Gaming

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One Model, Hundreds of Tasks
Gaming

One Model, Hundreds of Tasks

Researchers took a step toward achieving a longstanding goal: One model that performs a whole lot of very different tasks.What's new: Scott Reed, Konrad Żołna, Emilio Parisotto and a team at
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Bridge to Explainable AI
Gaming

Bridge to Explainable AI

DeepMind’s AlphaGo famously dominated Go, a game in which players can see the state of play at all times. A new AI system demonstrated similar mastery of bridge, in which crucial information remains hidden.
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Animal Animations From Video
Gaming

Animal Animations From Video

A video game studio is looking to machine learning to cut the effort and expense of populating three-dimensional scenes with animated animals.What’s new: Ubisoft showed off ZooBuilder, a pipeline of machine learning tools
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Car race
Gaming

Fast and Daring Wins the Race

Armchair speed demons have a new nemesis.What’s new: Peter Wurman and a team at Sony developed Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy), a reinforcement learning model that defeated human champions of
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A chorus of reindeers singing carols from a Reindeer Holiday Songbook on a snowy night
Gaming

Voices for the Voiceless: Generative AI Models Are Creating Voices for Hollywood and Video Games

Musicians and filmmakers adopted AI as a standard part of the audio-production toolbox. What happened: Professional media makers embraced neural networks that generate new sounds and modify old ones. Voice actors bristled.
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Sequence of famous arcade games' scenes
Gaming

Solve RL With This One Weird Trick

The previous state-of-the-art model for playing vintage Atari games took advantage of a number of advances in reinforcement learning (RL). The new champion is a basic RL architecture plus a trick borrowed from image generation.
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Video showing AI working on a video-game to blast virtual enemies at superhuman speed
Gaming

Fake Aim

Gamers looking to cheat in first-person shooters can’t miss with AI-assisted marksmanship. A video-game hack uses computer vision to blast virtual enemies at superhuman speed, Ars Technica reported.
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Automated player learning by watching recorded gameplay
Gaming

Behavioral Cloning Shootout

Neural networks have learned to play video games like Dota 2 via reinforcement learning by playing for the equivalent of thousands of years (compressed into far less time). In new work, an automated player learned not by playing for millennia but by watching a few days’ worth of recorded gameplay.
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Crossword solving during a major puzzle competition
Gaming

Crosswords Go the Way of Go

A hybrid of deep learning and symbolic AI took the prize at a major puzzle competition. A system called Dr. Fill outscored nearly 1,300 human contestants at April’s annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
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FastNeRF accelerates the photorealistic 3D rendering method
Gaming

Virtual Reality in Real Time

Ideally, real-time 3D applications such as virtual and augmented reality transition smoothly between different viewpoints of a scene — but generating a fresh perspective can take time. New research speeds the process.
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Minecraft video capture
Gaming

3D Object Factory

In the open-ended video game Minecraft, players extract blocks of virtual materials from a 3D environment to assemble objects of their own design, from trees to cathedrals. Researchers trained neural networks to generate these structures.
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Voice recognition tool "Bleep" working
Gaming

Haters Gonna [Mute]

A new tool aims to let video gamers control how much vitriol they receive from fellow players. Intel announced a voice recognition tool called Bleep that the company claims can moderate voice chat automatically, allowing users to silence offensive language.
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System designed to isolate changes in the pose of a two-dimensional figure
Gaming

Motion Mapper

In some animated games, different characters can perform the same actions — say, walking, jumping, or casting spells. A new system learned from unlabeled data to transfer such motions from one character to another.
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Homer Simpson talking to Anakin Skywalker in a clip from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Gaming

Your Words, Their Voices

Voice clones — the audio counterpart to deepfaked images — are poised to invade popular media and entertainment. Professionals and amateurs alike are using AI to emulate the voices of human actors, Wired reported.
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John Conway's Game of Life
Gaming

Life Is Easier for Big Networks

According to the lottery ticket hypothesis, the bigger the neural network, the more likely some of its weights are initialized to values that are well suited to learning to perform the task at hand. But just how big does it need to be?
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