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AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close.<p>Researcher Qifeng Chen of Stanford and Intel fed his AI system 5,000 photos from German streets. Then, with some human help it can build slightly blurry made-up scenes. The image at the top of this article …

The Power of Persuasion: 6 Ways to Get Your Way

Not too long ago, I taught a course at the University of Toronto titled the "Psychology of Persuasion." I believed the course was worthwhile not to …

8 Things the 1% Do That the 99% Doesn't | Inc.com

Success is not a coincidence. It is achieved on purpose.<p>The difference between what makes some people successful and others not successful is that the highly accomplished have learned to do what the majority of people do not.<p>Let's look at the 8 top things they do that set them apart from all the …

Self-improvement

Even for child abusers, confessional confidentiality is sacrosanct

As a Catholic, I fear the call to criminalise priests violates a safe space that embodies the fundamental Christian belief that we can all be forgiven<p>In the movie I Confess, Montgomery Clift plays a priest who refuses to break the secrecy of the confessional, even though his silence puts his own …

Christianity

My fellow authors are too busy chasing prizes to write about what matters

There are at least two reasons why almost every anglophone novelist feels compelled to get as near the Booker prize as they can. The first is because it looms over them and follows them around in the way Guy de Maupassant said the Eiffel Tower follows you everywhere when you’re in Paris. “To escape …

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