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Using artificial intelligence for forgery: Fake could be eerily real - IoT Agenda

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The researchers envision the future version automatically producing realistic sound effects good enough for use in movies and television. A startup called Deep Art uses a technique known as style transfer -- which uses neural networks to apply the characteristics of one image to another -- to produce realistic paintings. Other work being done on multimedia manipulation using artificial intelligence includes the creation of 3D face models from a single 2D image, changing the facial expressions of someone on video using the Face2Face app in real time and changing the light source and shadows in any picture. Secret agents control millions of botnet social media accounts that tweet about politics in order to shape national discourse.


Using AI for new visual storytelling techniques in VR

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Two frequently used techniques are generative adversarial networks (GANs), which can generate visually realistic images, and style transfer, which can turn photos or videos into works of art by applying the artistic qualities of one image style -- such as a painting -- to other images and videos. Evaluating the quality of generated images and effects by AI models is a complicated task for researchers, since there is no clear metric of success. We selected 17 target styles in total, modeled after paintings by Julien Drevelle -- whose artwork also appears in the film -- and corrupted noise images. Our style transfer algorithm was compact enough to work on a mobile phone, but we needed to scale style transfer to a professional VR setting.


Musk Says Zuckerberg Naive About Killer Robots

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Previously, Zuckerberg was asked about Musk's views on the dangers of robots. In his response, Zuckerberg chided "naysayers" whose "doomsday scenarios" were "irresponsible." Zuckerberg and Musk, who is chief executive of electric car maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, have been waging a debate at a distance over the past few days on the dangers of artificial intelligence. The term artificial intelligence, or AI, is used to describe machines with computer code that learns as it goes.


Featured video: A self-driving wheelchair

MIT News

Singapore and MIT have been at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. Now, leveraging similar technology, MIT and Singaporean researchers have developed and deployed a self-driving wheelchair at a hospital. Spearheaded by Daniela Rus, the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, this autonomous wheelchair is an extension of the self-driving scooter that launched at MIT last year -- and it is a testament to the success of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, or SMART – a collaboration between researchers at MIT and in Singapore. Rus, who is also the principal investigator of the SMART Future Urban Mobility research group, says this newest innovation can help nurses focus more on patient care as they can get relief from logistics work which includes searching for wheelchairs and wheeling patients in the complex hospital network.


AI capabilities benefit IT through data management and automation

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Software vendors also incorporate AI in smaller features that are helpful to users, such as capabilities that translate video chats or organize images in presentations. AI in Excel will analyze and organize large amounts of data automatically. The PowerPoint AI capabilities will help users build more aesthetically pleasing slides and presentations. Microsoft Stream, the company's video collaboration software for businesses, already includes AI capabilities.


The Camera Drone Company That Fell to Earth

WIRED

In June 2016, Antoine Balaresque, the cofounder and CEO of the hot new startup Lily Robotics, stood before a room of business students at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, ready to reveal the PowerPoint slides that had made him an instant startup celebrity. Lily benefitted from "Demo Day," a startup competition at Berkeley, where Bradlow and Balaresque received $400,000 in seed money from angel investors. According to interviews conducted by the San Francisco DA's office, Chris Frey with CMI Productions, a production company focused on tech companies, said that he was hired along with Kremer to help Lily Robotics produce what would be its launch video. Because the Inspire featured a rotating camera that could shoot from more angles than the Lily, Balaresque and Bradlow told Kremer to make sure that the Inspire maintained stiff shots--more like the footage a Lily camera would make.


Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen

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As of February, 400 million of Facebook Messenger's 1.2 billion users communicate via Facebook audio and video calling every month. Amazon is already trying to barge into the home communications market with its new Amazon Echo Show version of its smart speaker, which lets people video call each other over its screen. Amazon's Echo Show can call any Echo, Echo Show, or Alexa-enabled Amazon app, but the company has never been a player in the communication space. The social network already has TV apps that run on Android, Apple and Roku's TV hardware.


What is Artificial Intelligence?

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Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, is the ability of machines like computers to perform functions that normally require human intelligence. Machine Learning: Machine learning allows computers to learn without being completely programmed. General AI: Also known as artificial general intelligence or Strong AI, this system is programmed to perform human cognitive abilities which help it apply intelligence to find a solution to an unfamiliar task. Video Games: Yes, video games too use AI to make your gaming experience extraordinary.


AI2 lists top artificial intelligence systems in its Visual Understanding Challenge

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Some of the world's top researchers in AI have proved their mettle by taking top honors in three challenges posed by the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Charades Activity Challenge: Computer vision algorithms looked at videos of people performing everyday activities – for example, drinking coffee, putting on shoes while sitting in a chair, or snuggling with a blanked on a couch while watching something on a laptop. THOR Challenge: The teams' computer vision systems had to navigate through 30 nearly photorealistic virtual scenes of living rooms and kitchens to find a specified target object, such as a fork or an apple, based solely on visual input. Textbook Question Answering Challenge: Computer algorithms were given a data set of textual and graphic information from a middle-school science curriculum, and then were asked to answer more than 26,000 questions about the content.


Musk calls Zuckerberg naive about possibility of future killer robots, urges AI regulation

The Japan Times

Previously, Zuckerberg was asked about Musk's views on the dangers of robots. In his response, Zuckerberg chided "naysayers" whose "doomsday scenarios" were "irresponsible." Zuckerberg and Musk, who is chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Inc. and rocket company SpaceX, have been waging a debate at a distance over the past few days on the dangers of artificial intelligence. The term artificial intelligence, or AI, is used to describe machines with computer code that learn as they go.