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Japanese Dance Troupe Collaborates with AI on Stage

In a Japanese production titled discrete figures, an AI dancer was projected on stage, joining a live dancer for a duet.

The show also presented a partly trained neural network that used recordings of audience members dancing as input data.

#pix2pixHD

# dance

# ai

# performance

Kraftwerk gets turned into an immersive AI generated space by Refik Anadol

Turkish artist Refik Anadol has taken over Berlin’s iconic nightclub Kraftwerk, turning its concrete rooms into an immersive ecosystem of ‘hallucinogenic’ AI-generated artworks.

 

#gan

# ai

# refikanadol

# deepdream

Amazon uses AI to predict context from search queries

Amazon researchers describe a system that predicts activities like “running” from queries like “Adidas men’s pants.”  It could help to improve the quality of search results on Amazon.com, which could enhance the overall Amazon shopping experience.

#amozon

#ai

#resaserch

#informationretrieval

Observation on Human Behavior to Train Robotic Arms

Recent paper from Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research shows the training of robotic arms through human demonstrations and CycleGAn.

#cyclegan

#robotics

#ai

#research

Tom White investigates how machines see

Tom White’s Perception Engines explores the probing ability of neural networks to create abstract images based on real world objects.

Deep Swam by Tega Brain

Neural Glitch is an experimentation on GANs by randomly entering deleting or exchanging their trained weights. The training models are based on pix2pix and pix2pixHD, while the custom architecture that the artist built yield the results of it.

#ai

# newmedia

# installation

# aiart

Airbus sends first AI assistant into space

Aeronautics company Airbus has successfully launched an AI assistant called CIMON into space.  The artificial intelligence system is the first to arrive on the International Space Station (ISS) and is powered by IBM‘s Watson supercomputer and overseen by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with Airbus.

#ISS

#aiassistant

#airbus

#ai

Google introduces 3D bounding boxes on 2D video frames with MediaPipe Objectron

MediaPipe Objectron’s extending prediction to 3D, allows one to capture an object’s size, position and orientation in the world, leading to a variety of applications in robotics, self-driving vehicles, image retrieval, and augmented reality.

#ai

#google

#computervison

#objectdetection

24h HOST - A cocktail party generated by a machine hosted by a human

Lauren Lee McCarthy’s 24h Host in collaboration with Casper Schipper creates a performance is a small party that lasts for 24 hours, driven by software that automates the event, embodied in human its’ human host.

#performance

# ai

# laurenmcarthy

Poetic AI by Ouchhh

Designed to be an immersive experience, the POETIC AI digital installation uses Artificial Intelligence in the visual creation process: the forms, light, and movement are generated by an algorithm that creates a unique and contemplative digital work.

#ouchhh

# ai

# gan

# exhibition

Dali Museum features a lifelike AI version of Dali himself

As part of the “Dali Lives” experience, the museum utilized machine learning software and a series of screens throughout its exhibition rooms to virtually resurrect the mustached artist.

#salvadordali

# ai

# installation

# faceswap

Stealing Ur Feelings - An interactive film on emotion recognition

Stealing Ur Feelings Is a machine learning-powered AR movie that knows how racist you are. Created by Noah Levenson .

The project aims to reveal how apps like Snapchat can utilize facial emotion recognition technology to secretly collect data about your emotions to make decisions about your life and promote inequalities.

#facialrecognition

# ai

# noahlevenson

# mozilla

AI helps autonomous vehicles to see outside the box

NVIDIA’s approach achieves pixel-level semantic and instance segmentation of a camera image using a single, multi-task learning deep neural network.  This approach enables us to train a panoptic segmentation DNN that understands the scene as a whole versus piecewise.

#dnn

# autonomousvehicles

# computervision

# nvidia

Neural Glitch by Mario Klingmann

Neural Glitch is an experimentation on GANs by randomly entering deleting or exchanging their trained weights. The training models are based on pix2pix and pix2pixHD, while the custom architecture that the artist built yield the results of it.

