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Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI | Live Science

Amelia Earhart in 1937, standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra monoplane. (Image credit: My Heritage)
Amelia Earhart in 1937, standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra monoplane. (Image credit: My Heritage)

By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 21 hours ago

In AI-generated animations, faces that were once frozen in time blink, turn their heads and even smile.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can now transform photos of people into short, highly realistic animations, much like the moving pictures in the newspapers and posters of Harry Potter’s magical world. 

In these AI-animated clips, faces that were once frozen in time blink, turn their heads and even smile, their movements wavering between astonishingly lifelike and deeply unsettling (and yes, downright creepy).

Source: Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI | Live Science

Talk to Books

Talk to Books [from Google] is a new way to explore ideas and discover books. Make a statement or ask a question to browse passages from books using experimental AI.

Source: Talk to Books

Why scientists are teaching AI to think like a dog

Robotic canines could assist elderly people and those with disabilities.

Source: Why scientists are teaching AI to think like a dog

Google swallows 11,000 novels to improve AI’s conversation | Books | The Guardian

When the writer Rebecca Forster first heard how Google was using her work, it felt like she was trapped in a science fiction novel.
“Is this any different than someone using one of my books to start a fire? I have no idea,” she says. “I have no idea what their objective is. Certainly it is not to bring me readers.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/28/google-swallows-11000-novels-to-improve-ais-conversation?CMP=share_btn_tw

Automation Makes Us Dumb – WSJ

“Artificial intelligence has arrived. Today’s computers are discerning and sharp. They can sense the environment, untangle knotty problems, make subtle judgments and learn from experience. They don’t think the way we think—they’re still as mindless as toothpicks—but they can replicate many of our most prized intellectual talents. Dazzled by our brilliant new machines, we’ve been rushing to hand them all sorts of sophisticated jobs that we used to do ourselves.

But our growing reliance on computer automation may be exacting a high price. Worrisome evidence suggests that our own intelligence is withering as we become more dependent on the artificial variety. Rather than lifting us up, smart software seems to be dumbing us down.”

There is currently no consensus on how closely...
There is currently no consensus on how closely the brain should be simulated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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