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Is AI ending creativity in film? Or is it fuelling it? - Wishu


Film is often linked to emotive forms of creativity or even creative ways of expressing emotion. So how can one marry into the other's world? As human creatives some of us also tend to pride ourselves on being uniquely human, in possessing a gift, talent and/or skill that AI could never dream of replicating. However, the world of cinema is starting to open its doors to the possibility of introducing AI. Warner Brothers has recently signed a deal with Cinelytic, whose smart technology can predict box office success before production even begins, and offers suggestions on the most profitable actors to use to boost popularity.

Importance of Fearlessness to Exploit the Potential of AI -


"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all" – Philippe Renaldi, The Princess Diaries (2001) Yes, it is always easier to apply advanced technologies such as Big Data, AI / ML, and Edge Analytics to optimize an existing process. But what if that process is out-of-date, or worse yet, wrong. Is your organization applying AI / ML to accelerate your organization's race to irrelevance? Here is a damning example of what can go wrong when an organization focuses on optimizing an existing flawed process.

Synamedia Acquires Utelly To Boost Synamedia Go's Content Discovery Capabilities


Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced the acquisition of Utelly, a UK-based privately-owned content discovery platform provider with products targeted at the entertainment industry. Its offerings include metadata aggregation, search and recommendations, as well as content management and a content promotion engine. Its SaaS-based technology is already pre-integrated with the Synamedia Go video platform and will now be embedded in the Go.Aggregate add-on pack to solve one of the major challenges viewers face: finding content across TV and apps on any screen. Utelly's technology achieves this through metadata aggregation, intelligent asset linking, AI and machine learning. By unifying data and using AI to enrich sparse data sets, Utelly provides customers with search and recommendations that enhance viewers' content discovery experiences.

How Automation Hero uses accurate AI to process documents


We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Before Dr. Alan Turing designed the first computer, people merely dreamed of intelligent machines that could read paperwork and do most of their grunge work for them. Science-fiction movies depict advanced software processing large amounts of documents to find hidden insights that save the day. Today this is available in real life from progressive-thinking software providers. One of them, San Francisco-based Automation Hero, today launched v6.0 of its Hero Platform, a SaaS service the company claims takes a quantum leap in OCR (optical character recognition) document-processing accuracy.

'Big Hero 6' sequel 'Baymax!' hits Disney on June 29th


Baymax!, the Disney sequel to 2014's Big Hero 6, will debut on June 29th. Disney shared the release date on Friday, alongside a new trailer showing the loveable healthcare robot from the film attempting to help the citizens of San Fransokyo. "In each of our six episodes, Baymax just wants to help someone--and a lot of times they don't want to be helped," said creator Don Hall. "He sets out to fix a physical issue that he's identified, and in the process, gets to a deeper, more emotional place and can be almost transformative in that role." Baymax! is the second Big Hero 6 sequel following Big Hero 6: The Series, a 2D animated show that ran for three seasons on the Disney Channel.

No Joke: Google's AI Is Smart Enough to Understand Your Humor


Google's natural language AI is smart enough to define jokes. The ability to understand the nuances of human language will lead to better and more natural interactions with machines. Google wants to educate people about the benefits of these kinds of AI smarts through upcoming devices like its Pixel 7. Amid a flurry of new hardware including the Pixel 7, the Pixel Buds Pro and a new Pixel Tablet, Google dropped one development at its I/O developer conference that went largely unnoticed: Its AI can now understand jokes. Jokes, sarcasm and humor require understanding the subtleties of language and human behavior. When a comedian says something sarcastic or controversial, usually the audience can discern the tone and know it's more of an exaggeration, something that's learned from years of human interaction.

Can artificial intelligence AI feel family love?


What role will artificial intelligence (AI) robots play in the future? In the industrial field, at home, at school, and on the battlefield, AI robots will play an auxiliary role for humans. AI will be a cook, a friend, a caregiver. People may feel'family love' like companion animals to AI robots. However, despite this, it is difficult to completely shake off the sense of alienation and fear of AI.

The most watched movies of the week: New releases and some unexpected classics


Wondering what everyone's been watching this week? Well, spring is in the air and so is action, action, action! Every week, the popularity of movies across streaming might be determined by promotions, star power, critic raves, social media buzz, good old-fashioned word of mouth, or a new addition to a beloved franchise. While the reasons may vary, you can't argue with the numbers that streaming aggregator Reelgood collected from hundreds of streaming services in the U.S. and UK. As it has for weeks, The Batman continues to reign supreme.

Replacing Humans with Artificial Intelligence: How AI is Taking Over Conventional Jobs


A few years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) was considered something only seen in science fiction movies and science textbooks. However now, AI has taken the world by storm. It has become an indispensable part of our lives in both the real and digital worlds. AI helps manage employee schedules by taking into account factors like workload, performance and other issues that may affect an employee's availability. AI can optimize each day based on these factors, saving time otherwise spent manually scheduling employees.

Understand your Algorithm with Grad-CAM


Is AI just a black box that we started trusting enough to drive cars, detect diseases, identify suspects just because of the hype? You may have heard of the Netflix documentary, Coded Bias (you can watch the film here). The film criticizes deep learning algorithms for their inherent biases; specifically their failure to detect dark-skinned and female faces. The film suggests that the solution to the problem is in government. To "push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all."