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A collaboration between Google AI researchers and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur offers a new framework to synthesize talking heads from audio content. The project aims to produce optimized and reasonably-resourced ways to create ‘talking head’ video content from audio, for the purposes of synching lip movements to dubbed or machine-translated audio, and for…

Read More Google’s LipSync3D Offers Improved ‘Deepfaked’ Mouth Movement Synchronization – budindark.com

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International robotics researchers have developed an Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) system that uses a ‘steerable’ live cockroach to transport a miniaturized machine learning-enabled infrared survivor detection system through otherwise unnavigable disaster scenarios. The system is a collaboration between research departments in Singapore, China, Germany and the UK. It uses the Madagascar cockroach as a…

Read More A Cockroach With AI-Enabled Search And Rescue Equipment – budindark.com

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New research findings from a Chinese university offer an insight into why generative natural language processing models such as GPT-3 tend to ‘cheat’ when asked a difficult question, producing answers that may be technically correct, but without any real understanding of why the answer is correct; and why they demonstrate little or no ability to…

Read More The Struggle To Stop AI From Cheating On Tests – budindark.com

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Cheetahs are the fastest land mammals, but we still don’t know exactly why. We have insight into how, such as the use of a “galloping” gait at their fastest speeds, and they have two different types of “flight.” The first involves their forelimbs and hind limbs beneath their body and is called “gathered flight,” while…

Read More New Model Explores High-Speed Movement in Cheetahs, Bringing Us Closer to Legged Robots – budindark.com

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Researchers at MIT and Google have taken a big step in solving one of the most fundamental obstacles for an emerging AI-driven technology that may eventually replace CGI – separating neural radiance field (NeRF) imagery into its constituent visual components, so that the imagery can be re-textured and re-lit. The new approach, called NeRFactor, effectively…

Read More NeRF Moves Another Step Closer To Replacing CGI – budindark.com

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The concerns over ‘deep fakes’ are starting to expand into other areas, such as geographical information science (GIS). Researchers at Binghamton University are now beginning to address this potential problem.  The team includes Associate Professor of Geography Chengbin Deng, and four other colleagues, including Bo Zhao and Yifan Sun at the University of Washington, and…

Read More ‘Deep Fakes’ Could Soon Make It Into Geography – budindark.com

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Army scientists have developed a new formula that is bringing fresh insight into how an energy-efficient legged robot could be built. The paper was published in PLOS One.  Changing Army Vehicle Development The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, or DEVCOM, along with Army Research Laboratory’s Drs. Alexander Kott, Sean Gart and Jason Pusey are…

Read More Scientists Develop New Formula for Energy-Efficient Robots – budindark.com

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Studying engineering and become a 21st-century engineer is one of the most desirable jobs for many students. The career scope, the knowledge, the personality, everything that a student gains in their education and career life is worth the money and interest if one studies engineering. However, not all students land up being an engineer. Many…

Read More How to Become a 21st Century Engineer? – budindark.com

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A defining characteristic of ‘fake news’ is that it frequently presents false information in a context of factually correct information, with the untrue data gaining perceived authority by a kind of literary osmosis – a worrying demonstration of the power of half-truths. Sophisticated generative natural language processing (NLP) processing models such as GPT-3 also have…

Read More Preventing ‘Hallucination’ In GPT-3 And Other Complex Language Models – budindark.com

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A computer science graduate at Stanford University has developed new prototype software that can facilitate pattern-making for foundation paper piecing, which is a form of quilting. Paper piecing involves the use of a backing made of foundation paper to lay out and sew quilted designs.  There are not many guidelines for developing a foundation paper…

Read More New Prototype Software Developed for Quilting Design – budindark.com