Drawings of faces from around the world often have a common feature: smiles. In the past year, people all around the world have drawn one billion doodles in Quick, Draw!, a web game where a neural network tries to recognize your drawings. Though each drawing is unique, when you step back and look at all of them, the differences fade away. Turns out, one billion drawings can remind us of how similar we are.
No one's crabby on Christmas Island. Well, maybe some of its residents … 🦀! This week #StreetView is joining more than 45 million endemic red crabs for their annual migration from forests to seas. Soon you’ll be able to see this crabtivating phenomenon for yourself on Street View.
Daydreaming, or intrigued by a squirrel? Either way, we can’t get enough of this face. #teampixel photographer @mylilchapter used portrait mode to capture his 3-month-old puppy in this adorable shot.
Designed by artist @ninachanel, a vibrant #teampixel playground has popped up at #29rooms in Los Angeles. Colorful as can be, the room celebrates what happens when we challenge the status quo. Head to @madebygoogle's story today for a behind-the-scenes look!
With eyes on the pies, today we visited Oklahoma City on our #GrowWithGoogle tour to connect job seekers, educators, students and local businesses with the digital skills they need to succeed. Along with workshops and coaching sessions, we spotlighted businesses like @piejunkieokc, a pie shop that's been making the community sweeter since 2010.
Perfect shot, perfect cookie. To show how AI can be pretty sweet, we mixed up our seasonal baking with two new ingredients, a local bakery in Pittsburgh and our Google AI technology. To demonstrate what a new experimental design technology could do, our research team came up with a real-world challenge: designing the best-possible chocolate chip cookies using a given set of ingredients. Two months and 59 test batches later, a new take on the classic chocolate chip was born: The Chocolate Chip and Cardamom Cookie. That’s one smart 🍪.
#teampixel photographer @jonhuynh1 shows us the dramatic beauty of Yosemite National Park in an epic shot of Half Dome. Kids, don’t try this at home. 😉
Often found riding around our Sunnyvale campus, meet Theo, short for Thelonius! This #Doogler loves meeting new people (and licking their faces!), playing with his stuffed 🐘 Eustace and eating *just* about anything.
Meet Olivia, a Staffing Services Associate at Google. Raised on the Oneida Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, Olivia now works at our Mountain View headquarters and is a member of the Google American Indian Network. Wearing earrings and a necklace made of wampum, a traditional bead made out of quahog shells native to the East Coast, she says, “Native Americans have remained resilient through a long history of forced relocation by our ability to creatively adapt our values and ways to changing environments. Oneida’s traditional homelands are in New York, and like quahog shells, we represent our cultural legacies wherever we go. I’m inspired by incorporating my culture into my daily life, from simply wearing wampum jewelry to working with the Google American Indian Network, to make an impact in Native communities across the country. Our heritage is a strong fire that has been kept alive and protected through each generation and I am so honored to celebrate it today.” #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth