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Nvidia's Canvas AI painting tool instantly turns blobs into realistic landscapes – TechCrunch

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AI has been filling in the gaps for illustrators and photographers for years now -- literally, it intelligently fills gaps with visual content. But the latest tools are aimed at letting an AI give artists a hand from the earliest, blank-canvas stages of a piece. Nvidia's new Canvas tool lets the creator rough in a landscape like paint-by-numbers blobs, then fills it in with convincingly photorealistic (if not quite gallery-ready) content. Each distinct color represents a different type of feature: mountains, water, grass, ruins, etc. When colors are blobbed onto the canvas, the crude sketch is passed to a generative adversarial network. GANs essentially pass content back and forth between a creator AI that tries to make (in this case) a realistic image and a detector AI that evaluates how realistic that image is.


NVIDIA's Canvas app turns doodles into AI-generated 'photos'

Engadget

NVIDIA has launched a new app you can use to paint life-like landscape images -- even if you have zero artistic skills and a first grader can draw better than you. The new application is called Canvas, and it can turn childlike doodles and sketches into photorealistic landscape images in real time. It's now available for download as a free beta, though you can only use it if your machine is equipped with an NVIDIA RTX GPU. Canvas is powered by the GauGAN AI painting tool, which NVIDIA Research developed and trained using 5 million images. When the company first introduced GauGAN to the world, NVIDIA VP Bryan Catanzaro, described its technology as a "smart paintbrush."


Learn about Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more with this $20 course bundle

Mashable

As of June 23, get it for only $19.99. Even if you have no experience, the five-course Raspberry Pi and Arduino boot camp will help you get started learning about programming and robotics. It's designed for complete beginners and walks you through Robot Operating System (ROS) basics first and foremost so that you can create powerful and scalable robot applications. Then you can apply those skills in the Raspberry Pi For Beginners and Arduino for Beginners courses. Each course is hands-on and takes you step by step through the basics of your first projects.


Amazon Prime Day 2021: Best deals for Robots, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and 3D printers

ZDNet

Welcome to a very fun hodgepodge of geek goodies on sale at Amazon for Prime Day. We cover a bunch of deals in this guide, including some good Raspberry Pi kit discounts and a really good price on some 3D printers. Deals galore and top tips and tricks to help you master Amazon's sale. Look, we'll admit that the most desirable robot gadgets aren't on this list because they're not on sale for Prime Day 2021. But if you want to do a little virtual window shopping and come home with something you can put together and tinker with, we have a great little selection.


Nvidia makes Fleet Command generally available with AI Launchpad coming soon

ZDNet

Nvidia announced on Tuesday it has made generally available its Fleet Command service. The subscription service will allow businesses to rollout and manage AI applications at the edge. "Within minutes of installation, the platform lets administrators add or delete applications, update system software over the air, and monitor the health of devices spread across vast distances," the company said. Nvidia VP and GM of enterprise and edge computing Justin Biotano said Fleet Command can turn any Nvidia certified server into a "secure edge AI system". When combined with its recently launched Base Command product, Nvidia said it now offers an end-to-end process from AI model creation to production.


Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals: Robots, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printers

ZDNet

Welcome to a very fun hodgepodge of geek goodies on sale at Amazon for Prime Day. We cover a bunch of deals in this guide, including some good Raspberry Pi kit discounts and a really good price on some 3D printers. Deals galore and top tips and tricks to help you master Amazon's sale. Look, we'll admit that the most desirable robot gadgets aren't on this list because they're not on sale for Prime Day 2021. But if you want to do a little virtual window shopping and come home with something you can put together and tinker with, we have a great little selection.


Nvidia beefs up DLSS with more games and Linux support

PCWorld

In the war to prove who's better at high-resolution gaming performance, Nvidia on Monday added three more allies: Rust, Doom Eternal and Lego Builder's Journey are joining the more than 55 other games to support its DLSS technology. The company also said Linux gamers would soon get access to DLSS through Proton for Vulkan. DLSS, or Deep Learning Super Sampling, taps the AI Tensor cores on Nvidia's 2000- and 3000-series GPUs to render games at a lower resolution, with comparable visual quality when increased to a higher resolution. We've tried DLSS, and it's like black magic. The company said that starting June 22, Linux gamers can download the Nvidia Linux Driver and enable Proton by going into steam to get DLSS in such games as Doom Eternal, No Man's Sky and Wolfenstein Youngblood.


Here's How Artificial Intelligence Will Take Nvidia Stock to New Highs

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Today is record day for the 4-for-1 stock split of shares of Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock. If you'd purchased and held NVDA stock from my June 9 recommendation at $700 a share, you'd be sitting with a 6.42% gain and the promised of four times as many shares come mid July. NVDA stock hit $610 in February this year and dipped to $500 in March. It hit an all-time high of $721 on June 14 and closed Friday at $745 per share. One cannot predict the stock movement after the split but Nvidia is one company that has the ability to scale and generate massive revenue in the coming months.


NVIDIA's DLSS upscaling comes to 'Rust' and a wave of Linux games

Engadget

NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is about to reach a host of big-name games -- and more titles that don't rely on Windows. The company has announced that Facepunch Studios' survival hit Rust is adding DLSS support on July 1st. That's on top of a slew of already-revealed major titles receiving DLSS, including Doom Eternal (which also gets ray-traced reflections) on June 29th and, at an unspecified point, Red Dead Redemption 2. You can also expect to see DLSS in more Linux titles. A driver update arriving on June 22nd will enable DLSS in Vulkan-based games using the Proton compatibility layer. If a Windows game isn't quite running smoothly enough on your Linux rig, the AI-powered tech might make it more enjoyable.


Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals: Robots, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printers

ZDNet

Welcome to a very fun hodgepodge of geek goodies on sale at Amazon for Prime Day. We cover a bunch of deals in this guide, including some good Raspberry Pi kit discounts and a really good price on some 3D printers. When is Amazon Prime Day 2021? Deals galore and top tips and tricks to help you master Amazon's sale. Look, we'll admit that the most desirable robot gadgets aren't on this list because they're not on sale for Prime Day. But if you want to do a little virtual window shopping and come home with something you can put together and tinker with, we have a great little selection.