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Google hides the ambitious future projects in its secret lab


Google has a secret laboratory that even many employees do not know about, where the new projects are being developed, and their description sounds like a sci-fi movie. The New York Times tells about this in its article.

The laboratory was located somewhere in the area of San Francisco Bay, where the brightest Google’s engineers are working on dozens of the projects. This is the place where your refrigerator could be connected to the Internet, and it will order the food, when it ends. Your plate could message in a social network what you eat, and your PA robot could go to the office while you are in your pajamas at home.

The unnamed Google’s engineer said that the laboratory operates secretly in two different office buildings: one is for logistics, and the other is for the robot projects.

Among the scientists that are working in laboratory are the employees of Microsoft, Nokia, Stanford, MIT, Carnegie-Mellon and New York University. As it is reported that Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder is deeply involved in the project, and he made a list of ideas for the laboratory together with the co-founder Larry Page.

Sebastian Tran from Stanford is the head expert of laboratory in the robotics and artificial intelligence that is known for his work on the first autonomous vehicle in the world. Andrew Ng, the professor at Stanford is well-known expert in the artificial intelligence, as well is working in the laboratory.

Google did not confirm the existence of the lab, but it noted that Google likes to invest in the risky projects. The well-known code 20% allows Google’s engineers to spend one fifth of their working time on the personal projects. This is one of the examples, but a secret laboratory has been developing this idea further, and it raises a question, which one of these technologies will become a valuable product. According to the information sources one product will be released later this year.

via Mashable
xially 15 november 2011, 16:02
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