Shiva Kumar

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5 things you could soon do with reversible emoji

The Unicode Consortium, aka the folks who decide what emoji end up on your smartphone, added a proposal to its 2018 emoji list for a mechanism that …

A.I. bots just dropped a black metal album that will make your head explode

We tend to think of robots as suitable for repetitious and mundane mechanical tasks, and that creative endeavors like art or music are things only …

What we’ve learned about the North Korean soldier whose daring escape was caught on video

As the 24-year-old in the Korean demilitarized zone ran from his vehicle, his fellow soldiers came in pursuit, firing more than 40 rounds at him. He was hit at least five times — but clung to life as he kept crawling south.<p>He was found bleeding in a pile of leaves by South Korean soldiers and …

North Korea

All of these faces are fake celebrities spawned by AI

New research from Nvidia uses artificial intelligence to generate high-res fake celebs<p>One of the more unexpected outcomes of the contemporary AI boom is just how good these systems are at generating fake imagery. The latest example comes from chipmaker Nvidia, which published a paper showing how AI …

Neural network gives your phone 'DSLR-quality' photos

You can buy a Pixel phone if you want AI to enhance your photos every time you press the shutter button, and services like Google Photos use AI for minor fixes and clever effects. But what if you wish your photos looked like they were taken with a much better camera? Scientists might have an …

Mobile Photography

A sexbot that jokes with your kids?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Technology is making the world a better place.<p>This, quite naturally, includes your home.<p>You can tell a smart speaker that's discreetly sitting across the room what to do. You can even turn on the lights …

This AI draws pretty good looking anime characters based on your input

Sketching up anime characters could be quite an intricate process – especially for amateurs. But thanks to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, soon there might be AI-powered assistants that can help you doodle your own anime renders.<p>Researchers from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon …

Artificial Intelligence

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live have a porn bot spam problem

It’s midnight and I’m watching <i>Ozark</i> on Netflix — as one does in the middle of the night when sleep is evasive — when I see three messages pop up on …

Internet

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Grand Theft Auto

Developers vs the industry: 15 ideas about the future of games

Earlier this month, the Bafta video game awards seemed to show an industry in rude health, with innovative indie titles sharing the honours with …

Sony open to letting indie devs charge for early access to PS4 games

Sony is open to the idea of letting indie developers charge for early access to unfinished PlayStation 4 games, reports <i>Joystiq</i>. According to Sony America’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes, the company would "absolutely support" buy-in alphas, so long as they don’t "have any bugs …