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143 New Nazca Lines Discovered in Peru with the help of A.I. Technology Ancient Architects

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A team of Japanese researchers from Yamagata University and IBM Research have discovered an incredible 143 stunning geoglyphs, etched into the desert in southern Peru around the enigmatic Nazca Lines. It is yet another example of how technology is assisting archaeology because a number of images were found using state-of-the-art AI technology developed by IBM, finds that were then confirmed with an on-site investigations. The geoglyphs include humans, birds, camels, cats and other animals and were found between 2016 and 2018. They were identified through fieldwork and analysing high-resolution 3D data and aerial photography. Incredibly, one geoglyph in particular was solely discovered with AI technology, without the aid of humans, making it the first geoglyph discovered by an AI.


r/MachineLearning - [D] AMA: I'm Dr. Genevieve Patterson - cofounder and Chief Scientist at TRASH, a new app that uses computer vision and computational photography to intelligently edit together and set to music any videos you upload. Ask me anything!

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I had a lot of fun answering. If you're interested in me or the app, please follow us on twitter or insta (@genevievemp and @thetrashapp). If you sent me messages or emails, I'll get back to you as soon as I can. My name is Genevieve Patterson - I'm the Chief Scientist at TRASH, and a PhD in Computer Vision. I've been working on our AI, Otto, for over a year now, and it's getting smarter with every release - here is a blog post about our latest version, and how it collaborates with user inputs.


Photographers are obsolete. Are they?

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A well known fashion company for which I shot catalogs a few years ago, today no longer uses photographers. Our job is now done by employees who operate robots using iPads. A photographer is unnecessary: the lights are selected from pre-configured lighting schemes and when the photo is taken it's automatically post-produced following the pre-set guidelines. Everything is integrated into the robot's structure. The costs are initially high, but they become small for a company that has a large amount of images to produce.


AI Trained on 100 Million Opinions Can Predict What People Will Think of Your Photos - Profiled

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TL;DR: A record-shattering new AI called Photofeeler-D3 can predict first impressions from a photo or video. Soon, Photofeeler-D3 could help you pick the most flattering photos from your camera roll, recommend glasses for your face, and more. Which of your Tinder pics make you look attractive, smart, or trustworthy? A new artificial intelligence model, Photofeeler-D3, has the answer. Photofeeler-D3 gets its name for representing the three Dating-category traits on Photofeeler.


Bringing black and white photos to life using Colourise.sg

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While it is impossible to replicate the exact conditions in which the original photo was taken, it is possible to add colour to the photo to help us imagine what the photographer could have seen in that instant. It is incredible -- almost magical -- how a little bit of colour can bring us that much closer to that specific moment in time. And as such, for our hackathon in January, our team decided to build a deep learning colouriser tool trained specifically for old Singaporean photos. If you have old black and white photos and would like to colourise them, you can do so here: Colourise.sg. We do not store any of the photos that you upload to our colouriser application.


To reboot GoPro, CEO Nick Woodman went back to basics

Mashable

Things are looking up for GoPro. After a tumultuous couple of years -- which saw the action-camera company enter and then leave the drone business, get squeezed harder by increasingly competitive smartphone cameras, and ride a steady wave of criticism of its product line -- GoPro appears to have found its footing with the well-received Hero 7 Black camera and a return to profitability. At the center of the company's renewal is founder Nick Woodman. Woodman joined MashTalk to discuss what it's been like to be CEO during such a roller coaster of a time. After promising expeditions into media, drones, and 360 video didn't work out as planned, he's discarded unrealistic visions for tighter focus. The new GoPro may be less ambitious, but it's much more confident about what it can offer: high-quality action cameras with a compelling mix of features, value, and usability. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.


Talking horses and perfect faces: The rise of virtual celebrities

BBC News

A different kind of internet celebrity is emerging; virtual characters that talk on YouTube or pose on Instagram like living, breathing people. Is this the dawn of a new breed of star? Kizuna AI has 2.3 million YouTube followers. But she is also a CGI construct; a fictional character made to look like a young woman, voiced by an actor, claiming to be an advanced artificial intelligence. Her channel is part of a growing trend in Japan for so called virtual YouTubers, or VTubers.


Do robots dream of Prada? How artificial intelligence is reprogramming fashion

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Who do you turn to when you can't decide what to wear? But soon, perhaps, it will be none of the above. Instead, you will try on an outfit, turn to a wall-mounted, five megapixel camera with front lighting and dual-antennae wifi connectivity, ask, "Alexa, how do I look?" and within a few seconds the 1.6 watt speaker will deliver the data-driven, empirically-founded assessment. The Echo Look is Amazon's first "style assistant", recently rolled out across the US after an invite-only soft launch. No UK launch date is set, but the technology – which analyses your outfit through a combination of algorithms and (human) "fashion specialists" – is set to revolutionise what technology means to style.


Do robots dream of Prada? How artificial intelligence is reprogramming fashion

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Who do you turn to when you can't decide what to wear? But soon, perhaps, it will be none of the above. Instead, you will try on an outfit, turn to a wall-mounted, five megapixel camera with front lighting and dual-antennae wifi connectivity, ask, "Alexa, how do I look?" and within a few seconds the 1.6 watt speaker will deliver the data-driven, empirically-founded assessment. The Echo Look is Amazon's first "style assistant", recently rolled out across the US after an invite-only soft launch. No UK launch date is set, but the technology – which analyses your outfit through a combination of algorithms and (human) "fashion specialists" – is set to revolutionise what technology means to style.


Facebook wants to literally open your eyes with A.I. that fixes blinks in photos

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Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to paint in the missing regions of a face to fix a blink or turn a frown into a smile. Those A.I. programs use a stranger's photograph, so while the programs may fix a bad blink, they also create a Frankenstein of you with someone else's eyes. Facebook researchers, however, may have come up with a solution by training an A.I. that uses your actual eyes from a previous photograph to fix that blink. Facebook published the research on June 18. Repairing a photograph with A.I. is nothing new -- earlier this year, Nvidia researchers created an A.I. healing tool that could replace missing pixels in a portrait, including missing eyes.