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Nvidia's latest AI tech translates text into landscape images


Nvidia today detailed an AI system called GauGAN2, the successor to its GauGAN model, that lets users create lifelike landscape images that don't exist. Combining techniques like segmentation mapping, inpainting, and text-to-image generation in a single tool, GauGAN2 is designed to create photorealistic art with a mix of words and drawings. "Compared to state-of-the-art models specifically for text-to-image or segmentation map-to-image applications, the neural network behind GauGAN2 produces a greater variety and higher-quality of images," Isha Salian, a member of Nvidia's corporate communications team, wrote in a blog post. "Rather than needing to draw out every element of an imagined scene, users can enter a brief phrase to quickly generate the key features and theme of an image, such as a snow-capped mountain range. This starting point can then be customized with sketches to make a specific mountain taller or add a couple of trees in the foreground, or clouds in the sky."



「sunset at a beach(ビーチの夕日)」や「mountains next to a lake(湖畔の山)」といった短い文章を入力するだけで瞬時にリアルな画像を作るAI「GauGAN2」を、大手半導体メーカー・NVIDIAの研究機関であるNVIDIA Researchが開発しました。GauGAN2のデモサイトも公開されているので、実際に使ってみてわずか数語の説明からどのような画像を生成するのかを確かめてみました。

NVIDIA's AI Creates Realistic Photos Based Only on Text Descriptions


NVIDIA's GauGAN2 artificial intelligence (AI) can now use simple written phrases to generate a fitting photorealistic image. The deep-learning model is able to craft different scenes in just three or four words. GauGAN is NVIDIA's AI program that was used to turn simple doodles into photorealistic masterpieces in 2019, a technology that was eventually turned into the NVIDIA Canvas app earlier this year. Now NVIDIA has advanced the AI even further to where it only needs a brief description in order to generate a "photo." NVIDIA says that the deep learning model behind GauGAH allows anyone to make beautiful scenes, and now it's even easier than it ever has been.

Ninetieth. Beach


Even in this one miserably written sentence AI can probably help and tell us who from ninetieth at World Wide Web and who after. Same like asking you what channels you loved at RC or IRC more suitable for me at least. Believe it or not even then already bots and robots sometimes manage a few chats. Soon won't be a work for coders It not mean's that "coder's"/programmer will lose there jobs.

AI (Artificial Intelligence) Words You Need To Know


In 1956, John McCarthy setup a ten-week research project at Dartmouth University that was focused on a new concept he called "artificial intelligence." The event included many of the researchers who would become giants in the emerging field, like Marvin Minsky, Nathaniel Rochester, Allen Newell, O.G. Selfridge, Raymond Solomonoff, and Claude Shannon. Yet the reaction to the phrase artificial intelligence was mixed. Did it really explain the technology? Was there a better way to word it?

The Best Time-Loop Story Out There Is on the PS5


On paper, Deathloop sounds like another entry in the seemingly endless parade of games, movies, and TV shows about time loops--a period of time that repeats again and again and again, until our hero can figure out how to reset the flow of time and move forward once again. Much has been written about the ubiquity of these stories: There's Russian Doll, Happy Death Day, Palm Springs, and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, to name only a few recent, well-known examples. A glut of time loop games from over the last half decade include titles as diverse asThe Sexy Brutale, Outer Wilds, Minit, Elsinore, and Gnosia, among those most acclaimed. This year in particular is stacked with games in which players must return to the same time and place ad infinitum, from Returnal to 12 Minutes and The Forgotten City. Time loops stories are clearly in vogue right now, but they aren't new.

Sometimes ethical AI can be achieved by a slight change in perspective


The Barcelona city website's blog discusses how the city is implementing artificial intelligence in a way that protects health and safety while also protecting citizens' rights. Each of these projects is highly valuable, but the third project stood out to me for its novelty. The city needed to ensure that its beaches were not overcrowded. They could have used an AI facial recognition algorithm to scan the faces of every person who entered a beach. Instead, they used thermal image processing to assess which parts of the beach were full.

Karol Markowicz: Biden's at the beach as crises mount and our cheerleader media shrugs

FOX News

'Outnumbered' panel discusses the multiple crises including the Afghanistan drone strike and border surge that could define Biden's presidency After yet another weekend out of sight, Americans should be wondering if our president even wants the job. Joe Biden's campaign was famous for calling early "lids," that is sending his traveling press home for the day before the day was even half over. Campaigns are normally furiously busy events known for crushing schedules and exhausting programming. His was a mellow affair, mostly done on a video feed from his home. The official excuse was COVID-19 and while it certainly made sense that a then-77 year old man might be concerned about catching the virus and would therefore limit his in-person exposure, it didn't make sense that even his remote events were extremely limited and rare.

I'm sorry Dave I'm afraid I invented that: Australian court finds AI systems can be recognised under patent law

The Guardian

An artificial intelligence system is capable of being an "inventor" under Australian patent law, the federal court has ruled, in a decision that could have wider intellectual property implications. University of Surrey professor Ryan Abbott has launched more than a dozen patent applications across the globe, including in the UK, US, New Zealand and Australia, on behalf of US-based Dr Stephen Thaler. They seek to have Thaler's artificial intelligence device known as Dabus (a device for the autonomous bootstrapping of unified sentience) listed as the inventor. The applications claimed Dabus, which is made up of artificial neural networks, invented an emergency warning light and a type of food container, among other inventions. Several countries, including Australia, had rejected the applications, stating a human must be named the inventor.

This little robot is cleaning up our beaches, one cigarette butt at a time


The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, convenes the Friends of Ocean Action, a coalition of leaders working together to protect the seas. From a programme with the Indonesian government to cut plastic waste entering the sea to a global plan to track illegal fishing, the Friends are pushing for new solutions.