#pix2pix

# gan

# newmedia. marioklingemann

Living Archive by Wayne Mcgregor lets users create their own choreography with AI

Google Arts & Culture Lab collaborated with Wayne McGregor to turn his archive into a creative tool, using machine learning. The system lets users to select unique poses to create their own piece of choreography.

#google

# ai

# choreography

# waynemcgregor

GauGAN wins on two major SIGGRAPH awards

From amateur doodlers to leading digital artists, creators are coming out in droves to produce masterpieces with GauGAN. And the demo has been a smash hit at the SIGGRAPH professional graphics conference as well, winning both the “Best of Show” and “Audience Choice” awards at the conference’s Real Time Live competition.

#ai

# deeplearning

# NVDIA

# styletransfer

Uber’s Enhanced POET creates and solves AI agent training challenges

In a paper published the preprint server Arxiv.org, Uber researchers and OpenAI research scientist Jeff Clune describe an algorithm — Enhanced Paired Open-Ended Trailblazer (POET) — that’s open-ended, meaning it can generate its own stream of novel learning opportunities.

#uber

#poet

#ai

#research

NVIDIA researchers use AI to teach robots how to improve human-to-robot interactions

NVIDIA researchers in the Seattle AI Robotics Research Lab developed a human-to-robot handover method in which the robot meets the human halfway. The system, a proof of concept, results in more fluent handovers compared to previous approaches.

#nvidia

#robotics

#ai

#research

Universal Lego Sorter sorts various types of LEGO's using ML

The LEGO sorter uses convolutional neural network to learn to recognize LEGO parts by training on realistic 3D images.

The machine is created by 10.000 lego bricks powered by siy lego motors and nine server motors.

#lego

# robotics

# ai

# design

Cadaf Paris- New Media Art fair in Paris features AI and VR works

The Contemporary and Digital Art Fair (CADAF) is to launch a new fair in Paris this June coinciding with Vivatech (11-13 June), Europe’s largest technology conference, in an attempt to attract the tech crowd to this emerging and growing area of the art market.

#microsoft

# ai

# mixedreality

# research

Microsoft uses AI for heritage projects

Microsoft plans to use AI to preserve and celebrate traditional cultures. The $10m cultural heritage initiative will focus on finding ways to celebrate people, language, places and historic artifacts, the company says.

#microsoft

# ai

# mixedreality

# research

Rag & Bone Uses AI to Host a Dinner Party

Artificial Intelligence machine created by technologist Ross Goodwin was invited to the Dinner Party as a special guest.

The AI system captured point cloud data of the attendees using computer vision and a depth camera.

#ragbone

# ai

# performance

BBC uses AI to improve their media managment

BBC is one of the media companies that uses AI to improve their workflow regarding video compression, colorize their historical content, manage video resolutions and meta data. BBC’s GAN application is used to coloriye the historical content within the BBC libraries.

#deeplearning

# bbc

# gan

# r&d

IBM Watson uses AI to create better fan experience at the US Open

The “Ask the US Open” chat interface created for the the US Open app serves as the tournament’s virtual concierge, guiding patrons through the entirety of the fan experience. The chatbot created could be interacted with natural language and gives tips on “know before you go” to its users.

#ibmwatson

#ai

#chatbot

#nlp

Artist explores the dark side of AI in a group exhibition.

The exhibition of 13 artists, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, will include works about automation and machine bias. It explores the interrelations between humans, art and AI — the first of its kind in the US.

#ai

# exhibition

# aiart

# deyoungmuseum

Gene Kogan displays his recent work at Futurium, Berlin

Futurium presents 3 different installations from Gene Kogan including Sketch to Landscape, Style Transfer Mirror and Invisible Berlin.

#ai

# styletransfer

# futurium

# genekogan

Runway Palette lets users discover which colors top designer use

Built with Tensorflow, The Runway Palette lets you discover trends between 2015-2019. The interactive experiment looks over four years of fashion and almost 1,000 designers.

