencies, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of a global crisis. Access to data sets—and tools that can analyze that data at cloud scale—are increasingly essential to the research process, and are particularly necessary in …

For 21 years, Google’s mission has been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Helping people get the right information to stay healthy is more important than ever in the face of a global pandemic like COVID-19. Since my last update, we’ve accelerated our work to help people stay safe, informed …

The Google Cloud documentation team has been hard at work to provide you with a better documentation experience. These changes help us create a more consistent experience across the developer documentation site, and they lay the groundwork for future improvements. We started this work in 2019 and are rolling out more updates in 2020. Here’s …

Many applications require credentials to connect to a database, API keys to invoke a service, or certificates for authentication. Managing and securing access to these secrets is often complicated by secret sprawl, poor visibility, or lack of integrations. Secret Manager is a new Google Cloud service that provides a secure and convenient method for storing API …

On the Google for Education team, we think a lot about how to make sure the technology we’re delivering and schools are using is sustainable. Devices shouldn’t have to be constantly refreshed or replaced after just a couple of years in the classroom. They should be used year after year and consistent updates should continue to …

In classrooms around the world, educators rely on Chromebooks to keep their students’ data secure. Students like them because they are fast, easy to use and built for collaboration. And because documents are all stored in the cloud, students can share devices and access their work from anywhere. Most importantly, Chromebook apps and features help …

Google recently revealed a quantum computer which they claim can solve in minutes what a problem a present-day supercomputer would need thousands of years to solve. They published their findings in a Nature article, Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor. With this breakthrough, Google claims to have attained quantum supremacy. Prior to this, a draft …

Smartphones, laptops and other computing devices have changed the world and has become a part of our everyday lives. This year’s Made by Google products are designed to help you in your day-to-day tasks seamlessly and a core aspect of these new products is the concept of ambient technology, privacy, and sustainability. Google’s launched the …

The vagaries of autocomplete are well-known, but this work by the always inventive London-based, Turkish-born visual artist Memo Akten might be the first poem co-composed with Google Search. To make Keeper of Our Collective Consciousness: I Need to Understand Myself (2014), Akten summoned Google Autocomplete suggestions by typing phrases such as ‘I want’, ‘I need’ and ‘I feel’ into the …

Now on its fourth year, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). This follows from the adoption of a UNESCO resolution (38 C/70). According to their concept note, through this celebration, UNESCO aims to: “Enhance information for development as a necessary complementary …