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Ian Goodfellow’s hiring hints at what Apple’s next ‘one more thing’ could be

Apple recently scored the hottest free agent in AI when it managed to lure Ian “The GANfather” Goodfellow away from his highly-salaried perch at Google. His hiring indicates Apple’s placing a higher priority on machine learning technology. And it may tell us a little about the Cupertino company’s next big product. What’s a GAN? Read our primer on neural networks to learn more. Little is currently known about the circumstances surrounding Goodfellow’s move from Google, where he worked twice with ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Cupertino, Ian, Ian Goodfellow, Goodfellow, Gan


Apple Hires AI Expert Ian Goodfellow

One of Google's top minds in artificial intelligence has joined Apple in a director role. Ian Goodfellow said on his LinkedIn profile that he switched employers in March. He said he's a director of machine learning in the Special Projects Group. CNBC reports: Goodfellow is the father of an AI approach known as general adversarial networks, or GANs. The approach draws on two networks, one known as a generative network and the other known as a discriminative network, and can be used to come up wit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, University of Montreal, Ian Goodfellow, Goodfellow, Gan, Special Projects Group CNBC, Google Goodfellow


NVIDIA's Latest AI Software Turns Rough Doodles Into Realistic Landscapes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: AI is going to be huge for artists, and the latest demonstration comes from Nvidia, which has built prototype software that turns doodles into realistic landscapes. Using a type of AI model known as a generative adversarial network (GAN), the software gives users what Nvidia is calling a "smart paint brush." This means someone can make a very basic outline of a scene (drawing, say, a tree on a hill) before filling in their rough sketch with nat...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Gan


ThisPersonDoesNotExist has spawned a host of amazing copycat sites

After the success of the face-generating website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, the same A.I. is being used to create everything from imaginary Airbnb listings to creepy fake cats. Check them out. The post ThisPersonDoesNotExist has spawned a host of amazing copycat sites appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Nvidia, Ai, Deep Learning, Emerging Tech, Gan


The AI tech behind scary-real celebrity 'deepfakes' is being used to create completely fictitious faces, cats, and Airbnb listings

A new crop of websites shows the disturbing potential of deepfake technology The sites present pictures of faces, cats and buildings that are completely fake but look incredibly real. One of the site's creators says even people without computer programming experience can use freely available tools to create fake pictures in a couple of hours.  The Uber engineer behind another one of the sites says he made the site to "raise public awareness" about the new AI technology. Deepfake technology ha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Barack Obama, Trends, Nvidia, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, SCHMIDT, Wang, Chris Schmidt, Gan, Christopher Schmidt, Philip Wang, GitHub Nvidia


This AI Creates People’s Faces..But This Person Does Not Exist !

NVIDIA has a what could be termed as “side project” website called ThisPersonDoesNotExist which generates images of people through AI, which in real life do not exist. The images are not all perfect, but at first glance, they look like real people. It took 70,000 pictures from Flickr and trained a computer to generate new images through permutations and combinations of different styles, colour, ethnicity and gender. NVIDIA AI : This Person Doesn Not Exist The algorithm is called “Generative ...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, Nvidia, Flickr, Gan


A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist

No, this isn't a picture of a missing person. It's a face generated by a new artificial intelligence on the website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Here's how the impressive A.I. works. The post A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Ai, Emerging Tech, Gan


Thispersondoesnotexist.com is face-generating AI at its creepiest

The most impressive magic trick AI‘s learned in the modern era is the one where it conjures people out of thin air. And there’s no better machine learning-powered wizardry than Nvidia‘s. Nvidia is a company most lauded for its impressive graphics cards. But in the world of machine learning, it’s one of the most ingenious companies using deep learning today. A couple of years back TNW reported on a new generative adversarial network (GAN) the company developed. At the time, it was an amazing exam...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Insider, Gan


A Neural Network Can Learn To Recognize the World It Sees Into Concepts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: As good as they are at causing mischief, researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab realized GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are also a powerful tool: because they paint what they're "thinking," they could give humans insight into how neural networks learn and reason. [T]he researchers began probing a GAN's learning mechanics by feeding it various photos of scenery -- trees, grass, buildings, and sky. They wanted to see wh...
Tags: Tech, MIT Technology Review, Gan, MIT IBM Watson AI Lab


