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'Cult of the Lamb' is cute, but it didn't make me a convert

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Fighting feels floaty, your attacks and positioning are unreliable and whether your evade window will kick in is a crapshoot. That kind of combat can't carry a roguelike, a genre that lives and dies by how compelling it is to try another run. When you can't tell what just hit you (which I found was often the case) trying to learn how to recognize move sets and reliably predict when it's safe to attack feels like scrambling blind in the dark. Part of the fun of roguelikes is uncovering the hidden rooms and other secrets tucked away within a dungeon's ever-changing walls, but "Cult of the Lamb" has none -- or at least none that I found during my hours poking around the lands of the Old Faith -- making it feel sterile and uninspired. A lack of variety in both level and enemy design makes its dungeon-crawling portions a slog.


Amazon Releases 51-Language Dataset for Language Understanding

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Imagine that all people around the world could use voice AI systems such as Alexa in their native tongues. One promising approach to realizing this vision is massively multilingual natural-language understanding (MMNLU), a paradigm in which a single machine learning model can parse and understand inputs from many typologically diverse languages. By learning a shared data representation that spans languages, the model can transfer knowledge from languages with abundant training data to those in which training data is scarce. Today we are pleased to make three announcements related to MMNLU. First, we are releasing a new dataset called MASSIVE, which is composed of one million labeled utterances spanning 51 languages, along with open-source code that provides examples of how to perform massively multilingual NLU modeling and allows practitioners to re-create the baseline results presented in our paper.. Second, we are launching a new competition using the MASSIVE dataset called Massively Multilingual NLU 2022 (MMNLU-22).


Writing Snake in 12 Lines of PyTorch

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Today we are programming a version of Snake where the snake can loop around the screen. However, you can change 2 lines to produce the original version of Snake, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader. We will be using PyTorch and NumPy. This could have been done completely in either, but I prefer the PyTorch tensor API and NumPy has a nice function called unravel_index that we will be using. I will also not be counting the imports and function declaration; call it freedom of artistic expression.


Can quantum computing help machine learning applications? -- SheCanCode

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Quantum computing has become a buzzword in the past few years as a new computing model that could advance today's computer capabilities to a new level. In addition, the premise behind quantum computing can be an asset in various applications considered essential today. We first need to know how machine learning can be quantum to answer that question. Let's take a step back and look at machine learning from a wider perspective. Machine learning consists of two things: data and algorithms.


Council Post: Implementing AI? You'd Better Think About Security First

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Stephanie is the Chief Security Technology Strategist at Intel. Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be everywhere these days, from marketing programs to diagnostic laboratories. It's now increasingly common to build a custom AI model or buy commercial offerings powered by AI. But before you set that AI loose in the world and into your core business, make sure you understand the potential security pitfalls and take steps for responsible adoption of AI. Machine learning (ML) is the most common form of AI and is the process of training a machine to make future predictions based on historical data.


Anthony Hopkins Film Released as an NFT

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Zero Contact starring Anthony Hopkins as a tech titan will be initially released as an NFT. LA-based start-up VUELE owns complete intellectual property on the productions and boasts that it's: VUELE auctions off early access to the film plus perks and incremental distribution with more perks until it is transferred to traditional distribution channels and streamers. GLIU AI and Visual Arts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. There's a new AI software called A.V Mapping that matches music and films.


I spent $15 in DALL·E 2 credits creating this AI image and here's what I learned

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Global Big Data Conference

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Has artificial intelligence (AI) really gone sentient? This has been the buzzing trend of the technology industry, ever since Google engineer claimed an unreleased AI system had become sentient. Blake Lemoine, a software engineer for Google, claimed that a conversation technology – Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), a family of conversational neural language models developed by Google, had reached a level of consciousness after exchanging thousands of messages with it. Since then, The Week's research team has noticed that venture capital (VC) funds from across the world are taking special interest with strategic investments into the AI industry. Today, here at The Week, we caught wind of a substantial undisclosed amount by notable blockchain industry venture capital fund ' The Bitcoin Man ', into Solidus AI Tech (AI-Tech.io),


Soldiers Don't Want to Rest. Soon, Computers Will Tell Them When They Need To

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In the U.S. Armed Forces, when people are tired, they keep on working. "We have a lot of type-A personalities in the military who take it personally to get the job done no matter what the task," Lt. Colonel Bradley Ritland, deputy chief of the Military Performance Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, tells Popular Mechanics. "You do have a set percentage who are hesitant to report feeling tired or to report feeling an injury. They think that would impact their career, or feel like they're letting a colleague down, or feel they wouldn't be contributing as best they can to the mission." Now, machine learning technology from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory may eventually be able to report in real time whether those soldiers need a break or identify who is at risk for injury.


Gartner Identifies Key Emerging Technologies Expanding Immersive Experiences, Accelerating AI Automation and Optimizing Technologist Delivery

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The 25 emerging technologies to watch on the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2022 are enabling the evolution and expansion of immersive experiences, accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) automation and optimizing technologist delivery.