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NVIDIA AI Lets You See What Your Pet Would Look Like If It Were A Meerkat

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One of NVIDIA's many different artificial intelligence projects (and by far the best one to date) lets you envision what your pet might look like it it were a meerkat. In case you didn't know, NVIDIA has its own research group dedicated solely to research into AI, and that includes developing new AI systems and agents which can do some pretty neat things. As the researchers say, although they take AI research very seriously, there's still no excuse not to have some fun with the products of their labors. It's the name given to an AI system they developed around a year ago which can generate a selection of images that are sorts of translations of your own pet's face into what said pet might look like if they were other types of animals. "With GANimal, you can bring your pet's alter ego to life by projecting their expression and pose onto other animals," explain the developers.


Top Computer Vision Datasets Open-Sourced At CVPR 2020

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A good dataset serves as the backbone of an Artificial Intelligence system. Data assists in various ways as it helps understand how the system is performing, understand meaning insights and others. At the premier annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference (CVPR 2020), several datasets have been open-sourced in order to help the community achieve higher accuracies and insights. Below here we have listed the top 10 Computer Vision datasets that are open-sourced at the CVPR 2020 conference. About: FaceScape is a large-scale detailed 3D face dataset that includes 18,760 textured 3D face models, which are captured from 938 subjects and each with 20 specific expressions.


[online] Hong Kong Machine Learning Meetup Season 2 Episode 8

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Time: June 15,[masked]:00 PM Hong Kong Illya Barziy - Codependence with MlFinLab Illya will present the MlFinLab package which implements Machine Learning tools for Finance, largely based on the work of Marcos Lopez de Prado. Amongst the many modules (feature engineering, labeling, portfolio optimization, backtest overfitting, ...), Illya will present one in particular: Codependence.


What are the best video games of all time? I asked our team to help decide.

Mashable

Video game fans frequently try to crown one favorite or another as "The Best." There are tens of thousands of words scattered across the internet, all devoted to identifying the titles that represent the absolute pinnacle of games one can play. There's also no consensus: My dull experience is another person's transcendent awakening. Even the basic definition of "best" and how it's applied to one or a list of games is open to debate. Instead of trying to crown a set of games as the one-size-fits-all best video games of all time, I turned to the members of Mashable's games-loving team and asked them to share what they considered the best games for them. No other context given, and no guidance as to how "best" should be measured.


We Need a New 'Legend of Zelda' Cartoon

WIRED

The Legend of Zelda games have an amazing sense of adventure that ought to translate well to an animated series. But videogame journalist Blake J. Harris says that Nintendo's only attempt at a Zelda cartoon, in 1989, is spoiled by its unlikeable protagonist. "There was nothing that showed me that Link was loyal to anyone, or treated other people like family, or respectfully, or did things for the right reasons," Harris says in Episode 421 of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. "So I was like, 'This guy is just a smug jerk.'" Fantasy author Erin Lindsey agrees that Link's personality completely ruins the show.


Space Render 1.0: Artificial Intelligence in 3D Animation

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Space Render 1.0: Artificial Intelligence in 3D Animation Create wow-inspiring 3D Animation and VFX Video super-fast using Cloud-Based Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools Typically traditional and normal animation learning focusses on learning complex CGI software which are prone to be difficult for newbies to master very quickly – unless the learners are technically strong. Of course, these kind of software work through deploying traditional frame-by-frame animation methods that take a tedious amount of time to complete a short animated film of 5 minutes duration. Bring in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools into this and this will drastically change the scenario – for sure. This course is a testament of the same. This mind-blowing course titled "Space Render 1.0: Artificial Intelligence in 3D Animation" created by Digital Marketing Legend "Srinidhi Ranganathan" and Mastermind "Saranya Srinidhi will teach you cloud based tools to achieve the same extraordinary output that is stunning enough to wow your crowd in a matter of HOURS.


Harry Potter 'open world' video game 'due next year'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Details of the hotly-anticipated Harry Potter video game based on JK Rowling's hugely popular series of books have been leaked. The'high-end' role-playing game will let'muggles' become witches and wizards, cast spells and attend classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Controlling a virtual avatar, gamers will be able to roam a vast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas, according to developers quoted by Bloomberg. The game is in development at a Warner Bros-owned studio, Avalanche Software, which has a history of developing games based on films, including Toy Story and Cars. It's reportedly due for release late in 2021 for Sony's new PlayStation 5 console, which will be released in late 2020, and Microsoft's Xbox Series X consoles.


YouTube to let creators use Google AI to automatically reply to comments

The Independent - Tech

YouTube is rolling out its "SmartReply" technology to YouTube, meaning that comments you see on the site might not actually have been written by a human. The technology analyses messages and then uses artificial intelligence to guess what a person might want to say in response to them. Users can then select that response and post it, without ever having to write anything out for themselves. It has already appeared within Gmail and Android's Messages app, and is open to developers who can integrate it within their own app. But it is now coming to YouTube, which represents the most public place any messages written by the SmartReply software will be seen.


Virtual humanoid RoboCup workshops

AIHub

The 24th edition of RoboCup, due to take place in Bordeaux in late June, has been postponed until 2021. Obviously an event which centres on soccer matches between opposing teams of robots is something that cannot be recreated online. However, keen to do something in place of the annual extravaganza, the organisers laid on a virtual workshop for the RoboCup humanoid community. This provided a venue for teams to present updates, discuss ideas and solve problems. The workshop took place from 25 to 28 June and included presentations, workshops and lightning talks.


How Machine Learning and AI are Transforming the Online Gambling Industry

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Artificial intelligence offers boundless possibilities. Despite currently being used for solving practical tasks, experts believe we are only viewing the tip of the iceberg. But even the tip looks incredible already. Imagine playing a game of strategy and having a completely customized scenario, instead of following one of the scripted few. A personalized gaming reality, with unique conversations and decisions made right there and then.