Nefarious AI creates images of delicious food that doesn’t exist

A team of researchers from Tel-Aviv University developed a neural network capable of reading a recipe and generating an image of what the finished, cooked product would look like. As if DeepFakes weren’t bad enough, now we can’t be sure the delicious food we see online is real. The Tel-Aviv team, consisting of researchers Ori Bar El, Ori Licht, and Netanel Yosephian created their AI using a modified version of a generative adversarial network (GAN) called StackGAN V2 and 52K image/recipe combina...
Tags: Startups, Tel Aviv, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tel Aviv University, Gan, Ori Bar El Ori Licht, Netanel Yosephian


GAN Integrity raises $15 mln

GAN Integrity said Jan. 9 that it raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Aquiline Technology Growth. Existing investors, including Edison Partners, participated in the round. GAN Integrity, of New York, develops compliance management software. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GAN Integrity, pioneers of connected compliance and the only completely integrated compliance solution for global businesses, announced today a $15 million Series B growth...
Tags: New York, London, Trends, Copenhagen, Copenhagen Denmark, Edison, ATG, Gan, Michael Kopelman, Edison Partners, Princeton NJ, Aquiline Capital Partners, VC Deals, Edison Director Network, Michael Cichowski, Aquiline Technology Growth ATG


Triventures ARC targets $45 mln for healthcare seed fund

Triventures ARC, a venture capital arm of the ARC Innovation Center at Sheba Medical Center, an Israeli hospital, is seeking to raise $45 million for a fund focused on seed investments in healthcare innovations. Triventures, which is based in Herzliya, Israel and Menlo Park, California, will manage Triventures ARC. PRESS RELEASE RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL (PRWEB) JANUARY 03, 2019 Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer and venture capital fund Triventures have formed a historic partnership to fund young docto...
Tags: Europe, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Middle East, Funds, Silicon Valley, Fda, Nikon, Israel Defense Force, Sheba, Gan, Menlo Park California, Herzliya Israel, Tel Hashomer, Peter Fitzgerald


Chinese arthouse film breaks box office records after viewers mistake it for romcom

A Long Day’s Journey Into Night took $38m on its opening day, but many viewers ‘tricked’ by marketing that painted it as a seasonal romcom, rather than a challenging dramaWhen Bi Gan’s latest drama premiered at Cannes in May 2018, critics were quick to praise its challenging, languorous narrative about a man returning to his home town in search of a former flame, as well as the ambitious single-take, hour-long dream sequence, and a shorter section in 3D.Early box office projections anticipated a...
Tags: Media, Film, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, World cinema, Marketing & PR, Cannes, Gan, Kaili Blues


RAVPower Fired the First Shot In the GaN Charging War

Gallium nitride, or GaN for short, has been a cutting edge replacement for silicon in experimental semiconductors for years now, but 2019 looks like it’ll be the year when we finally start seeing it used in everyday devices, and RAVPower is first out of the gate with its new 45W USB-C wall charger.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anker, Gan, Ravpower


These portraits are entirely AI-generated, these people are not real

We’ve seen NVIDIA’s impressive content aware tool and noise removing tool. They have recently developed a generative adversarial network (GAN) which easily customizes styles of realistic faces and creates new faces. That’s right, these super-realistic faces you can see in the lead image are not real at all! The Verge writes that GAN has only […] The post These portraits are entirely AI-generated, these people are not real appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Ai, Deep Learning, Portraits, Gan, Neural Network


Welcome to Uncanny Valley: AI-Generated Selfies Invent People Out of Whole Cloth

When 3D computer graphics first started getting really big, some actors worried that it would put them out of a job. Those fears were largely unfounded because there was always something a bit “off” about computer-generated faces. Image via NVIDIA. That subtle difference you notice is called the “uncanny valley effect” and it is what makes doll-eyed computer characters fake to the human eye. Overcoming this is not only a goal of graphics designers but also an aspiration for other fields as wel...
Tags: Photography, News, Nvidia, Uncanny Valley, Gan, PetaPixel