#google

#fashion

#tensorflow

Exquisite Corpus by Sougwen Chung

Weng’s performance installation Exquisite Corpus constructs a feedback loop between the human body, the machine body, and ecological bodies. Each thematic chapter showcases an evolving robotic behavior linked to the artist’s explorations of art and AI.

#sougwen

# aiart

# ai

# newmedia

Coral aims to enable AI without the cloud

Coral is a platform of hardware and software components from Google which enables to build devices with a local AI, enabling
hardware acceleration for neural networks.

#ai

#google

#coral

#aidevices

More efficient NLP model pre-training with ELECTRA

ELECTRA — Efficiently Learning an Encoder that Classifies Token Replacements Accurately — is a novel pre-training method that outperforms existing techniques given the same compute budget.

#google

#nlp

#electra

#ai

Cuberg Uses AI To Build Energy Dense, Lightweight Batteries

Cuberg is working on developing lighter, safer, more energy-dense batteries, and they’re using a machine learning platform developed by Aionics Technologies to do it faster. AI is used for chemical materials research division makes the process faster and efficient.

#ai

#batteries

#research

AI created music by Bjork and Microsoft

Björk has collaborated with Microsoft to create AI-generated music based on on the changing weather patterns and position of the sun.

Called ‘Kórsafn,’ which means ‘choir archive’ in Icelandic, the composition will be played continuously in the lobby of Sister City, a hotel in new york’s lower east side that opened in the spring of 2019.

#ai

# microsoft

# björk

# aimusic

Glisten Uses Computer Vision to Define Product Photos

Glisten is a new startup uses image to text networks to define the most important and detailed description of products in any photo.

#glisten

#imagetotext

#ai

#startup

Sony patents New AI Assistant for the PlayStation 5

A newly published patent from the World Intellectual Property Organization reveals that Sony is planning to research and develop an artificial intelligence assistant for its upcoming next-gen console, the PlayStation 5.

#ps5

#ai

#aiassistant

#sony

AI inspired fashion line by Acne Studios for Paris Fashion Week

Thousands of pieces from the Acne’s archive were fed into various neural networks and generative systems,where the final product was based on these amalgamated renderings.

#fashion

#ai

#gan

#acne

Google's live caption creates accessibility for video content

Google’s Live Caption, a new Android feature that automatically captions media playing on your phone. The captioning happens in real time, completely on-device, without using network resources, thus preserving privacy and lowering latency.

#recurrentneuralnetwork

# ai

# google

# livecaption

Accenture Interactive Launches Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence Solution to Tackle Elderly Loneliness

Memory Lane is being used by Accenture Interactive and Stockholm Exergi to address the challenges of elderly loneliness and provide an innovative social solution through machine learning algorithms.

#ai

#accenture

#rnn

Facebook Experiments With AI to Help Users to Pick Outfits

Fashion++ system by Facebook uses a deep image-generation neural network to recognize garments and offer suggestions on what to remove, add, or swap.

#facebook

#deepimagegeneration

#ai

#fashion

Japanese Dance Troupe Collaborates with AI on Stage

In a Japanese production titled discrete figures, an AI dancer was projected on stage, joining a live dancer for a duet.

The show also presented a partly trained neural network that used recordings of audience members dancing as input data.

#pix2pixHD

# dance

# ai

# performance

Gene Kogan displays his recent work at Futurium, Berlin

Futurium presents 3 different installations from Gene Kogan including Sketch to Landscape, Style Transfer Mirror and Invisible Berlin.

#ai

# styletransfer

# futurium

# genekogan

Neural Glitch by Mario Klingmann

Neural Glitch is an experimentation on GANs by randomly entering deleting or exchanging their trained weights. The training models are based on pix2pix and pix2pixHD, while the custom architecture that the artist built yield the results of it.

#pix2pix

# gan

# newmedia. marioklingemann

Amazon uses AI to predict context from search queries

Amazon researchers describe a system that predicts activities like “running” from queries like “Adidas men’s pants.”  It could help to improve the quality of search results on Amazon.com, which could enhance the overall Amazon shopping experience.

