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Intel AI helped create a music video

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AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Together" is the first music video to lean on its AI technology. Director Timothy Saccenti and Intel's producers created dramatic special effects on the songstress' face (such as trickles of water and twinkling stars) by training a machine learning system to instantly reconstruct a face in 3D and track its movements in real time, including facial expressions. Instead of asking Lee (aka Li Yuchun) to wear tracking markers or the camera crew to shoot a specific way, the creative team could focus on capturing scenes that lined up with their artistic goals.


Amazon's AI camera helps developers harness image recognition

Engadget

Far from the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence is becoming just another tool for developers to build the next big thing. It's built in to Photoshop to help you knock out backgrounds, Google is using AI to figure out if you have a person peeping on your phone and Microsoft uses the technology to teach you Chinese. As Amazon's Jeff Barr says, "I think it is safe to say, with the number of practical applications for machine learning, including computer vision and deep learning, that we've turned the corner" towards practical applications for AI. To that end, Amazon has announced AWS DeepLens, a new video camera that runs deep learning models right on the device. The DeepLens has a 4 megapixel camera that can capture 1080P video, along with a 2D microphone array.


The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

TIME

Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, they're still stationary speakers whose defining expression is a light that turns on when you speak. It's not just that he--and I use the term he here, because that's how Jibo refers to himself--looks like something straight out of a Pixar movie, with a big, round head and a face that uses animated icons to convey emotion. It's not just that his body swivels and swerves while he speaks, as if he's talking with his nonexistent hands. It's not just that he can giggle and dance and turn to face you, wherever you are, as soon as you say, "Hey, Jibo."


Intel AI helped create a music video

#artificialintelligence

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Together" is the first music video to lean on its AI technology. The producers created dramatic special effects on the songstress' face (such as trickles of water and twinkling stars) by training a machine learning system to instantly reconstruct a face in 3D and track its movements in real time, including facial expressions. Instead of asking Lee (aka Li Yuchun) to wear tracking markers or the camera crew to shoot a specific way, the creative team could focus on capturing scenes that lined up with their artistic goals.


Intel's AI helped create cool Snapchat-like effects on a singer's face for her music video

Mashable

Artificial intelligence is quickly getting adopted in the entertainment industry. So to show off its AI tech, Intel has debuted a music video, where it helped create some nifty face animation effects. The new video, featuring Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), shows multiple special effects dancing across her face. SEE ALSO: Download this: Spilly's AR app is like Snapchat filters on steroids What's remarkable about this is that Lee didn't have to wear tracking markers on her face, as one would've traditionally had to for animation. Instead, Intel's AI studied her facial expressions from still photos, and created a 3D mask of her face and overlaid the effects on it in real-time.


Watch: First Commercial Music Video Created Using Intel AI

International Business Times

Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into our lives in more ways than one. While the use of technology in applications such as AI-based voice assistants on our phones is more apparent, AI is being used in many other ways, which you may notice. For instance, did it ever occur to you, while watching a music video, that it could have been created using AI. Technology giant Intel has revealed the promo clip of Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Together" on Friday and it is the first video designed using the company's AI technology. Using the technology, the producers of the video have created dramatic effects on the singer's face, which ranges from creating trickle of water and twinkling stars.


Intel AI helped create a music video

Engadget

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Together" is the first music video to lean on its AI technology. The producers created dramatic special effects on the songstress' face (such as trickles of water and twinkling stars) by training a machine learning system to instantly reconstruct a face in 3D and track its movements in real time, including facial expressions. Instead of asking Lee (aka Li Yuchun) to wear tracking markers or the camera crew to shoot a specific way, the creative team could focus on capturing scenes that lined up with their artistic goals. This is something of an ideal situation for the AI: the effects shots all involve relatively still, uncluttered views of Lee's face, and the producers clearly aren't striving for absolute realism.


The best devices and apps to up your selfie game

Engadget

The first time a stranger on the train told me I had a nice smile, I didn't believe her. Back then, I hadn't yet had my crooked teeth fixed, and my self-esteem wasn't anywhere as high as it is today. I was an ugly kid, and it took a shocking number of selfies to convince myself that I'm not an ugly adult. It may seem like a superficial pastime, but selfie-taking has real benefits. I'm not alone in believing there are psychological advantages here.


The outcome of this virtual riot depends on your emotions

Engadget

In RIOT 2, an interactive film by Karen Palmer, controlling these emotions is the key to your escape. Yet the ongoing melding of games and film into interactive narratives raises the question of how we should control these new experiences naturally. "Conversation, facial expression, intonation of our voice, physical gesture -- all of those are the natural language of human interaction. "In my opinion, fear is the most powerful emotion," Palmer, originally from London, said.


'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer showed off Kylo Ren's new scar and fans can't handle it

Mashable

I'm sorry, the old Kylo Ren can't come into the light right now, oh why? Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer came out on Monday night and the movie begins right where The Force Awakens ended. But despite returning (and new) faces, everyone couldn't stop talking about Kylo Ren's latest accessory. Idk when Kylo turned into a cybernetic robot whose scar reveals his exoskeleton but ITS STRANGELY HOT AND TO NO ONE'S SURPRISE, I'M INTO IT Me: They're able to give Luke a robot arm but they can't fix Kylo Ren's face scar?