Boffins confirm AI GAN see through your text CAPTCHA test

Attack bots unleashed as major sites left wide open to abuse If you're one of those people who hates picking out cars, street signs and other objects in CAPTCHA image grids, then get used to it because the days of text-based alternatives are numbered.…
Tags: Software, Gan


Talk about a GAN-do attitude... AI software bots can see through your text CAPTCHAs

Code to defeat letter-based I'm-a-human tests revealed, major sites left wide open If you're one of those people who hates picking out cars, street signs and other objects in CAPTCHA image grids, then get used to it because the days of text-based alternatives are numbered.…
Tags: Software, Gan


Breed weird critters with machine learning and Ganbreeder

Ganbreeder uses a machine learning technique called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate images that seem like photos, at least a first glance. GANs use a pair of networks, one of which produces data and the other classifies it; the "generator"'s goal is to get the "discriminator" to identify its data as belonging to a certain class (like a stop-sign, or a fingerprint), while the "discriminator"'s job is to successfully discriminate between real data and the synthetic data cre...
Tags: Post, News, Machine Learning, Ai, Computer Science, Gan, ML, Generative Adversarial Network, Menageries


Microsoft developed an AI that creates amazing caricatures (the next web)

Stanford graduate student Kaidi Cao will join fellow AI researchers Jing Liao, of City University of Hong Kong, and Lu Yuan of Microsoft at SIGGRAPH Asia in Tokyo this December to present their incredible caricature-drawing neural network. That’s not bad, considering Cao was only an intern at the Visual Computing Group at the Microsoft Research Lab in Beijing when he worked on the project. The AI, actually a pair of generative adversarial networks (GAN), is called CariGANs. The first of its neur...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Microsoft, Stanford, Beijing, Tokyo, Cao, Gan, Siggraph Asia, Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research lab, Tristan Greene, Kaidi Cao, Jing Liao of City University, Lu Yuan of Microsoft


Microsoft developed an AI that creates amazing caricatures

Stanford graduate student Kaidi Cao will join fellow AI researchers Jing Liao, of City University of Hong Kong, and Lu Yuan of Microsoft at SIGGRAPH Asia in Tokyo this December to present their incredible caricature-drawing neural network. That’s not bad, considering Cao was only an intern at the Visual Computing Group at the Microsoft Research Lab in Beijing when he worked on the project. The AI, actually a pair of generative adversarial networks (GAN), is called CariGANs. The first of its neur...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Tokyo, Cao, Gan, Siggraph Asia, Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research lab, Kaidi Cao, Jing Liao of City University, Lu Yuan of Microsoft


Generative adversarial network produces a "universal fingerprint" that will unlock many smartphones

Researchers at NYU and U Michigan have published a paper explaining how they used a pair of machine-learning systems to develop a "universal fingerprint" that can fool the lowest-security fingerprint sensors 76% of the time (it is less effective against higher-security sensors). The researchers used "generative adversarial networks" (GAN) to develop their attack: this technique uses a pair of machine learning systems, a "generator" which tries to fool a "discriminator," to produce a kind of...
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Infosec, Scholarship, Machine Learning, Roy, Michigan, Ai, Computer Science, Fingerprints, Biometrics, Nyu, Gans, Gan


Another crypto exchange goes old school as KuCoin raises $20M from VCs

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: one of the biggest trends in crypto this year is companies raising money the old fashioned way through venture capitalists. Hot on the heels of Binance raising money from Singapore’s Vertex Ventures, so KuCoin, a relatively new crypto exchange, has pulled in $20 million. The money comes from two big name investors — IDG Capital and Matrix Partners — and the venture capital arm of Chinese crypto organization Neo, and it’ll be used to expand KuCoin’s glob...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Alibaba, Neo, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Matrix Partners, Gan, Dex, Vertex Ventures


Can AIs Create True Art?