#amozon

#ai

#resaserch

#informationretrieval

Exquisite Corpus by Sougwen Chung

Weng’s performance installation Exquisite Corpus constructs a feedback loop between the human body, the machine body, and ecological bodies. Each thematic chapter showcases an evolving robotic behavior linked to the artist’s explorations of art and AI.

#sougwen

# aiart

# ai

# newmedia

GauGAN wins on two major SIGGRAPH awards

From amateur doodlers to leading digital artists, creators are coming out in droves to produce masterpieces with GauGAN. And the demo has been a smash hit at the SIGGRAPH professional graphics conference as well, winning both the “Best of Show” and “Audience Choice” awards at the conference’s Real Time Live competition.

#ai

# deeplearning

# NVDIA

# styletransfer

Tom White investigates how machines see

Tom White’s Perception Engines explores the probing ability of neural networks to create abstract images based on real world objects.

More efficient NLP model pre-training with ELECTRA

ELECTRA — Efficiently Learning an Encoder that Classifies Token Replacements Accurately — is a novel pre-training method that outperforms existing techniques given the same compute budget.

#google

#nlp

#electra

#ai

NVIDIA researchers use AI to teach robots how to improve human-to-robot interactions

NVIDIA researchers in the Seattle AI Robotics Research Lab developed a human-to-robot handover method in which the robot meets the human halfway. The system, a proof of concept, results in more fluent handovers compared to previous approaches.

#nvidia

#robotics

#ai

#research

Airbus sends first AI assistant into space

Aeronautics company Airbus has successfully launched an AI assistant called CIMON into space.  The artificial intelligence system is the first to arrive on the International Space Station (ISS) and is powered by IBM‘s Watson supercomputer and overseen by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with Airbus.

#ISS

#aiassistant

#airbus

#ai

AI created music by Bjork and Microsoft

Björk has collaborated with Microsoft to create AI-generated music based on on the changing weather patterns and position of the sun.

Called ‘Kórsafn,’ which means ‘choir archive’ in Icelandic, the composition will be played continuously in the lobby of Sister City, a hotel in new york’s lower east side that opened in the spring of 2019.

#ai

# microsoft

# björk

# aimusic

Cadaf Paris- New Media Art fair in Paris features AI and VR works

The Contemporary and Digital Art Fair (CADAF) is to launch a new fair in Paris this June coinciding with Vivatech (11-13 June), Europe’s largest technology conference, in an attempt to attract the tech crowd to this emerging and growing area of the art market.

#microsoft

# ai

# mixedreality

# research

24h HOST - A cocktail party generated by a machine hosted by a human

Lauren Lee McCarthy’s 24h Host in collaboration with Casper Schipper creates a performance is a small party that lasts for 24 hours, driven by software that automates the event, embodied in human its’ human host.

#performance

# ai

# laurenmcarthy

Sony patents New AI Assistant for the PlayStation 5

A newly published patent from the World Intellectual Property Organization reveals that Sony is planning to research and develop an artificial intelligence assistant for its upcoming next-gen console, the PlayStation 5.

#ps5

#ai

#aiassistant

#sony

Rag & Bone Uses AI to Host a Dinner Party

Artificial Intelligence machine created by technologist Ross Goodwin was invited to the Dinner Party as a special guest.

The AI system captured point cloud data of the attendees using computer vision and a depth camera.

#ragbone

# ai

# performance

Google's live caption creates accessibility for video content

Google’s Live Caption, a new Android feature that automatically captions media playing on your phone. The captioning happens in real time, completely on-device, without using network resources, thus preserving privacy and lowering latency.

#recurrentneuralnetwork

# ai

# google

# livecaption

IBM Watson uses AI to create better fan experience at the US Open

The “Ask the US Open” chat interface created for the the US Open app serves as the tournament’s virtual concierge, guiding patrons through the entirety of the fan experience. The chatbot created could be interacted with natural language and gives tips on “know before you go” to its users.

#ibmwatson

#ai

#chatbot

#nlp

Stealing Ur Feelings - An interactive film on emotion recognition

Stealing Ur Feelings Is a machine learning-powered AR movie that knows how racist you are. Created by Noah Levenson .

