"The second Virtual Beings Summit is being held today at the United Talent Agency Theater in Beverly Hills, L.A. The one-day event features demos and presentations by a range of top professionals in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector." << The bullshit factor is very high! Investment banker & Marketing people screaming AI, argh..
"At Replica, we’ve developed an AI that can replicate the human voice with a few minutes of speech": https://blog.usejournal.com/introducing-replica-studios-5afbb4455818
"You can train an AI to fake UN speeches in just 13 hours": https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613645/ai-fake-news-deepfakes-misinformation-united-nations/ https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.01946 #Generative #ML #Creativity
Human Settlements in a Digital Universe: The No Man’s Sky Archaeological Project: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/blog/2019/09/no-mans-sky/ #Generative #Games
A public university has an official archeology program for the content of a game which generates all its content with procedural algorithms. Sisyphus and all other disillusion masochists would be very proud of these "scientists".
The USPTO wants to know if artificial intelligence can own the content it creates: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20961788/us-government-ai-copyright-patent-trademark-office-notice-artificial-intelligence #Generative #ML #Creativity #Bots
Deezer source separation library including pretrained models: https://deezer.io/releasing-spleeter-deezer-r-d-source-separation-engine-2b88985e797e code: https://github.com/deezer/spleeter #Generative #ML #Music
James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/afm-james-dean-reborn-cgi-vietnam-war-action-drama-1252703 #Generative #Art
Commentary: CGI James Dean Provokes Backlash, But Animated Characters Based On Actors Are Nothing New: https://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/cgi-james-dean-provokes-backlash-but-animated-characters-based-on-actors-are-nothing-new-182044.html
GPT-2: 1.5B Release: https://openai.com/blog/gpt-2-1-5b-release/ Reading the following made me really question the sanity of these researchers and/or humanity. Comedy Bullshit Alarm!
"Our partners found that extremist groups can use GPT-2 for misuse, specifically by fine-tuning GPT-2 models on four ideological positions: white supremacy, Marxism, jihadist Islamism, and anarchism. CTEC demonstrated that it’s possible to create models that can generate synthetic propaganda for these ideologies."
Deepfakes Paranoia Considered Pointless: https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/deepfakes-paranoia-considered-pointless #Generative #ML #Politics
Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material: http://news.mit.edu/2019/fractal-patterns-quantum-1016 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12502-0 #Generative