An anonymous reader shares an analysis: Last month, AI-generated art arrived on the world auction stage under the auspices of Christie's, proving that artificial intelligence can not only be creative but also produce world class works of art -- another profound AI milestone blurring the line between human and machine. Naturally, the news sparked debates about whether the work produced by Paris-based art collective Obvious could really be called art at all. Popular opinion among creatives is that...
Tags: Tech, Paris, Christie, Gan, Van Arman, Cloudpainter


Not Just Any Gravel Bikes: The Gravel Bikes of 2019

You get a gravel bike! And, you get a gravel bike! And, you get a gravel bike! No, it’s not Oprah, it’s every major and boutique manufacturer in the industry these days. Why is it that gravel bikes are becoming so popular? Pick your favorite reason of many (Dirty Kanzaa, car-free rides, bikepacking, sheer adventure, etc.), but the reality is these bikes are versatile and tons of fun. And, yes, with a separate wheelset, the same bike can crush your buddies on the local group ride. In recent years...
Tags: Alabama, Sport, Cycling, Oprah, Argon, Shimano, Gan, SRAM, Pinarello, Cervélo, Geoff Kabush, Road Biking, Alfa All Road, Allied Cycle, Open Cycle, Gerard Vroomen


Eerie AI-generated portrait fetches $432,500 at auction

The question of whether a machine can create art, or anything at all, is at the heart of many a philosophical debate and has been for decades. But whether it’s worth something on the market? That point has been settled definitively today as a portrait-like image issuing from an AI sold for nearly half a million dollars at auction. “Edmond de Belamy,” whom you see above, such as he is, is one of several members of a fictitious family created by a “generative adversarial network,” in turn created ...
Tags: Art, TC, Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Paris, Edmond, Christies, Gan, Edmond de Belamy, Hugo Caselles Dupre, Belamy


This AI-generated portrait just sold at auction for $432K, but not without controversy

This blurry portrait of a man may not look like much but it just sold at auction for $432,500, nearly 45 times its high estimate. What makes it so special? The Portrait of Edmond Belamy is the work of Artificial Intelligence and it's the first of its kind to sell at a major auction house. Christie's: This portrait, however, is not the product of a human mind. It was created by an artificial intelligence, an algorithm defined by that algebraic formula with its many parentheses. And when it went ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Artificial Intelligence, Paris, Christie's, Ai, Christie, Gan, Robbie Barrat, Barrat, Generative Adversarial Network, Auction House, Edmond Belamy, Pierre Fautrel, Belamy


Creepy AI-Created Portrait Fetches $432,500 at Auction

The "Portrait of Edmond Belamy" is the first painting created by an artificial intelligence (AI) to be auctioned in the art world. The man with a blurry face, painted in the "Old Master" style of artists like Rembrandt van Rijn in the 17th century, is the product of the Paris art collective Obvious. The collective, which includes Hugo Caselles-Dupré, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier, uses an AI method called generative adversarial network (GAN) for its creations.
Tags: Science, Paris, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Gan, Edmond Belamy, Pierre Fautrel, Gauthier Vernier


Someone paid $432K for art generated by an open-source neural network

Three guys from France recently used an open-source generative adverserial network (GAN) trained on public domain images to create a “painting.” That painting today sold for nearly half a million dollars at one of the most prestigious auction houses in London.   A couple weeks ago world-renowned artist and prankster Banksy pulled off a good one. He sold a painting at auction that shredded itself as soon as the winning bid was accepted. What a hoot! But that’s nothing compared to duping someone o...
Tags: Google, Startups, London, Opinion, France, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Banksy, Insider, Gan


Is AI Fueling A New Art Movement?

In order to get their algorithm to produce a legitimately classical-looking portrait, Obvious’s members say they fed it a training data set of more than 15,000 portraits created between the 14th and 20th centuries. Using these images, the algorithm was able to “generate” new images similar to the ones it had been fed. These new portraits were then presented to another algorithm (the “adversarial” part of the GAN acronym) that was trained to distinguish between images produced by humans versus th...
Tags: Art, Visual, Gan, 09.24.18