The project aims to reveal how apps like Snapchat can utilize facial emotion recognition technology to secretly collect data about your emotions to make decisions about your life and promote inequalities.

#facialrecognition

# ai

# noahlevenson

# mozilla

Facebook Experiments With AI to Help Users to Pick Outfits

Fashion++ system by Facebook uses a deep image-generation neural network to recognize garments and offer suggestions on what to remove, add, or swap.

#facebook

#deepimagegeneration

#ai

#fashion

AI helps autonomous vehicles to see outside the box

NVIDIA’s approach achieves pixel-level semantic and instance segmentation of a camera image using a single, multi-task learning deep neural network.  This approach enables us to train a panoptic segmentation DNN that understands the scene as a whole versus piecewise.

#dnn

# autonomousvehicles

# computervision

# nvidia

Kraftwerk gets turned into an immersive AI generated space by Refik Anadol

Turkish artist Refik Anadol has taken over Berlin’s iconic nightclub Kraftwerk, turning its concrete rooms into an immersive ecosystem of ‘hallucinogenic’ AI-generated artworks.

 

#gan

# ai

# refikanadol

# deepdream

Runway Palette lets users discover which colors top designer use

Built with Tensorflow, The Runway Palette lets you discover trends between 2015-2019. The interactive experiment looks over four years of fashion and almost 1,000 designers.

#google

#fashion

#tensorflow

Living Archive by Wayne Mcgregor lets users create their own choreography with AI

Google Arts & Culture Lab collaborated with Wayne McGregor to turn his archive into a creative tool, using machine learning. The system lets users to select unique poses to create their own piece of choreography.

#google

# ai

# choreography

# waynemcgregor

Observation on Human Behavior to Train Robotic Arms

Recent paper from Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research shows the training of robotic arms through human demonstrations and CycleGAn.

#cyclegan

#robotics

#ai

#research

Coral aims to enable AI without the cloud

Coral is a platform of hardware and software components from Google which enables to build devices with a local AI, enabling
hardware acceleration for neural networks.

#ai

#google

#coral

#aidevices

Uber’s Enhanced POET creates and solves AI agent training challenges

In a paper published the preprint server Arxiv.org, Uber researchers and OpenAI research scientist Jeff Clune describe an algorithm — Enhanced Paired Open-Ended Trailblazer (POET) — that’s open-ended, meaning it can generate its own stream of novel learning opportunities.

#uber

#poet

#ai

#research

Deep Swam by Tega Brain

Neural Glitch is an experimentation on GANs by randomly entering deleting or exchanging their trained weights. The training models are based on pix2pix and pix2pixHD, while the custom architecture that the artist built yield the results of it.

#ai

# newmedia

# installation

# aiart

Cuberg Uses AI To Build Energy Dense, Lightweight Batteries

Cuberg is working on developing lighter, safer, more energy-dense batteries, and they’re using a machine learning platform developed by Aionics Technologies to do it faster. AI is used for chemical materials research division makes the process faster and efficient.

#ai

#batteries

#research

Universal Lego Sorter sorts various types of LEGO's using ML

The LEGO sorter uses convolutional neural network to learn to recognize LEGO parts by training on realistic 3D images.

The machine is created by 10.000 lego bricks powered by siy lego motors and nine server motors.

#lego

# robotics

# ai

# design

Google introduces 3D bounding boxes on 2D video frames with MediaPipe Objectron

MediaPipe Objectron’s extending prediction to 3D, allows one to capture an object’s size, position and orientation in the world, leading to a variety of applications in robotics, self-driving vehicles, image retrieval, and augmented reality.

#ai

#google

#computervison

#objectdetection

Glisten Uses Computer Vision to Define Product Photos

Glisten is a new startup uses image to text networks to define the most important and detailed description of products in any photo.

#glisten

#imagetotext

#ai

#startup

Microsoft uses AI for heritage projects

Microsoft plans to use AI to preserve and celebrate traditional cultures. The $10m cultural heritage initiative will focus on finding ways to celebrate people, language, places and historic artifacts, the company says.

