NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes

Imagine if you had the power to turn your old-school Microsoft Paint doodles into actual art. Well, NVIDIA's latest AI-driven software can do just that. The GauGAN image creator, named after the French post-Impressionist painter, uses generative adve...

Google Stadia can use AI to change a game’s art in real-time

Google's Stadia game streaming service isn't just using the cloud to make games playable anywhere -- it's also using the technology for some clever artistic tricks. A Style Transfer feature uses machine learning to apply art styles to the game world...

Fan uses AI to remaster ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ in HD

Unfortunately, you're highly unlikely to see an official remaster of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Its special effects were shot on video rather than added to film, making an already daunting remastering process that much more difficult -- and since i...

Google targets ads at gamers who don’t make in-app purchases

If you're one of the few mobile gamers who actually spend money on in-app purchases, you might begin to see fewer ads. While developers make most of their money with advertising, in some cases, ads hurt in-app purchases by disrupting the gameplay of...

Bob Ross Video Processed via DeepDream: Trippy Little Trees

Part of living in Colorado means dealing with potheads, and the fact that very nearly every corner of some cities has a dispensary. I think if you need to keep stoners clear from hanging out around your home or business, all you need do is play them this insane video, and they’ll think they’re having one bad trip.

What you’re about to watch is video of artist Bob Ross processed through the nightmare factory that is the DeepDream AI.  The machine learning algorithm turns Ross and his canvas into a trippy series of seals, dogs, and cats, and Bob’s afro looks like it has found a way into the Matrix. This may well haunt your nightmares; if the visuals aren’t enough, the creepy vocal processing will make your skin crawl.

I mean WTF is this, and why does my man Bob look like he has the face of one of those weird penguin creatures from the The Last Jedi where Luke milks a teat for green milk?

[via Geekologie]

Google is sharing a tool to keep your data anonymous from AI

Today, Google released TensorFlow Privacy, an open-source tool that will help keep your data anonymous, even as AI learns from it. The now-public code is based on differential privacy. That's what allows Gmail's Smart Reply to guess what you're going...

Website uses AI to create infinite fake faces

You might already know that AI can put real faces in implausible scenarios, but it's now clear that it can create faces that otherwise wouldn't exist. Developer Phillip Wang has created a website, ThisPersonDoesNotExist, that uses AI to generate a s...

Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows

Humans are inherently so lazy that they don’t have the time to find Waldo. This robot, on the other hand, finds Waldo with impressive speed and accuracy. There’s Waldo is a robotic system that was created specifically to point out the subject of interest in the Where’s Waldo? books.

Here’s how it works. The arm uses a camera to snap a photo, then uses OpenCV to find and extract faces. The faces are then sent to the Google Auto ML Vision service, which compares each one against the trained Waldo model. If a confident match of 95% or higher is found the robot arm is instructed to extend to the coordinates of the matching face and point at it. If there are multiple Waldos in a photo it will point to each one.

So it basically works like the human brain, except that we don’t need to consult Google to know what Waldo looks like. That means we are better. In your face, robot! The robot is faster than most humans though, finding Waldo in as little as 4.5 seconds.

It does a great job, but I have to wonder if you give it a book that doesn’t have Waldo in it, does it say, “Does not compute! Does not compute!” and then burst into flames? It’s a question I want to be answered.

[via Geekologie via Laughing Squid]

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