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FIFA 22's HyperMotion is 'the beginning of machine learning taking over animation'


As Sam Rivera explained it to me, the success of FIFA 22's new animation technology will be seen in what wasn't recorded during a groundbreaking motion-capture session -- involving 22 players all playing a start-to-finish game of soccer -- earlier this year. "We started working on an algorithm about three years ago," explained Rivera, FIFA 22's lead gameplay producer at EA Vancouver. "What that algorithm is doing is learning from all the data for that motion capture shoot -- how the players approach the ball, how many steps do they do to get to the ball, is it three long steps and one short step; what is the proper angle, with the proper cadence, to properly hit that ball?" Then, Rivera says, "it creates that solution, it creates the animation in real time. That is very, very cutting-edge technology. This is basically the beginning of machine learning taking over animation."

OpenAI's CLIP is the most important advancement in computer vision this year


CLIP is a gigantic leap forward, bringing many of the recent developments from the realm of natural language processing into the mainstream of computer vision: unsupervised learning, transformers, and multimodality to name a few. The burst of innovation it has inspired shows its versatility. And this is likely just the beginning. There has been scuttlebutt recently about the coming age of "foundation models" in artificial intelligence that will underpin the state of the art across many different problems in AI; I think CLIP is going to turn out to be the bedrock model for computer vision. In this post, we aim to catalog the continually expanding use-cases for CLIP; we will update it periodically.

How Companies Are Using Artificial Intelligence? - AWPLife Blog


Take a look at how AI companies are implementing AI. By automating procedures and operations that formerly required human intervention, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasing company efficiency and production. AI is also capable of comprehending data at a level that no human has ever achieved. This skill has the potential to be extremely useful in the workplace. AI has the potential to enhance every function, business, and industry.

AI-Powered Tools For Designers


Artificial intelligence affected many fields in our life. In many areas, today almost everything can be done with the help of AI. Changes and challenges await us soon, which we will have to face in previously unimaginable ways. We will have to share our world with artificial intelligence by rethinking how we do work and our social models. Like many other industries, Artificial intelligence has affected the world of web design as well.

7 Online Video Editing Tools that use Artificial Intelligence


The latest AI-powered cameras are clicking high-end pictures and help in face recognition in pictures and videos. In addition, the same application has found benefits in ease of video editing. From scanning text scripts to recognizing faces on videos, it can match the elements and automate the video editing task. If you have to do this daily, it is better to choose software that is artificial intelligence or AI-powered. The list below would help you go for the right one and make the most of it for editing purposes.

AI Everywhere


From data centers, through edge accelerators to endpoint devices: Artificial intelligence (AI) Applications range from large scale analysis of medical data and online retail recommendation engines, to robotics and computer vision, to sensor fusion in the tiniest sensor nodes. The infusion of AI techniques into so many areas of computing is changing compute paradigms across the board. Our Virtual Event will provide answers to questions like: How to keep up with these changes, especially given AI's propensity to evolve at a staggering rate? How does one design chips or systems for a constantly shifting workload like this? How does one make the call between maximising performance today and keeping some flexibility for the sake of future-proofing? AI in the Data Center AI in the data center is revolutionising online retail in the cloud and applications like medical imaging and the financial sector at the enterprise level.

AI Analyzes Facial Expressions in Videos to Help Detect Parkinson's


An artificial intelligence (AI) tool was able to distinguish, with great accuracy, Parkinson's patients from healthy peers by analyzing short videos of facial expressions, particularly smiles, a small study shows. The predictive accuracy of the new tool was comparable to that of video analysis that uses motor tasks to detect Parkinson's, pinpointing facial expressions as a potential digital, diagnostic biomarker of the disease. This type of biomarker could allow remote diagnosis without the need for personal interaction and extensive testing. This would be particularly relevant in situations such as a pandemic, in cases of reduced mobility, or in underdeveloped countries where few neurologists exist but most people have access to a phone with a camera, researchers noted. The study, "Facial expressions can detect Parkinson's disease: preliminary evidence from videos collected online," was published as a brief communication in the journal npj Digital Medicine.

U.N. Urges Moratorium on Use of Face-Scanning Technology and AI That Threatens Human Rights

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The U.N. human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications which don't comply with international human rights law. Applications that should be prohibited include government "social scoring" systems that judge people based on their behavior and certain AI-based tools that categorize people into clusters such as by ethnicity or gender. AI-based technologies can be a force for good but they can also "have negative, even catastrophic, effects if they are used without sufficient regard to how they affect people's human rights," Bachelet said in a statement. Her comments came along with a new U.N. report that examines how countries and businesses have rushed into applying AI systems that affect people's lives and livelihoods without setting up proper safeguards to prevent discrimination and other harms.

Money and mind control: Big Tech slams ethics brakes on AI


SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - In September last year, Google's cloud unit looked into using artificial intelligence (AI) to help a financial firm decide whom to lend money to. It turned down the client's idea after weeks of internal discussions, deeming the project too ethically dicey because the AI technology could perpetuate biases like those around race and gender. Since early last year, Google has also blocked new AI features analysing emotions, fearing cultural insensitivity, while Microsoft restricted software mimicking voices and IBM rejected a client request for an advanced facial-recognition system. All these technologies were curbed by panels of executives or other leaders, according to interviews with AI ethics chiefs at the three US technology giants. Reported here for the first time, their vetoes and the deliberations that led to them reflect a nascent industry-wide drive to balance the pursuit of lucrative AI systems with a greater consideration of social responsibility.

What is an AI chip? Everything you need to know


Many of the smart/IoT devices you'll purchase are powered by some form of Artificial Intelligence (AI)--be it voice assistants, facial recognition cameras, or even your PC. These don't work via magic, however, and need something to power all of the data-processing they do. For some devices that could be done in the cloud, by vast datacentres. Other devices will do all their processing on the devices themselves, through an AI chip. But what is an AI chip?