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Nvidia's new AI magic turns 2D photos into 3D graphics

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Nvidia has made another attempt to add depth to shallow graphics. After converting 2D images into 3D scenes, models, and videos, the company has turned its focus to editing. The GPU giant today unveiled a new AI method that transforms still photos into 3D objects that creators can modify with ease. Dubbed 3D MoMa, the technique could give game studios a simple way to alter images and scenes. This typically relies on time-consuming photogrammetry, which takes measurements from photos. This process uses AI to estimate a scene's physical attributes -- from geometry to lighting -- by analyzing still images.


Nvidia's latest AI research will make it easier to build 3D objects out of 2D images

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Nvidia on Tuesday is debuting new research into 3D rendering that could one day make it easier for graphic artists, architects, and other creators to quickly build 3D models out of 2D images. It's the sort of research that will help Nvidia and other major companies lay the foundations for an easily-accessible metaverse. Rendering 3D worlds is a complicated technical challenge. One technique known as inverse rendering involves reconstructing 3D scenes from a handful of 2D images. It uses AI to approximate how light behaves in the real world.


Artificial Intelligence at Intel - Three Current Applications

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Daniel Faggella is Head of Research at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and leading enterprises, Daniel is a globally sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders. Intel was founded in 1968 by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, who had previously been among the founders of Fairchild Semiconductors. Today, Intel employs over 121,000 people worldwide. In its 2021 annual report, the company reported revenues of $79 billion.


NVIDIA's AI Ethics Chief: 'You Need Common Sense'

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Now senior director for AI and legal ethics at NVIDIA, Pope spends her days working with internal teams across the company to ensure its products engender trust across industries. In a recent "Solving for Tech Ethics" podcast, Pope joined Beena Ammanath, Deloitte LLP's Trustworthy and Ethical Technology leader, to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with creating trustworthy AI. Ammanath: Five or 10 years ago, roles like yours just didn't exist. What does a day in your job look like? Pope: One day does not look like the next. Take yesterday as an example.


The Apple TV 4K drops to $130, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

If you're still hunting for the perfect gift for dad ahead of Father's Day this weekend, a bunch of our favorite gadgets are on sale right now. The Apple TV 4K remains discounted to $130, its cheapest price yet, and a couple of colors of the AirPods Max are $120 off. Amazon's Fire tablets and basic Kindle are on sale, too, plus you can pick up three video games for the price of two in the online retailer's latest 3-for-2 sale. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. The latest Apple TV 4K is down to a new record low of $130.


Real-Time AI Model Aims to Help Protect the Great Barrier Reef

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Marine biologists have a new AI tool for monitoring and protecting coral reefs. The project--a collaboration between Google and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)--employs computer vision detection models to pinpoint damaging outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) through a live camera feed. Keeping a closer eye on reefs helps scientists address growing populations quickly, to protect the valuable Great Barrier Reef ecosystem. Despite covering less than 1% of the vast ocean floor, coral reefs support about 25% of sea species including fish, invertebrates, and marine mammals. When healthy, these productive marine environments provide commercial and subsistence fishing and income for tourism and recreational businesses.


AIRI//S: The Next-gen AI-ready Platform from Pure Storage and NVIDIA

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Pure Storage is taking AIRI, the AI-ready infrastructure, to the next level with AIRI//S to help organizations simplify implementation and capitalize on the capabilities of AI. Built upon Pure's years of proven leadership in storage for AI deployments and architected in collaboration with NVIDIA, AIRI//S consists of the NVIDIA DGX A100 system, the latest DGX system available in the market, the NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet storage fabric, and the new FlashBlade//S, the cutting-edge and modular scale-out storage platform for unstructured data from Pure Storage. The result is an incredibly easy-to-use and easy-to-set-up, out-of-the-box AI solution that delivers prodigious performance from day one and flattens the barriers to entry for AI.


Alessandro Ferrari on LinkedIn: #Nvidia #3D #artificialintelligence

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Bias in #AI: explained simple I asked DallE-mini on Hugging Face spaces (damn, you rock \m/) to generate images from simple sentences. Results are pretty clear and explain what the BIAS is without any word. Maybe the society (where data comes from) is. AI just (usually) learns from examples Want more?


Snag the latest Apple TV 4K for its lowest price ever

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SAVE 27%: The 32GB Apple TV 4K(opens in a new tab) (from 2021) is on sale for $129.99, Apple TVs are a great way to convert any TV to a streaming machine, and the newest iteration(opens in a new tab) takes this to the next level. There's support for Dolby Atmos, which produces object-based surround sound for full immersion in the viewing experience, 4K frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision, and a Siri Remote with a touch-enabled clickpad (and, obviously, voice control). Most importantly, the new Apple TV 4K's A12 Bionic chip improves on audio, video, and graphics performance for a more seamless, high-def display. This is especially helpful for games and apps.


Nvidia's AI-powered supercomputers advance nuclear fusion research

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The most powerful supercomputers on the planet are used to perform all manner of complex operations. Increasingly, they are used to enable artificial intelligence for research that could one day impact billions of people. The world's fastest and most powerful high-performance computing (HPC) supercomputers are front and center at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) which runs from May 29 to June 2 in Hamburg, Germany. As part of the ISC event, Nvidia will provide insight about its latest HPC systems and the use cases they enable. "HPC plus AI is really the transformational tool of scientific computing," Dion Harris, lead technical product marketing manager for accelerated computing, said in a media briefing ahead of ISC.