#microsoft

# ai

# mixedreality

# research

Poetic AI by Ouchhh

Designed to be an immersive experience, the POETIC AI digital installation uses Artificial Intelligence in the visual creation process: the forms, light, and movement are generated by an algorithm that creates a unique and contemplative digital work.

#ouchhh

# ai

# gan

# exhibition

AI inspired fashion line by Acne Studios for Paris Fashion Week

Thousands of pieces from the Acne’s archive were fed into various neural networks and generative systems,where the final product was based on these amalgamated renderings.

#fashion

#ai

#gan

#acne

BBC uses AI to improve their media managment

BBC is one of the media companies that uses AI to improve their workflow regarding video compression, colorize their historical content, manage video resolutions and meta data. BBC’s GAN application is used to coloriye the historical content within the BBC libraries.

#deeplearning

# bbc

# gan

# r&d

Dali Museum features a lifelike AI version of Dali himself

As part of the “Dali Lives” experience, the museum utilized machine learning software and a series of screens throughout its exhibition rooms to virtually resurrect the mustached artist.

#salvadordali

# ai

# installation

# faceswap

Accenture Interactive Launches Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence Solution to Tackle Elderly Loneliness

Memory Lane is being used by Accenture Interactive and Stockholm Exergi to address the challenges of elderly loneliness and provide an innovative social solution through machine learning algorithms.

#ai

#accenture

#rnn

Artist explores the dark side of AI in a group exhibition.

The exhibition of 13 artists, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, will include works about automation and machine bias. It explores the interrelations between humans, art and AI — the first of its kind in the US.

#ai

# exhibition

# aiart

# deyoungmuseum

Japanese Dance Troupe Collaborates with AI on Stage

In a Japanese production titled discrete figures, an AI dancer was projected on stage, joining a live dancer for a duet.

The show also presented a partly trained neural network that used recordings of audience members dancing as input data.

#pix2pixHD

# dance

# ai

# performance

AI helps autonomous vehicles to see outside the box

NVIDIA’s approach achieves pixel-level semantic and instance segmentation of a camera image using a single, multi-task learning deep neural network.  This approach enables us to train a panoptic segmentation DNN that understands the scene as a whole versus piecewise.

#dnn

# autonomousvehicles

# computervision

# nvidia

Gene Kogan displays his recent work at Futurium, Berlin

Futurium presents 3 different installations from Gene Kogan including Sketch to Landscape, Style Transfer Mirror and Invisible Berlin.

#ai

# styletransfer

# futurium

# genekogan

Kraftwerk gets turned into an immersive AI generated space by Refik Anadol

Turkish artist Refik Anadol has taken over Berlin’s iconic nightclub Kraftwerk, turning its concrete rooms into an immersive ecosystem of ‘hallucinogenic’ AI-generated artworks.

 

#gan

# ai

# refikanadol

# deepdream

Neural Glitch by Mario Klingmann

Neural Glitch is an experimentation on GANs by randomly entering deleting or exchanging their trained weights. The training models are based on pix2pix and pix2pixHD, while the custom architecture that the artist built yield the results of it.

#pix2pix

# gan

# newmedia. marioklingemann

Runway Palette lets users discover which colors top designer use

Built with Tensorflow, The Runway Palette lets you discover trends between 2015-2019. The interactive experiment looks over four years of fashion and almost 1,000 designers.

#google

#fashion

#tensorflow

Amazon uses AI to predict context from search queries

Amazon researchers describe a system that predicts activities like “running” from queries like “Adidas men’s pants.”  It could help to improve the quality of search results on Amazon.com, which could enhance the overall Amazon shopping experience.

#amozon

#ai

#resaserch

#informationretrieval

Living Archive by Wayne Mcgregor lets users create their own choreography with AI

Google Arts & Culture Lab collaborated with Wayne McGregor to turn his archive into a creative tool, using machine learning. The system lets users to select unique poses to create their own piece of choreography.

