Stuntmen face the last act as technology comes to replace them

Stuntmen face the last act as technology comes to replace them

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are increasingly few areas of work and society that technology isn’t influencing, and even stuntmen aren’t immune.   A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system has been used to create computer animated stuntmen that could make action movies cooler than before. Researchers at University of...

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An AI just wrote, directed and produced its own appalling film, but it’s the future

An AI just wrote, directed and produced its own appalling film, but it’s the future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today AI’s that are involved in film production are, for the most part, really awful, but over time they’ll improve and one day they’ll go head to head with the best human directors.   Benjamin is a genius who may have created a film that’s...

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Creative AI’s generate video from plain text

Creative AI’s generate video from plain text

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine not being able to program or code, but still being able to write a description or a script and have an AI create an HD image or video of it for you, this is the technology that’s now arriving.   In 2016 an Artificial...

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Nvidia’s newest AI is creating scarily realistic photos of fake celebrities

Nvidia’s newest AI is creating scarily realistic photos of fake celebrities

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial Intelligence is getting more creative and better at creating realistic images and photos that fool even the most cynical experts, and it will bring about a new era in content creation.   One of the more unexpected outcomes of today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution...

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Doodle a face and watch this AI image generator make it look more “Human”

Doodle a face and watch this AI image generator make it look more “Human”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI gets its proverbial head around creating synthetic content the field’s now starting to accelerate, and fast.   Machine Learning is, perhaps, the most common platform for existing Artificial Intelligence (AI) networks. The basic idea is that an AI can be taught to reach its own...

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Clinton, Obama and Trump just endorsed a scarily accurate AI mimic

Clinton, Obama and Trump just endorsed a scarily accurate AI mimic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence is gaining new skills all the time, and now it’s creating scarily accurate impressions of celebrities.   The Lyre Bird is a unique bird that lives in the Amazon Rainforest because it’s especially skilled at copying the sound of its surroundings. It’s so...

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Neural networks can now transfer the style of one photo to another

Neural networks can now transfer the style of one photo to another

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see continue to see the rise of new types of synthetic content and tools style transfer could one day help us create new games and videos faster.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we continue...

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Bach lives again, in AI form

Bach lives again, in AI form

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to emulate human skills and talents isn’t easy – even for humans – but increasingly AI is muscling in on what we once considered to be unique human traits.   Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing parking its caravan on humanity’s lawn. Traits that we...

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Google’s Project Magenta wants to be a musician

Google’s Project Magenta wants to be a musician

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Project Magenta will do for music what Google Deep dream does for images.   It’s a long way to Carnegie Hall, but we bet that Google researchers are already thinking of the day when their Artificial Intelligence protege “Magenta” can cut an album that beats...

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