Many users of Google Play is perceived primarily as a store of applications for the popular mobile operating system Android. However, there are other content. Moreover, in Google Play can be a new products category, sales of which in recent years have skyrocketed. Google also continues to improve the tools of machine learning.
Joyful message appeared on the Network for those users who listen to audiobooks. It seems that Google will start to sell audio books in your Google Play store. As reported by Andrew Lipták (Andrew Liptak) to published resource The Verge article with a link to 9to5Google, the company began to advertise audiobooks. The first audiobooks will be made at a discount of 50%.
To the hub to date have access, and there are no assumptions about when in Google Play will be sold audiobooks. But, it seems, the company lays the Foundation of his store of digital products in this popular category.
Even earlier, in the study of APK resource Android Police found signs of audiobooks on Google Play. The study was continued by APK online Android Soul. It concerned the latest updates to Google Play Books. In the end, was found to code for several new features, including for audiobooks.
Code points to the possibility of placing books in the store. The app will allow the user to navigate through the chapters using the Chapter headings. Moreover, the app will give users the opportunity to save on a variety of devices that place, which was completed read.
If a new category of digital goods will appear in Google Play, it will be an important step by the search giant Google. After exit Google on the market of audiobooks assumes that the company will compete with Amazon, now dominant in this market. There are a number of other retailers offering consumers the audiobooks. Indeed, the popularity of the new format of “reading” is growing. In recent years, the sale of audiobooks has increased significantly. And Google probably will be able to realize a portion of these sales through your store content for electronic devices that will also mean additional extension of the digital ecosystem the search giant.
Improving their ecosystem, Google also pays considerable attention to innovation. As reported Theodore Schleifer, (Theodore Schleifer) on the resource page recode.netthe head of the company Sundar Pichai (Sundar Pichai) stressed the importance for the human civilization of artificial intelligence, comparing it with the most outstanding achievements in the history of mankind, such as electricity and fire.
As previously reported by Blair Hanley Frank (Blair Hanley Frank) on the resource page venturebeat.comrecently Google announced in its blog cloud service Cloud AutoML Vision. It’s designed to simplify for businesses the task of creating a customized machine learning algorithms for image processing. The new system allows you to upload a selection of images in a cloud service of Google and to output a customized model.
The new service is based on research of Google regarding the “training” machine learning models with the goal of constructing models that perform certain tasks. Theoretically, companies can provide a selection of the images-samples and for for to automatically “train” a model that is optimized in accordance with the specifics of their data.
The use of Cloud AutoML in the future could become a concern not only images. It is expected that the new service could become a “bridge” between companies that need customized tools in machine learning, and the ability to pay for the work of those technical talents who are developing such tools.
Create a system, build their own models, Google hopes to make advanced machine learning systems more accessible to ordinary developers, which more not be required to provide a complete set of skills.
Machine learning systems, creating a customized model, especially in relation to visual content, are not something completely new. A feature of the new service is that models are created without human intervention.
System from Google is based on supervised learning that assumes the need to provide companies a set of labeled data to inform the Cloud AutoML how it looks, and thereby help her to create a model. This means that human intervention will be necessary in order to label the unlabeled data, but the company can also provide private labeled data.
At the time of review system Cloud AutoML Vision worked only in a closed alpha testing. Google will work with each company that wishes to participate in the testing of the new service to determine that the new system is suitable for her. The search giant is already testing its new service with clients such as Disney and Urban Outfitters. And as noted, the results are positive.
The new system extends the list of available services of machine learning from Google. And he will be able to help using machine learning, companies can improve their content. If the service proves successful, it will be a significant advantage for Google in this important segment, as a cloud-based software tools. Because potential customers are already considering the possibility of applying machine learning.