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Google Releasing Air Quality Data for Scientists

While the full data set is not available to the public, scientists have been asked to request access through a form

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As part of a larger effort to track pollution, Google is releasing air quality data for scientists that it collected from California’s Bay Area and Central Valley with its Street View cars under Project Air View.

The data was captured over the last three years and includes measurements that were taken after wildfires in the Wine Country region and from the agricultural areas of the Central Valley, Engadget reported on Wednesday.

Google first began equipping its Street View cars with air pollution sensors in Oakland in 2012 after a proposal by the Environmental Defence Fund.

The company already has similar projects underway in Houston, Salt Lake City, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and London.

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Delhi air quality continues to be ‘very poor’. VOA

By the end of 2019, the search engine giant plans to expand Project Air View to other continents including Asia, Africa and South America.

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In addition, the company is also planning to equip 50 more Street View cars with air quality sensors by the end of the year, the report added.

While the full data set is not available to the public, scientists have been asked to request access through a form. (IANS)

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Google Quietly Removes its AI-Powered Camera Product ‘Google Clips’

Though Google provided a few updates to improve the overall performance of the camera, it failed to impress the potential users

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Google has retired its AI-powered camera product 'Google Clips', because the actual product listing has been removed from the companys online store. Pixabay

The US based search engine giant Google has quietly retired its AI-powered camera product ‘Google Clips’, because the actual product listing has been removed from the companys online store.

Google Clips was launched in 2017 for $249. It features a 12-megapixel sensor, 130-degree field-of-view lens and 8GB of internal memory.

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Google decides to discontinue the product because it was not able to create its special place in the market due to its high price. Pixabay

AI-powered Google Clips is a small camera designed to leverage modern technology in order to automatically capture and preserve life’s most memorable moments, 9TO5Google reported.

According to reports, Google is discontinuing the product because it was not able to create its special place in the market due to its high price. Beyond that, many users found that the camera did not function quite as well as they had hoped it would.

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Though, the US based search engine giant provided a few updates to improve the overall performance of the camera, it failed to impress the potential users. (IANS)