Google Is Using Machine Learning Techniques To Better Recognize Breaking News, And Its AI Systems Now Take Minutes To Detect Breaking News

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Yesterday, Google wrote in a blog post that the company is using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning techniques to more quickly recognize breaking news around various crises such as natural disasters. According to Google’s VP of search Pandu Nayak, the AI systems of Google now take minutes to recognize breaking stories. In comparison, the detection time of its systems was up to 40 minutes only a few years ago. Nayak wrote in the post that the company has improved its system to automatically recognize breaking news around crisis moments and make sure that the company is returning the most authentic information available. Likely, quicker breaking news detection will become more critical as the 2020 United States Presidential Election day nears and natural disasters across the globe unfold. Wildfires can change course on a dime, and accurate and timely election information in the face of misleading information campaigns is probably the key to protect the integrity of the processes. Google’s Vice President of search also wrote that as news is developing, the freshest information published is not always the most authentic and accurate. The company’s improvements in recognizing crisis expand to Google’s work back in 2017 to enhance the quality …

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