Artificial Intelligence


A Day in 1920s Paris AI Upscale
H/T: PetaPixel
Historians look back on Paris between the wars as a time when the French economy boomed, starting from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period was called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, and the city reestablished itself as the capital of art, music, literature and cinema. This attracted hordes of writers and artists from around the world, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Josephine Baker. “A Day in 1920s Paris” captures some of the energy during this vibrant time period.

KODA Decentralized AI Social Robot Dog
Sure, Boston Dynamics is selling a $75,000 Spot robotic dog, but KODA wants to offer something more affordable ($45,000 – $55,000). That’s not all, this one is designed for more than just a few simple tasks, it’s capable of interacting socially with its owners, thanks to the company’s blockchain-enabled decentralized AI infrastructure. This means it can be used as a family companion, seeing-eye companion, guard dog, or even a supercomputer that helps you solve complex problems.

Jaguar Land Rover Contactless Touchscreen
Jaguar Land Rover collaborated with researchers at University of Cambridge to develop a contactless touchscreen that will not only help keep drivers’ eyes on the road, but also reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses. It’s officially called ‛predictive touch’ and this technology utilizes artificial intelligence as well as sensors to determine a user’s intended target on the display. This could be for directions on the satellite navigation, temperature controls or just changing songs on Spotify, all without touching a button.

Erica AI Robot Movie
Erica, an AI-powered robot, has been cast in a $70-million science fiction movie titled “b.” The story follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and attempts to help the artificially intelligent woman he designed, escape. This robot was created in a joint project Japanese scientists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Kohei Ogawa.

DeepFaceDrawing AI Sketches Portraits
A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the City University of Hong Kong have unveiled DeepFaceDrawing, an AI-powered framework that turns sketches into photorealistic portraits. This deep learning system uses modules to generate the images, or in other words, it identifies the most notable facial features individually, like the eyes, nose, mouth, face shape, etc., before these vectors are merged to create realistic images.