#google

# ai

# choreography

# waynemcgregor

Exquisite Corpus by Sougwen Chung

Weng’s performance installation Exquisite Corpus constructs a feedback loop between the human body, the machine body, and ecological bodies. Each thematic chapter showcases an evolving robotic behavior linked to the artist’s explorations of art and AI.

#sougwen

# aiart

# ai

# newmedia

Observation on Human Behavior to Train Robotic Arms

Recent paper from Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research shows the training of robotic arms through human demonstrations and CycleGAn.

#cyclegan

#robotics

#ai

#research

GauGAN wins on two major SIGGRAPH awards

From amateur doodlers to leading digital artists, creators are coming out in droves to produce masterpieces with GauGAN. And the demo has been a smash hit at the SIGGRAPH professional graphics conference as well, winning both the “Best of Show” and “Audience Choice” awards at the conference’s Real Time Live competition.

#ai

# deeplearning

# NVDIA

# styletransfer

Coral aims to enable AI without the cloud

Coral is a platform of hardware and software components from Google which enables to build devices with a local AI, enabling
hardware acceleration for neural networks.

#ai

#google

#coral

#aidevices

Tom White investigates how machines see

Tom White’s Perception Engines explores the probing ability of neural networks to create abstract images based on real world objects.

Uber’s Enhanced POET creates and solves AI agent training challenges

In a paper published the preprint server Arxiv.org, Uber researchers and OpenAI research scientist Jeff Clune describe an algorithm — Enhanced Paired Open-Ended Trailblazer (POET) — that’s open-ended, meaning it can generate its own stream of novel learning opportunities.

#uber

#poet

#ai

#research

More efficient NLP model pre-training with ELECTRA

ELECTRA — Efficiently Learning an Encoder that Classifies Token Replacements Accurately — is a novel pre-training method that outperforms existing techniques given the same compute budget.

#google

#nlp

#electra

#ai

Deep Swam by Tega Brain

Neural Glitch is an experimentation on GANs by randomly entering deleting or exchanging their trained weights. The training models are based on pix2pix and pix2pixHD, while the custom architecture that the artist built yield the results of it.

#ai

# newmedia

# installation

# aiart

NVIDIA researchers use AI to teach robots how to improve human-to-robot interactions

NVIDIA researchers in the Seattle AI Robotics Research Lab developed a human-to-robot handover method in which the robot meets the human halfway. The system, a proof of concept, results in more fluent handovers compared to previous approaches.

#nvidia

#robotics

#ai

#research

Cuberg Uses AI To Build Energy Dense, Lightweight Batteries

Cuberg is working on developing lighter, safer, more energy-dense batteries, and they’re using a machine learning platform developed by Aionics Technologies to do it faster. AI is used for chemical materials research division makes the process faster and efficient.

#ai

#batteries

#research

Airbus sends first AI assistant into space

Aeronautics company Airbus has successfully launched an AI assistant called CIMON into space.  The artificial intelligence system is the first to arrive on the International Space Station (ISS) and is powered by IBM‘s Watson supercomputer and overseen by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with Airbus.

#ISS

#aiassistant

#airbus

#ai

Universal Lego Sorter sorts various types of LEGO's using ML

The LEGO sorter uses convolutional neural network to learn to recognize LEGO parts by training on realistic 3D images.

The machine is created by 10.000 lego bricks powered by siy lego motors and nine server motors.

#lego

# robotics

# ai

# design

AI created music by Bjork and Microsoft

Björk has collaborated with Microsoft to create AI-generated music based on on the changing weather patterns and position of the sun.

Called ‘Kórsafn,’ which means ‘choir archive’ in Icelandic, the composition will be played continuously in the lobby of Sister City, a hotel in new york’s lower east side that opened in the spring of 2019.

#ai

# microsoft

# björk

# aimusic

Google introduces 3D bounding boxes on 2D video frames with MediaPipe Objectron

MediaPipe Objectron’s extending prediction to 3D, allows one to capture an object’s size, position and orientation in the world, leading to a variety of applications in robotics, self-driving vehicles, image retrieval, and augmented reality.

