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Generating Photorealistic Images of Fake Celebrities with Artificial Intelligence – NVIDIA Developer News Center

Researchers from @NVIDIA used #GANs to generate photorealistic images of fake celebrities.

  • Researchers from NVIDIA recently published a paper detailing their new methodology for generative adversarial networks (GANs) that generated photorealistic pictures of fake celebrities.
  • Rather than train a single neural network to recognize pictures, researchers train two competing networks.
  • “The key idea is to grow both the generator and discriminator progressively:  starting from a low resolution, we add new layers that model increasingly fine details as training progresses,” explained the researchers in their paper Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability and Variation.
  • Since the publicly available CelebFaces Attributes (CelebA) training dataset varied in resolution and visual quality — and not sufficient enough for high output resolution — the researchers generated a higher-quality version of the dataset consisting of 30,000 images at 1024 x 1024 resolution.
  • Generating convincing realistic images with GANs are within reach and the researchers plan to use TensorFlow and multi-GPUs for the next part of the work.

Researchers from NVIDIA recently published a paper detailing their new methodology for generative adversarial networks (GANs) that generated photorealistic pictures of fake celebrities.
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Intel AI helped create a music video

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Intel #AI Helped Create An Amazing #Music Video

  • This is something of an ideal situation for the AI: the effects shots all involve relatively still, uncluttered views of Lee’s face, and the producers clearly aren’t striving for absolute realism.
  • Even so, the Intel technology hints at how AI may shape special effects in videos going forward.

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Le…
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AlphaGo Zero: The Most Significant Research Advance in AI

#AlphaGoZero: The Most Significant Research Advance in #AI  #AlphaGo

  • The previous version of AlphaGo beat the human world champion in 2016.
  • The new AlphaGo Zero beat the previous version by 100 games to 0, and learned Go completely on its own.
  • Here is the Nature paper explaining technical details (also PDF version: Mastering the Game of Go without Human Knowledge One of the main reasons for success was the use of a novel form of Reinforcement learning in which AlphaGo learned by playing itself.The system starts with a neural net that…
  • It plays millions of games against itself and tuned the neural network to predict next move and the eventual winner of the games.The updated neural network was merged with the Monte Carlo Tree Search algorithm to create a new and stronger version of AlphaGo Zero, and the process resumed.
  • In each iteration, the performance improved by a small amount, but because it can play millions of games a day, AlphaGo Zero surpassed thousands of years of human knowledge of Go in just 3 days., from DeepMind post This is a hugely significant advance for AI and Machine Learning research.Here…


The previous version of AlphaGo beat the human world champion in 2016. The new AlphaGo Zero beat the previous version by 100 games to 0, and learned Go completely on its own. We examine what this means for AI.
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Armies Race to Deploy Drone, Self-Driving Tech on the Battlefield

Armies race to deploy #drone, self-driving tech on the battlefield  #drones #AI

  • Robotic vehicles are taking aim at the modern battlefield.
  • In Israel, semi-automated vehicles patrol some of the country’s borders.

Foot soldiers for years have watched as wars in the air have been transformed by the introduction of drones. Now ground troops are starting to enjoy some of the same benefits.
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Making AI a reality in banking

Making AI a reality in banking
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  • Extensive automation of business processes in international banking using artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning, which I’m going to collectively call robotic process automation (RPA), is set to transform the way banks and financial services – firms do business – particularly in areas such as trade finance and similar complex…
  • The software robots will need to have access to the hundreds business – processing rules at the bank -the relevant common objects and components, in addition to the specific product-related objects and components.
  • This will be required so that entire business processes, from the relevant portal system for the bank’s customers, – through the mid- and back-office systems inside the bank, further on to the relevant business parties via the relevant channels (SWIFT, clearing houses etc.) around the globe, can be end-to-end automated…
  • To achieve this, banks need to scale back their reliance on legacy core banking systems and implement a modern IT platform built on international standards with all relevant business processing rules available.
  • This should include information and related – business processing rules about the customers, the customer accounts, the customer agreements, the banks, the bank’s accounts, agreements with banks, agreement between involved banks, GL accounts, the products, the commissions, charges and fees, interest, – the pricing rules, the clearing houses and clearing…

Extensive automation of business processes in international banking using artificial intelligence, r…
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