General Glen VanHerck, Commander of NORTHCOM and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), recently conducted a series of tests that delves into the precognitive abilities of AI. Called the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 (GIDE 3), it basically consists of global sensor networks, artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and cloud computing resources in the aim to achieve information dominance as well as decision-making superiority. Read more for a video and additional information.
Have you ever wondered how your cat is feeling, or what kind of mood they are in? The developers at Sylvester.AI did as well, and that’s why their team created an app that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to determine their mood. This software is also capable of examining a cat using their image and transmit potential conditions, like respiratory infections and skin issues. Read more for a video and additional information.
In the future, artificial intelligence could be used to train everything from robots to animals and even some basic human tasks. For example, Google’s DeepMind trained various reinforcement learning agents in parallel for 400,000 steps and then evaluated the most promising on a real robot. One of the tasks involved the precise insertion of a USB key stick a computer port. Read more for a video and additional information.
Deepfake videos are nothing new, especially on YouTube, but rarely do we discover the identity of the person behind a particular clip. One YouTuber who goes by “Shamook” announced in the comments section of a video that he has been hired at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic as a “Senior Facial Capture Artist”. Some of his most popular clips include Tarkin & Princess Leia in “Rogue One” as well as a more recent deepfake that de-ages Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in “The Mandalorian”. Read more for to see both videos.
StyleGAN2 may be one of the most well known face generator AI systems, but when using it, small details like facial hair and wrinkles did not move organically. These froze in the same spots, but with NVIDIA’s Alias-Freen GAN, all of these small details transform coherently, and the same applies when generating the morphs, or when images slowly shift from one to another. Read more for a video and additional information.
Microsoft’s BeachBot (“BB” for short) utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to learn how to better find cigarette butts, even if they’re partially buried in sand. Built by Edwin Bos and Martijn Lukaart of TechTics, along with students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, BeachBot features the first AI-based detection algorithm designed specifically sees strewn filters. Read more for a video and additional information.
Google DeepMind has just released high-quality AI predictions for the shape of every single protein in the human body, as well as for the proteins of 20 additional organisms that scientists rely on for their research. How so? Researchers used AlphaFold 2 to predict 350,000 protein structures belonging to humans as well as other organisms, and this could accelerate the discovery of new drugs to treat disease, alongside other applications. Read more for three videos and additional information.
Even drones designed for professionals don’t have the longest battery life, so whether it be shooting a movie scene or searching for survivors in an emergency situation, they need to be ultra precise. This means that obstacles, like windows, doors, rubble, etc., cannot deter them from reaching their intended destination. University of Zurich (UZH) researchers have developed an algorithm that can guide a quadrotor on the quickest trajectory possible. Read more for a video and additional information.
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An inventor named Ryder came up with the clever idea of installing an AI-powered sprinkler that can detect when people walk by and spray them with water if they get too close. Why would this be necessary? Well, apparently Ryder’s sidewalk was dug up by the city for no real reason, and with people walking on the dirt, there was no way grass can grow properly, thus this idea was born. Read more for a video and additional information.
We have seen the future of aimbots, and they use machine learning to send inputs to your controller whenever it sees a valid target. Players will not be required to do anything all you except for aiming in the general area with the machine doing the rest. Sure, similar aimbots may have existed in the past on the PC, but now, it also works on video game consoles, like the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and more. Read more for a video and additional information.