Video game lovers now have their own fully-fledged network again with the arrival of the Video Game Entertainment & News Network (VENN). The VENN began broadcasting live Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m. ET on its on website VENN.tv, as well as on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. The network has a full slate of programs including daily variety show VENN Arcade Live, the afternoon interactive show Guest House, and The Download, a daily gaming, pop culture and tech news show including host Erin Ashley Simon, esports commentator Matt Morello, and actor and musician Jimmy Wong ("Mulan"). VENN covers "the intersection of culture, entertainment, esports and gaming," Simon said in a promotional video posted on Twitter. But the network also shows that gamers "come in so many different shapes and forms we have so many different passions. And more importantly we are able to be ourselves. VENN is about uplifting and empowering content creators and gamers and talent and allowing us to be us."
A new device lets users control images on a screen with just a flick of the tongue. Designed as a master thesis, [In] Brace is a mouth piece fitted with sensors that detect the location of a small sphere the wearer moves with their tongue. The device is constructed from a customized plastic retainer that is connected to a Wi-Fi transmitter, which is placed around the ear. The creator of [In] Brace sees it as a way to help those with disabilities interact with technology or doing complex tasks where hands are occupied with other devices. The technology was designed and developed by Dorothee Clasen for her thesis in Human-Computer Interaction design and research, Gizmodo reports.
What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.
The graph represents a network of 4,223 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "#VR", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 at 18:36 UTC. The requested start date was Tuesday, 07 July 2020 at 00:01 UTC and the maximum number of days (going backward) was 14. The maximum number of tweets collected was 5,000. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 1-day, 19-hour, 33-minute period from Sunday, 05 July 2020 at 04:27 UTC to Tuesday, 07 July 2020 at 00:01 UTC.
Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Byron "Reckful" Bernstein, a popular Twitch streamer and "World of Warcraft" gamer, has died. Bernstein's older brother, Gary Bernstein, confirmed the tragic news via Twitter on Thursday. "My baby brother Byron @reckful is gone. RIP," Gary wrote of the Austin, Texas-based gamer.
Tiktok has revealed greater insight into how its recommendation algorithm works in a new blog post. The algorithm uses a number of factors to base its suggestions of 15-second clips. Theses include user interactions, such as the videos a user likes or shares, accounts they follow, and comments posted as well as video information such as sounds and hashtags. Tiktok will use your device and language settings to "make sure the system is optimised for performance" but receive lower weight compared to the other metrics "since users don't actively express these as preferences." Many of TikTok's algorithm influences will be familiar; similar features are offered by other social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube upon setting up a new account.
This is episode #5 of the video series "Game Futurology" covering the paper "Learning to Simulate Dynamic Environments with GameGAN" by Seung Wook Kim, Yuhao Zhou, Jonah Philion, Antonio Torralba and Sanja Fidler. Game Futurology: This is a video series consisting of short 2-3 minute overview of research papers in the field of AI and Game Development. This series aims to ponder over what the future games might look like based on the latest academic research going on in the field today. Abstract: Simulation is a crucial component of any robotic system. In order to simulate correctly, we need to write complex rules of the environment: how dynamic agents behave, and how the actions of each of the agents affect the behavior of others.
This morning, Ford announced driving assist tech that can better compete with GM's Super Cruise and Tesla's Autopilot, but there's some bad news -- Active Drive Assist won't arrive until late 2021. The electric Mustang Mach-E crossover is its first vehicle where customers can order Co-Pilot360 2.0 features and a "prep package" of hardware that will be ready for an over-the-air software update to add hands-free driving tech later. Researchers have found a way to turn simple line drawings into photo-realistic facial images. Developed by a team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, DeepFaceDrawing uses artificial intelligence to help "users with little training in drawing to produce high-quality images from rough or even incomplete freehand sketches." It doesn't require the same level of detail in source sketches that previous AI iterations needed, and it works largely through probability -- instead of requiring detailed eyelid or lip shapes, for example, the software refers to a database of faces and facial components and considers how each facial element works with others.