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A live-action Pac-Man movie is in the works. We have questions.

Washington Post - Technology News

What if the Pac-Man plot is more metaphorical? Imagine the Dickensian aspects of the game! A humble everyman, pounding the pavement, performing a thankless job, trapped in a maze of social and economic constructs, forced to succeed or die trying -- all the while plagued by the ghosts that haunt us all. Every so often, buoyed by jolts of self-confidence, our hero turns the tables on his demons, sending them streaking back to their lair, only to watch his fleeting power diminish, ponder his mortality and see those ghosts return potent as ever.

Tesla's self-driving technology fails to detect children in the road, tests find

The Guardian

A safe-technology advocacy group issued claims Tuesday that Tesla's full self-driving software represents a potentially lethal threat to child pedestrians, the latest in a series of claims and investigations into the technology to hit the world's leading electric carmaker. According to a safety test conducted by the Dawn Project, the latest version of Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software repeatedly hit a stationary, child-sized mannequin in its path. The claims that the technology apparently has trouble recognizing children form part of an ad campaign urging the public to pressure Congress to ban Tesla's auto-driving technology. In several tests, a professional test driver found that the software – released in June – failed to detect the child-sized figure at an average speed of 25mph and the car then hit the mannequin. The Dawn Project' founder, Dan O'Dowd, called the results "deeply disturbing."

Tesla in full self-driving mode appears to run over a child-sized mannequin in 'test conditions'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A'deeply disturbing' video claims to show a Tesla in full self-driving mode running over a child-size mannequin during a test by a safety campaign group. The Dawn Project said the vehicle failed to detect the stationary dummy's presence in the road and hit it over and over again at an average speed of 25mph. It claims that the experiment was carried out under'controlled conditions' on a test track in California. Tesla, which was founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has been approached for a comment by MailOnline but is yet to respond to the video. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that it'currently has an open and active investigation of Tesla's Autopilot active driver assistance system'.

Coheed's frontman masked his feelings in art. Twitch helped him open up.

Washington Post - Technology News

Coheed and Cambria has been around since 2001, though other, differently named incarnations of the New York-based band span back even further. Sanchez's storyline, "The Amory Wars," has sprawled to encompass novels, comic books and even an oft-forgotten mobile game, in addition to the aforementioned albums. It's set in a sci-fi universe called Heaven's Fence and centers on the two titular characters -- at least until they die at the end of the band's first album. From there, the saga goes on to introduce numerous additional arcs and characters, one of whom is a talking bicycle. This willful strangeness has endeared Sanchez's epic to fans, as have catchy hooks and emotive lyrics that are relatable even if listeners don't know the full story, serving more as a soundtrack to characters' feelings rather than a literal telling of the narrative.

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The goal of this level is to get you familiar with the ML universe. You will learn a bit of everything. The goal of this level is to get you introduced to the practical side of machine learning. What you learn at this level would really help you out there in the wild. This is the level where you would dive into different domains of Machine Learning.

DL/ML Trends 2022


Here's the list of things that I think will be hot in the filed of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in the near future: Self-supervised learning is the machine learning technique that can be used to train models for tasks in NLP, Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning and robotics. This method works by getting small amount of labeled data, learning common patterns from it and then by using these representations work large amounts of unlabeled data. LLMs like BigScience's BLOOM or OpenAI GPT-3 are getting better and better and therefore they become able to some rich varieties of tasks such as SQL code generation, Image Captioning or Essay writing and many more awesome things! I think it's one of the most ambitious as well as exciting fields in all AI/Machine Learning Research. Vision Transformers (ViT)are dep neural networks that utilize transformer architecture to deal with computer vision tasks.

The 'Nonsense Language' That Could Subvert Image Synthesis Moderation Systems


New research from Columbia university suggests that the safeguards that prevent image synthesis models such as DALL-E 2, Imagen and Parti from being able to output damaging or controversial imagery are susceptible to a kind of adversarial attack that involves'made up' words. The author has developed two approaches that can potentially override the content moderation measures in an image synthesis system, and has found that they are remarkably robust even across different architectures, indicating that the weakness is more than just systemic, and may key on some of the most fundamental principle of text-to-image synthesis. The first, and the stronger of the two, is called macaronic prompting. The term'macaronic' originally refers to a mixture of multiple languages, as found in Esperanto or Unwinese. Perhaps the most culturally-diffused example would be Urdu-English, a type of'code mixing' common in Pakistan, which quite freely mixes English nouns and Urdu suffixes.

Data Scientists, Watch Out: Attackers Have Your Number


Always looking for an easy compromise, attackers are now scanning for data-science applications -- such as Jupyter Notebook and JupyterLab -- along with cloud servers and containers for misconfigurations, cloud-protection firm Aqua Security stated in an advisory published on April 13. The two popular data science applications -- used frequently with Python and R for data analysis -- are generally secure by default, but a small fraction of instances are misconfigured, allowing attackers to access the servers with no password, according to the Aqua Security's researchers. In addition, after setting up its own server as a honeypot, the company detected in-the-wild attacks that attempted to install cryptomining tools and ransomware onto accessible instances of the software. Signs that there are attackers targeting data-science environments is worrisome, considering that the researchers setting up those environment are largely uninformed about cybersecurity, says Assaf Morag, lead data analyst with Aqua Security. "We know, based on our experience with application security, that developers are starting to learn more about security, but what about data scientists?" he says.

Harvard boffins build multimodal AI system to predict cancer


Multimodal AI models, trained on numerous types of data, could help doctors screen patients at risk of developing multiple different cancers more accurately.. Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital part of Harvard University's medical school developed a deep learning model capable of identifying 14 types of cancer. Most AI algorithms are trained to spot signs of disease from a single source of data, like medical scans, but this one can take inputs from multiple sources. Predicting whether someone is at risk of developing cancer isn't always as straightforward, doctors often have to consult various types of information like a patient's healthcare history or perform other tests to detect genetic biomarkers. These results can help doctors figure out the best treatment for a patient as they monitor the progression of the disease, but their interpretation of the data can be subjective, Faisal Mahmood, an assistant professor working at the Division of Computational Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, explained. "Experts analyze many pieces of evidence to predict how well a patient may do. These early examinations become the basis of making decisions about enrolling in a clinical trial or specific treatment regimens. But that means that this multimodal prediction happens at the level of the expert. We're trying to address the problem computationally," he said in a statement.

3 ways Azure Speech transforms game development with AI


With Azure Cognitive Services for Speech, customers can build voice-enabled apps confidently and quickly with the Speech SDK. We make it easy for customers to transcribe speech to text (STT) with high accuracy, produce natural-sounding text-to-speech (TTS) voices, and translate spoken audio. In the past few years, we have been inspired by the innovations coming out of the gaming industry, specific to AI. AI in gaming allows for flexible and reactive video game experiences. As technology continues to change and evolve, AI innovation has led to pioneering and tremendous advances in the gaming industry. Game dialogue prototyping with text to speech: Shorten the amount of time and money spent on the product to get the game to market sooner.