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AI Magazine

We have developed an autonomous robot system that takes well-composed photographs of people at social events, such as weddings and conference receptions. In this article, we outline the overall architecture of the system and describe how the various components interrelate. We also describe our experiences deploying the robot photographer at a number of real-world events. The system is capable of operating in unaltered environments and has been deployed at a number of real-world events. This article gives an overview of the entire robot photographer system, and provides details of the architecture underlying the implementation.


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.


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.


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Los Angeles Times

PBS NewsHour Weekend The PBS news magazine's season premiere recalls stories from residents, scientists and soldiers about nuclear testing in the Nevada desert during the Cold War era. Doctor Who The Doctor (Peter Capaldi, who is leaving the series) makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen in the season finale of the science fiction series. Reliable Sources Anchor says Trump used a tabloid as a threat; three journalists leave CNN after a retracted article; the Trump administration limits press access. Sarah Palin sues the New York Times; White House press briefings; CNN's retracted story about Anthony Scaramucci.