AI

    • Happy 40th Birthday, Pac-Man

      Happy 40th Birthday, Pac-Man

      Forty years ago Friday the most popular video game of all time was released. Today, the game has been born again, this time the result of an artificial intelligence model undertaken by Nvidia Research. And it was accomplished without an underlying game engine, the standard procedure for designing such games, but rather by training a neural network by having it "watch" 50,000 hours of the original game.

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    • Meet the AI jukebox that creates songs

      Meet the AI jukebox that creates songs

      OpenAI, an independent research organisation aimed at developing “friendly AI,” has been cranking out a lot of impressive work over the past few months. The organisation, for example, recently provided the source code for the language generating tool, Talk to Transformer. Now, OpenAI is adding to its repertoire of AI tools, Jukebox: An AI that generates raw audio of genre-specific songs.

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    • Nuclear fusion might be solved thanks to cutting-edge AI

      Nuclear fusion might be solved thanks to cutting-edge AI

      Scientists believe the world will see it’s first working thermonuclear fusion reactor by the year 2025, mostly in the face of ITER - the international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject. That’s a tall order in short form, however, especially when you consider that fusion has been “almost here” for nearly a century.

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    • New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

      New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

      Since the coronavirus pandemic has put many countries on lockdown, video streaming has become a more popular activity for many people. But the increased audience has also made bandwidths suffer and video quality has, in consequence, diminished. As a result, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others recently confirmed that they will be downgrading the video resolution for viewers in order to keep the servers free from overloading.

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