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Google Turns to Deep Learning Classification to Fight Web Spam

In the past few years, Google has been busy building what has become known as the Google Brain team, which started out by having its deep learning approach watching videos until it learned to recognize cats. Google has been hiring a number of people to add to the abilities of their deep learning team, including a pricy acqui-hire in the UK earlier this year, as described in More on DeepMind: AI Startup to Work Directly With Google’s Search Team Web Spam Classification Patent This patent describes methods that include: Receiving an input comprising a plurality of features of a resource, wherein each feature is a value of a respective attribute of the resource Processing each of the features using a respective embedding function to generate …

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Google Turns to Deep Learning Classification to Fight Web Spam

Google Updates its Terms of Service to Explicitly Say it’s Analyzing Your Emails for Tailored Ads

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect its email scanning practices that are carried out to provide users with customized search results and tailored advertising, as Reuters first spotted. In the latest version of its terms of service, Google adds a paragraph explaining that email scanning is done automatically when the content is being delivered and when it finally sits within its servers: Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored. A Google spokesperson tells TNW that the rationale behind the update is to make it clearer for users:

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