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Listen to deepfake Gucci Mane read classic literature

Mashable

Mark Twain once said that the mark of a classic is that everyone wants to have read it but not actually read it. It makes sense: Classics must provide some artistic or cultural value to be considered "classic" -- but they're just so boring. MSCHF just made the Western canon more exciting with Project Gucciberg. It's Project Gutenberg (a collection of public domain Western literature) meets the rapper Gucci Mane. Using Artificial Intelligence, MSCHF recreated his voice to read classics from Pride and Prejudice to Don Quixote.


Here's why Abby uses a golf club in 'The Last of Us Part II'

Washington Post - Technology News

Though "The Last of Us Part II" ended 2020 as the year's most highly acclaimed title, it arrived last summer in a flurry of controversy. In the aforementioned scene, the main character of the first game, Joel Miller, was brutally murdered by a new character and protagonist to the series, Abby Anderson. In a cabin besieged by a heavy snowstorm, Abby reached for a nearby set of golf clubs to deal the fatal blow that left many players horrified, saddened, and in some cases, incredibly angry.


Here's how Riot's offline 'League' and 'Valorant' competitions landed in Iceland

Washington Post - Technology News

For "League of Legends," the event is the beginning of a return to normalcy after the cancellation of last year's Mid-Season Invitational and the recalibration of Worlds in Shanghai in light of covid. The stakes are higher for "Valorant," which launched shortly after the beginning of the pandemic in the United States. The Iceland event will mark the first occasion of competition between teams from different regions; the strengths and weaknesses of respective regions has been a source of rampant speculation among professional players, coaches and analysts.


uvipen/Contra-PPO-pytorch

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Here is my python source code for training an agent to play contra nes. By using Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO) algorithm introduced in the paper Proximal Policy Optimization Algorithms paper. For your information, PPO is the algorithm proposed by OpenAI and used for training OpenAI Five, which is the first AI to beat the world champions in an esports game. Specifically, The OpenAI Five dispatched a team of casters and ex-pros with MMR rankings in the 99.95th percentile of Dota 2 players in August 2018. It has been a while since I have released my A3C implementation (A3C code) and PPO implementation (PPO code) for training an agent to play super mario bros.


Artificial Intelligence Has Yet to Fully Infiltrate Online Gaming

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Original video games of the 1970s contained very little, if any, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Game code in these early days was made up of rather complex "if" statements that allowed for a fixed (and not always spontaneous) number of game choices and scenarios. Today's video games work using the same fundamental concepts that games created in the early 1980s and 1990s used; they're just scaled with more data and more processing power. That's not to say that the games themselves have not changed since 1982. Today's games have extraordinary graphics, sound, and stories compared to earlier trailblazers.


'Deepfake' Tom Cruise takes over TikTok with some 11 million views but raises alarms with experts

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Tom Cruise has gone viral on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, but the clips featuring the'Mission Impossible' star are deepfakes that experts are calling the'most alarmingly lifelike examples' of the technology. An account appeared on the app last week, dubbed'deeptomcruise,' which shows a number of videos depicting Cruise doing a magic trick, playing golf and reminiscing about the time he met the former President of the Soviet Union. The series of clips have been seen more than 11 million times on TikTok as of Tuesday, with many millions more on other social media platforms. Although the clips are for entertainment, experts warn that such content'should worry us'. 'Seeing is no longer believing' rhetoric undermines real video.' An account appeared on the app last week, dubbed'deeptomcruise,' which shows a number of videos that have been viewed more than 11 million times.


MyHeritage's New Feature, 'Deep Nostalgia', is Recreating and Bringing Back Old Images to Life Using Artificial Intelligence

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Reliving the past might not be possible, but bringing the past to life has been converted to reality by the Deep Nostalgia feature of MyHeritage's genealogy service website. This feature uses AI to let you upload photographs comprising either one or multiple people. The pictures are then animated and converted into a short video clip. The people in the pictures move their heads, blink their eyes and change their expressions minimally, giving the perfect illusion of reality. It looks as though the video was captured while the people were prepping for the portrait.


How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Project

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In this article, we will discuss what I believe is one of the most significant issues facing the future of project management. Let me start by asking 3 questions. If you're a project manager and don't know the answers to those three questions, I suggest you read further because your career might depend on knowing them. So why is the 5th of December 2017 a significant date for those of us who take even a cursory interest in the development of AI and machine learning or what we call ML? The 5th of December 2017 was a pretty special day; on that day, one computer beat another computer at the Top Chess Engine Championship.


'Fall Guys' will join 'Fortnite' maker as Epic Games acquires Tonic Games Group

Washington Post - Technology News

The family friendly fun of "Fall Guys" seems like a fitting match with Epic Games' own viral, kid-appropriate game "Fortnite." It also expands Epic's portfolio from its game making software Unreal Engine, its storefront Epic Games Store and other acquisitions including the social media app, House Party. In 2019, Epic acquired Psyonix, the game developer behind the popular car-soccer game "Rocket League."


'Fortnite' creator Epic Games are acquiring the makers of 'Fall Guys'

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The creators of the popular online game "Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout" have a new home. Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," announced Tuesday it has acquired Tonic Games Group, part of a larger plan to create a metaverse where players congregate online to socialize, play games or attend events. The game, available on PC and PlayStation platforms and launching soon for Nintendo Switch and Xbox, features rotund characters wobbling around in a series of obstacle courses and challenges. Similar to the "Fortnite" battle royale,"Fall Guys" games typically start with 60 players and end with one final winner. Epic said it will continue investing in the game to make it "a great experience for players across platforms," in a statement released Tuesday. Buying a new TV?:Beware these five myths This purchase, says Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, is part of its larger plan to invest in building a metaverse where players get together virtually.