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Running Car ‘Faces’ Through An AI Face-Processing Algorithm Is Amazing And Terrifying

You may have heard recently about a new AI algorithm designed to extrapolate what a face looks like from really poor-quality, low-resolution sources, called Face Depixelizer. The tool is pretty remarkable in how incredibly naturalistic the resulting faces that it generates look, though if we’re honest what you’ve…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This AI Image-Style Tool Is A Fun Way To Play With Your Car Pics

Artificial intelligence is useful for many things: Spying on us, giving Elon Musk nightmares, and making pretend soldiers and monsters in video games try to kill you. But can it help you waste time with pictures of your cars? I’m happy to answer that, yes, friends, it can. With something called Deepart.io.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Westworld Finale Whiffed It Hard

Turns out while violent pleasures have violent ends, Westworld’s season three finale was a violent end that had very little pleasure in it. That is, if you were hoping for something more than a basic sci-fi action flick. It turns out everything the show has been building up these past seven episodes is nothing much […]

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The Westworld Finale Whiffed It Hard

Turns out while violent pleasures have violent ends, Westworld’s season three finale was a violent end that had very little pleasure in it. That is, if you were hoping for something more than a basic sci-fi action flick. It turns out everything the show has been building up these past seven episodes is nothing much […]

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Westworld’s 25 Biggest ‘Holy Shit’ Moments By Episode (So Far)

The return of Westworld is nearly here—and while io9 already has a very handy guide to quickly get you up to speed so you can dive right into season three, we also wanted to look back at the most shocking, most monumentally plot-shifting, and otherwise intensely memorable moments of the show so far.Read more… Continue […]

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U.S. Military Adopts New Ethics Guidelines For Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. military has adopted new ethics guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in its futuristic robot tanks and smart weapons systems, according to a new press release by the U.S. Department of Defense. And at least one outside expert is actually impressed with the result, provided the Pentagon adheres to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Amazon introduces AI music-making keyboard, AWS DeepComposer

Amazon has introduced its latest innovation, the AWS DeepComposer. “A musical keyboard powered by AI,” the DeepComposer will be the world’s first machine learning-enabled keyboard and will assist developers of all skill levels in creating music. As of late, the tech giant has moved heavily into its expansion of music industry-related endeavors—launching Intersect Festival and […]

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Let This AI Show You How to Begin Your Novel

It must be the future, because I’m taking writing advice from a computer. I’ve always been a fan of Janelle Shane’s AI experiments, because they’re adorably goofy, like the computer is just starting to learn the ways of human language, or concepts like recipes or colors. But her latest creation writes beginning…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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AI Masters StarCraft II, Ranked Higher Than 99.8% Of Human Players

DeepMind’s AlphaStar artificial intelligence was recently put to work trying to master the real-time complexities of Blizzard’s StarCraft II. Which it successfully managed in just over six weeks, becoming the first non-human to reach the rank of Grandmaster in the game.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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See How AI Stereotypes You

Computers think they know who you are. Artificial intelligence algorithms can recognize objects from images, even faces. But we rarely get a peek under the hood of facial recognition algorithms. Now, with ImageNet Roulette, we can watch an AI jump to conclusions. Some of its guesses are funny, others…racist.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Sexting With A Robot Is Just About As Weird As You’d Expect

Does anyone remember Cleverbot, the sort-of-not-really AI that you could sort-of-not-really have a conversation with? It was really popular around the time I was sitting my Italian exam at university, circa 2011. I know this because I asked it if it could help me learn Italian, and it replied: “pizza, pizza, spaghetti…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Google’s DeepMind AI Takes Down Human Players In Quake III’s Capture The Flag Mode

Google’s DeepMind AI lab has been hard at work creating programs to take on human players across a variety of games these last few years. In 2016 its AlphaGo beat the best Go player in the world. Earlier this year, its Alpha Star defeated two middle-tier pros at StarCraft II. Now it’s learning to win […]

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You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations

If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” and your Echo speaker or other […]

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Find Out If Your Photo Is In This AI Training Dataset

Facial recognition systems are everywhere, from security cameras that try to spot criminals to the way Snapchat finds your face to put bunny ears on it. Computers need a lot of data to be able to learn how to recognize faces, and some of it comes from Flickr. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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