#ai

#google

#computervison

#objectdetection

Cadaf Paris- New Media Art fair in Paris features AI and VR works

The Contemporary and Digital Art Fair (CADAF) is to launch a new fair in Paris this June coinciding with Vivatech (11-13 June), Europe’s largest technology conference, in an attempt to attract the tech crowd to this emerging and growing area of the art market.

#microsoft

# ai

# mixedreality

# research

Glisten Uses Computer Vision to Define Product Photos

Glisten is a new startup uses image to text networks to define the most important and detailed description of products in any photo.

#glisten

#imagetotext

#ai

#startup

24h HOST - A cocktail party generated by a machine hosted by a human

Lauren Lee McCarthy’s 24h Host in collaboration with Casper Schipper creates a performance is a small party that lasts for 24 hours, driven by software that automates the event, embodied in human its’ human host.

#performance

# ai

# laurenmcarthy

Microsoft uses AI for heritage projects

Microsoft plans to use AI to preserve and celebrate traditional cultures. The $10m cultural heritage initiative will focus on finding ways to celebrate people, language, places and historic artifacts, the company says.

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Sony patents New AI Assistant for the PlayStation 5

A newly published patent from the World Intellectual Property Organization reveals that Sony is planning to research and develop an artificial intelligence assistant for its upcoming next-gen console, the PlayStation 5.

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Poetic AI by Ouchhh

Designed to be an immersive experience, the POETIC AI digital installation uses Artificial Intelligence in the visual creation process: the forms, light, and movement are generated by an algorithm that creates a unique and contemplative digital work.

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Rag & Bone Uses AI to Host a Dinner Party

Artificial Intelligence machine created by technologist Ross Goodwin was invited to the Dinner Party as a special guest.

The AI system captured point cloud data of the attendees using computer vision and a depth camera.

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AI inspired fashion line by Acne Studios for Paris Fashion Week

Thousands of pieces from the Acne’s archive were fed into various neural networks and generative systems,where the final product was based on these amalgamated renderings.

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BBC uses AI to improve their media managment

BBC is one of the media companies that uses AI to improve their workflow regarding video compression, colorize their historical content, manage video resolutions and meta data. BBC’s GAN application is used to coloriye the historical content within the BBC libraries.

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Google's live caption creates accessibility for video content

Google’s Live Caption, a new Android feature that automatically captions media playing on your phone. The captioning happens in real time, completely on-device, without using network resources, thus preserving privacy and lowering latency.

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Dali Museum features a lifelike AI version of Dali himself

As part of the “Dali Lives” experience, the museum utilized machine learning software and a series of screens throughout its exhibition rooms to virtually resurrect the mustached artist.

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IBM Watson uses AI to create better fan experience at the US Open

The “Ask the US Open” chat interface created for the the US Open app serves as the tournament’s virtual concierge, guiding patrons through the entirety of the fan experience. The chatbot created could be interacted with natural language and gives tips on “know before you go” to its users.

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Accenture Interactive Launches Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence Solution to Tackle Elderly Loneliness

Memory Lane is being used by Accenture Interactive and Stockholm Exergi to address the challenges of elderly loneliness and provide an innovative social solution through machine learning algorithms.

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#rnn

Stealing Ur Feelings - An interactive film on emotion recognition

Stealing Ur Feelings Is a machine learning-powered AR movie that knows how racist you are. Created by Noah Levenson .

The project aims to reveal how apps like Snapchat can utilize facial emotion recognition technology to secretly collect data about your emotions to make decisions about your life and promote inequalities.

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Artist explores the dark side of AI in a group exhibition.

The exhibition of 13 artists, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, will include works about automation and machine bias. It explores the interrelations between humans, art and AI — the first of its kind in the US.

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Facebook Experiments With AI to Help Users to Pick Outfits

Fashion++ system by Facebook uses a deep image-generation neural network to recognize garments and offer suggestions on what to remove, add, or swap.

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