Man wins competition with AI-generated artwork • The Register

In temporary A person gained an artwork competition with an AI-generated picture crafted, and a few individuals aren’t greatest happy about it.
The picture, titled Théâtre D’opéra Spatial, seems like a powerful portray of an opera scene with performers on stage, and an summary viewers within the background with an enormous moon-like window of some type. It was created by Jason Allen, who went by means of lots of of iterations of written descriptions fed into text-to-image generator Midjourey earlier than the software program emitted the image he needed.
He gained first prize, and $300, after he submitted a printed model of the picture to the Colorado State Fair’s tremendous artwork competition. His achievement, nevertheless, has raised eyebrows and divided opinions.

TL;DR — Someone entered an artwork competition with an AI-generated piece and gained the primary prize.Yeah that is fairly fucking shitty.
— Genel Jumalon ✈️ Nan Desu Kan (@GenelJumalon) August 30, 2022

“I knew this is able to be controversial,” Allen mentioned within the Midjourney Discord server on Tuesday, based on Vice. “How fascinating is it to see how all these individuals on Twitter who’re in opposition to AI generated artwork are the primary ones to throw the human underneath the bus by discrediting the human factor! Does this appear hypocritical to you guys?”

Washington Post tech reporter Drew Harwell, who lined the brouhaha right here, raised an fascinating level: “People as soon as noticed images as dishonest, too – simply pushing a button – and now we understand the perfect creations depend on expert composition, judgment, and tone,” he tweeted.

“Will we at some point regard AI artwork in the identical means?”

Footy, footy, footy

DeepMind has skilled digital brokers to play soccer – the soccer sort – utilizing reinforcement studying to regulate their motor and crew work abilities.
Football is a tremendous sport to check software program’s planning abilities in a bodily area because it requires bots to discover ways to transfer and coordinate their laptop physique components alongside others to attain a aim. These capabilities will show helpful sooner or later for actual robots and shall be a vital a part of synthetic basic intelligence.
“Football is a superb area to discover this very basic drawback,” DeepMind researchers and co-authors of a paper revealed in Science Robotics this week informed The Register. “It requires planning on the stage of abilities akin to tackling, dribbling or passing, but additionally longer-term issues akin to clearing the ball or positioning.

“Humans can do that with out actively pondering on the stage of excessive frequency motor management or particular person muscle actions. We do not understand how planning is greatest organized at such totally different scales, and attaining this with AI is an energetic open drawback for analysis.”
At first, the humanoids transfer their limbs in a digital surroundings randomly and regularly be taught to run, sort out, and rating utilizing imitation and reinforcement studying over time.
They had been pitted in opposition to one another in groups of two. You can see an indication within the video beneath.

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People are utilizing AI to generate NSFW photos

It was solely a matter of time earlier than somebody went and constructed a viral text-to-image device to generate pornographic photos.
Stable Diffusion is taking the AI world by storm. The software program – together with the supply code, mannequin and its weights – has been launched publicly, permitting anybody with some stage of coding abilities to tailor their very own system to a selected use case. One developer has constructed and launched Porn Pen to the world, with which customers can select a sequence of tags, like “babe” or “chubby,” to generate a NSFW picture.
“I feel it is considerably inevitable that this is able to come to exist when [OpenAI’s] DALL-E did,” Os Keyes, a PhD candidate at Seattle University, informed TechCrunch. “But it is nonetheless miserable how each the choices and defaults replicate a really heteronormative and male gaze.”
It’s unclear how this can have an effect on the intercourse business, and plenty of are involved text-to-image instruments might be pushed to create deepfakes of somebody or pushed to provide unlawful content material. These methods have generally struggled to visualise human anatomy accurately.
People have seen these ML fashions including nipples on random components of the physique or generally an additional arm or one thing is poking out someplace. All of that is relatively creepy.

Can AI decode your cat’s meows?

There’s a cellular app that claims it could actually translate the that means of a cat’s meows into plain English utilizing machine-learning algorithms. 
Aptly named MeowTalk, the app analyses recordings of cat noises to foretell their temper and interprets what they may be attempting to say. It tells house owners if their pet felines are completely happy, resting, or looking, and will translate this into phrases akin to “let me relaxation” or “hey, I’m so completely happy to see you,” for instance.
“We’re attempting to grasp what cats are saying and provides them a voice” Javier Sanchez, a founding father of MeowTalk, informed the New York Times. “We need to use this to assist individuals construct higher and stronger relationships with their cats,” he added. Code utilizing machine studying algorithms to decode and examine animal communication, nevertheless, is not all the time dependable.
MeowTalk would not interpret the intent of purring very properly, and generally the textual content translation of cat noises are very odd. When a reporter picked up her cat and she or he meowed, the app apparently thought she informed her proprietor: “Hey child, let’s go someplace non-public!”
Stavros Ntalampiras, a pc scientist on the University of Milan, who was referred to as to assist the MeowTalk founders, admitted that “a variety of translations are form of creatively offered to the consumer,” and mentioned “it is not pure science at this stage.” ®

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