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Senior AI Programmer at People Can Fly - Warszawa, Poland

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People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs. Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework. Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.


Can YOU guess what they are? AI reimagines popular brand logos in the style of famous artists

Daily Mail - Science & tech

From Apple to Coca-Cola, many of the world's biggest brands have logos that are instantly recognised by people around the world. But what if these logos had been designed by famous artists? Tech company Gnatta has used artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine a number of logos in the styles of artists such as Banksy, Picasso and Monet. The system pieces together a completely new logo based on the artist's previous creations - can you guess what famous logos they are? Using AI communication tech company Gnatta has reimagined a number of company's logos from Nike to Toblerone in the styles of artists such as Banksy, Picasso and Monet - can you guess what brands these are based on?


Robot Talk Episode 34 – Interview with Sabine Hauert

Robohub

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.


Russian shelling leaves 10 Ukrainian civilians dead, 20 injured, Zelenskyy says

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A new barrage of Russian shelling killed at least 10 Ukrainian civilians and wounded 20 others in a day, the office of Ukraine's president said Friday as the country worked to recover from an earlier wave of Russian missile strikes and drone attacks. Regional officials said towns and villages in the east and in the south that are within reach of the Russian artillery suffered most. Six people died in the Donetsk region, two in Kherson, and two in the Kharkiv region.


'Deadliest And Most Advanced': Ukraine Destroys 3 Russian Choppers In 30 Minutes

International Business Times

The Ukrainian Air Force announced that the military has shot down three of Russia's "deadliest and most advanced" helicopters in 30 minutes. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian Ka-52 attack helicopters, also known as the "Alligator," were performing missions Tuesday in the vicinity of Yevhenivka in Donetsk Oblast, on the 11th-month anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, when the incident took place. The Ukrainian Air Force said on Twitter the Ka-52s were destroyed by Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles. Kyiv also shot down a Russian Su-25 twin-engine fighter aircraft in the vicinity of Bakhmut, the Defense Post reported. The Ka-52, the $13-million single-seat helicopter, is an all-weather attack chopper.


All questions answered: how CLAIRE shapes the future of AI in Europe

AIHub

On 18 January, the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE) All Questions Answered (AQuA) series continued, with a one hour session focussing on CLAIRE itself. A panel, comprising members of the CLAIRE leadership team, were available to field questions about plans and events for 2023, the various CLAIRE Networks, and CLAIRE's Strategic Agenda for AI for Research and Innovation in Europe (SAFARI).


Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees

Robohub

Ecologists are increasingly using traces of genetic material left behind by living organisms left behind in the environment, called environmental DNA (eDNA), to catalogue and monitor biodiversity. Based on these DNA traces, researchers can determine which species are present in a certain area. Obtaining samples from water or soil is easy, but other habitats – such as the forest canopy – are difficult for researchers to access. As a result, many species remain untracked in poorly explored areas. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, and the company SPYGEN have partnered to develop a special drone that can autonomously collect samples on tree branches.


Japan tightens Russia sanctions, expands export ban list

Al Jazeera

Japan has tightened its sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision on Friday comes after Russia launched missile attacks across Ukraine on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, following a pledge by Germany and the United States to supply tanks that could help Kyiv counter a new Russian offensive. "In light of the situation surrounding Ukraine and to contribute to international efforts to secure peace, Japan will implement export bans in line with other major nations," Japan's Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry said in a press release. Among the new sanctions, Japan will prohibit shipments of items to 49 organisations in Russia from February 3 that could be used to enhance Moscow's military capability. Those will include products ranging from water cannons, gas exploration equipment and semiconductor equipment to vaccines, X-ray inspection equipment, explosives and robots, the ministry said.


Then call them 'robots' • TechCrunch

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Before they were robots, they were "androids" or "automatons." The word "robot" is commonly accepted as having arrived in English through -- of all places -- a Czech play. "R.U.R." made its public debut in Prague 102 years ago, yesterday. It would arrive in the States a year and a half later, with Spencer Tracy making his nonspeaking Broadway debut as one of Rossum's titular Universal Robots. The playwright Karel Čapek humbly noted the following decade that he couldn't take full credit for the word's origin.


Call for regulation to stop AI 'eliminating the whole human race'

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Experts have called for global regulation to prevent out-of-control artificial intelligence systems that could end up "eliminating the whole human race". Researchers from Oxford University told MPs on the science and technology committee that just as humans wiped out the dodo, AI machines could eventually pose an "existential threat" to humanity. The committee "heard how advanced AI could take control of its own programming", said The Telegraph. "With superhuman AI there is a particular risk that is of a different sort of class, which is, well, it could kill everyone," said doctoral student Michael Cohen. If it is smarter than humans "across every domain" it could "presumably avoid sending any red flags while we still could pull the plug".