GIF showing an orchestra playing music
Generative Modeling

Roll Over, Beethoven: AI Completes Beethoven's 10th Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven died before he completed what would have been his tenth and final symphony. A team of computer scientists and music scholars approximated the music that might have been.
Animation showing image-to-image style transfer — mapping process
Generative Modeling

AI With a Sense of Style: Style Transfer Method Produces Consistent Output in Successive Frames

The process known as image-to-image style transfer — mapping, say, the character of a painting’s brushstrokes onto a photo — can render inconsistent results. When they apply the styles of different artists to the same target
Sequence of famous arcade games' scenes
Generative Modeling

Solve RL With This One Weird Trick: How to get better performance from reinforcement learning.

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.
Graphs showing information about AI system as the inventor of a food container with unique properties
Generative Modeling

Invented By AI: South Africa awards a patent to an AI inventor.

An algorithm received a patent for its invention. What’s new: South Africa’s intellectual property office issued a patent that names an AI system as the inventor of a food container.
Detection of a digitally altered image of a frog holding a violin
Generative Modeling

Fighting Fakes

A supergroup of machine learning models flags manipulated photos. Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Alphabet, released a system that detects digitally altered images.
Frozen Pretrained Transformer (FPT) explained
Generative Modeling

Transformers: Smarter Than You Think

The transformer architecture has shown an uncanny ability to model not only language but also images and proteins. New research found that it can apply what it learns from the first domain to the others.
Series of images showing how single trained network generates 3D reconstructions of multiple scenes
Generative Modeling

One Network, Many Scenes

To reconstruct the 3D world behind a set of 2D images, machine learning systems usually require a dedicated neural network for each scene. New research enables a single trained network to generate 3D reconstructions of multiple scenes.
Series of AI generated imagery
Generative Modeling


Creative engineers are combining deep learning systems to produce a groundswell of generated imagery. Researchers, hackers, and artists are producing new works by pairing CLIP, a pretrained image classifier, with a generative adversarial network (GAN).
AI generated videos and VideoGPT training pipeline
Generative Modeling

Synthetic Videos on the Double

Using a neural network to generate realistic videos takes a lot of computation. New work performs the task efficiently enough to run on a beefy personal computer.
Neural networks generating novel views of a 3D scene based on existing pictures
Generative Modeling

3D Scene Synthesis for the Real World

Researchers have used neural networks to generate novel views of a 3D scene based on existing pictures plus the positions and angles of the cameras that took them. In practice, though, you may not know the precise camera
FastNeRF accelerates the photorealistic 3D rendering method
Generative Modeling

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.
Minecraft video capture
Generative Modeling

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.
Forbidden sign over security cameras, handprint and face recognition system
Generative Modeling

The Coming Crackdown

The European Union proposed sweeping restrictions on AI technologies and applications. The executive arm of the 27-nation EU published draft rules that aim to regulate, and in some cases ban, a range of AI systems.
Diagram showing how Project Debater works
Generative Modeling

Up for Debate

IBM’s Watson question-answering system stunned the world in 2011 when it bested human champions of the TV trivia game show Jeopardy! Although the Watson brand has fallen on hard times, the company’s language-processing prowess continues to develop.
X-ray technique reproducing a painting that had been hidden beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s works
Generative Modeling

Crouching Beggar, Hidden Painting

Neural networks for image generation don’t just create new art — they can help recreate works that have been lost for ages. Oxia Palus, a UK startup dedicated to resurrecting lost art through AI.

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