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Generative Modeling

Treatment — The Elusive Molecule: How deep learning could speed up drug discovery

Will deep learning discover new medicines? Startups — and big-pharma partners — are betting on it. The problem: In theory, there’s a pharmacological cure for just about any ailment. In practice, discovering those therapies takes years and billions of dollars.
Chatbot asking for Covid-19 symptoms
Generative Modeling

Chatbots Disagree on Covid-19: Medical chatbots offered conflicting Covid advice.

Chatbots designed to recognize Covid-19 symptoms dispense alarmingly inconsistent recommendations. Given the same symptoms, eight high-profile medical bots responded with divergent, often conflicting advice. screen capture with a character from My Little Pony
Generative Modeling

Voice Cloning for the Masses: An AI project clones cartoon character voices.

Are you secretly yearning to have a My Little Pony character voice your next online presentation? A new web app can make your dreams come true. translates short text messages into the voices of popular cartoon and videogame characters.
Excerpts from promotional video for music-composing robot named Shimon
Generative Modeling

Algorithm and Blues: Shimon is a musical robot that writes its own lyrics.

Bored with your Spotify playlists? Let this robot singer/songwriter take you on a trip “Into Your Mind.” A music-composing, marimba-playing robot named Shimon has learned to write and sing its own lyrics, IEEE Spectrum reports.
Animated symbol of Covid-19 virus structure
Generative Modeling

AI Takes on Coronavirus: CORD-19 is a free dataset of 30,000 coronavirus articles.

Machine learning thrives on data, but information about the novel coronavirus and the illness it produces has been either thin or hard to access. Now researchers are pooling resources to share everything we do know.
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Generative Modeling

Secret Identity: Invisible patterns hide faces from AI.

Hoping to keep surveillance capitalists from capitalizing on your face? Safeguard your selfies with a digital countermeasure. Researchers devised a program that subtly alters portrait photos to confuse face recognition models without distorting the image to the human eye.
Male models during the Paris Fashion Week
Generative Modeling

Clothes Make the GAN: Acne Studios creates high fashion using GANs.

Fashion models recently sashayed down Paris Fashion Week catwalks in outfits designed by deep neural nets. Swedish design firm Acne Studios based its 2020 fall/winter men’s line on output from a generative adversarial network.
Method overview of model that makes a person on video appear to speak words from a separate audio recording
Generative Modeling

Guest Speaker: Deepfake method syncs up mouth movements with words.

Deepfake videos in which one person appears to speak another’s words have appeared in entertainment, advertising, and politics. New research ups the ante for an application that enables new forms of both creative expression and
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Generative Modeling

History in Hi Res: How machine learning can enhance archival footage

While deep learning is taking us into the future, it’s also opening windows into the past. A Redditor brought 100-year-old silent film footage of New York City into the 21st century by automatically sharpening the picture, boosting the frame rate, and adding color.
Example of a deepfake
Generative Modeling

. . . And I Approve of This Deepfake: How India's BJP used AI to create campaign videos

Deepfake tech reared its digitally altered head in Indian politics, but with a twist: Altered images of a politician were produced by his own campaign.
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Generative Modeling

Trading Faces: FaceShifter swaps faces obscured by objects.

AI’s ability to transfer a person’s face from a source photo onto someone in a target photo doesn’t work so well when the target face is partially obscured by, say, eyeglasses, a veil, or a hand. A new technique handles such occlusions.
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Generative Modeling

Old Tools for New Synths: A summary of Differntiable Digital Signal Processing

Neural audio synthesizers like WaveRNN or GANSynth produce impressive sounds, but they require large, data-hungry neural networks. A new code library beefs up the neural music studio with efficient sound modules based on traditional synthesizer designs.
Information related to FastSpeech, a text-to-speech system
Generative Modeling

Text to Speech in Parallel: A research summary of FastSpeech text-to-speech AI

A new system marks a step forward in converting text to speech: It’s fast at inference, reduces word errors, and provides some control over the speed and inflection of generated speech.What’s new: Yi Ren, Yangjun Ruan, and their co-authors at Zhejiang
Lifelike video imagery of virtual people made by NEON
Generative Modeling

AI Steals CES: A roundup of the AI products showcased at CES 2020

Artificial intelligence was everywhere at the biggest, buzziest consumer-technology showcase in the U.S. AI ruled the convention floor at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as numerous media outlets proclaimed.
Math equations represented as trees
Generative Modeling

Neural Networks Study Math: A sequence to sequence model for solving math problems.

In tasks that involve generating natural language, neural networks often map an input sequence of words to an output sequence of words. Facebook researchers used a similar technique on sequences of mathematical symbols, training a model to map math problems to math solutions.

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