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AI Is Learning How To Build Its Own Video Game Worlds

A team of researchers from the University of Lyon, Purdue and Ubisoft have published a paper showing what may well be the future of creating video …

Gaming

This AI algorithm probably means the end of high-end art forgeries

In the mid-1900s, art historian Maurits Michel van Dantzig developed a system to identify artists by their brush or pen strokes, which he called Pictology. Dantzig found shape, length, direction, and pressure all contributed to a kind of stroke signature, unique to each artist.<p>New research with …

Artists

Big Data Mining in Business Intelligence against Analysis and Visualization in Information Architecture

What exactly is Big Data Mining in Business Intelligence against Analysis and Visualization in information architecture? Are they all the same?<p>Big …

Business Intelligence

Netflix Knows Some Very Strange Things About Public Viewing Habits

"Netflixing in Public"—the act of watching Netflix out in the world, not to be confused with "Netflix and chill"—is officially a thing. Ever since …

Netflix

Mastering the game of Go without human knowledge

Mastering the game of Go without human knowledge Silver et al., <i>Nature 2017</i><p>We already knew that AlphaGo could beat the best human players in the …

Deep Learning

Now computers are writing perfectly acceptable pop songs

<b>"Ugh," my dad used to grunt when I switched on Radio 1 . "This music sounds like it was written by a computer".</b><p>It's a criticism that's been levelled at synthpop for years. But what if it was true?<p>Taryn Southern, a YouTube star and content creator, has just released a song she wrote with the help of …

Artificial Intelligence

This artificial intelligence is designed to be mentally unstable

DABUS is a new type of AI that paves the way for smarter machines. Nothing new there - but this machine-learning system is different. DABUS, short …

Artificial Intelligence

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Transportation

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

We've finally created an AI network that's been decades in the making

A New Network<p>Despite all of the arguably worthwhile hype over artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial neural networks, current systems require …

Artificial Intelligence

The Amazing Ways Spotify Uses Big Data, AI And Machine Learning To Drive Business Success

Spotify, the largest on-demand music service in the world, has a history of pushing technological boundaries and using big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive success. The digital music company with more than 100 million users has been busy this year enhancing its service …

Amazing

Why tech giants are investing millions in AI that can play video games

Artificial intelligence researchers at Elon Musk’s OpenAI project recently made a big advance by winning a video game. Unlike recent AI victories …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

Adobe’s prototype AI tools let you instantly edit photos and videos

They’re just prototypes, but they show the power of AI to manipulate the visual world<p>Advances in artificial intelligence are making it easier than ever to seamlessly edit and manipulate photos and images. At <i>The Verge</i>, we’ve already talked about this quite a bit, but Adobe keeps on coming up with …

Adobe

Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.<p>The money comes from some big names in the media world, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) …

Startups

Google is teaching its AI how humans hug, cook, and fight

The artificial intelligence that will power future robots and content filters now has a new resource for understanding humans.<p>Google, which owns YouTube, announced on Oct. 19 a new dataset of film clips, designed to teach machines how humans move in the world. Called AVA, or “atomic visual …

Artificial Intelligence

Seeing One Example Of Merging Neutron Stars Raises Five Incredible Questions

On August 17th, both the light and the gravitational wave signals from inspiraling-and-merging neutron stars reached Earth, where both were detected, for the first time, by humans. The inspiral phase was seen for approximately 30 seconds in the LIGO and Virgo detectors, lasting more than 100 times …

Astrophysics

Google opens AVA dataset to help machines identify human actions in videos

Computer vision is emerging as a major boon for tech companies looking to bring machines up to speed and perform tasks hitherto only achievable by humans.<p>In the past few months alone, eBay has revealed big plans to roll out a new search feature that lets you use existing photos to find similar …

Artificial Intelligence

Netflix knows which video thumbnails you're likely to click

Have you noticed that Netflix's video thumbnails follow a familiar pattern? That's no accident -- in fact, the streaming giant has developed a whole process for choosing those pictures. In a fresh blog post, the company has revealed details of a testing system that determines the artwork you're …

Netflix

The BBC is turning to AI to improve its programming

The BBC wants to leverage machine learning to improve its online services and the programmes it commissions every year. Today, the broadcaster announced a five-year research partnership with eight universities from across the UK. Data scientists will help the best and brightest at the BBC set up …

Machine Learning

Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos

Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and quality controls), researchers are tackling the issue head on. In August, a team from MIT CSAIL unveiled …

Machine Learning

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Machine Learning