Series of images showing how Maxine, a media streaming platform, works
Generative Modeling

Data Compression By AI: Nvidia uses AI to enhance video conferencing quality.

In this work-from-home era, who hasn’t spent a video conference wishing they could read an onscreen document without turning their eyes from the person they’re talking with? Or simply hoping the stream wouldn’t stutter or stall? Deep learning can fill in the missing pieces.
Examples of AI generated images
Generative Modeling

GANs for Smaller Data: Training GANs on small data without overfitting

Trained on a small dataset, generative adversarial networks (GANs) tend to generate either replicas of the training data or noisy output. A new method spurs them to produce satisfying variations.
Excerpts of HBO documentary "Welcome to Chechnya"
Generative Modeling

Protected By Deepfakes: Documentary uses deepfakes to protect its sources.

Documentary filmmakers often shield the identities of people who might be harmed for speaking out. But typical tactics like blurring faces and distorting voices can make it hard for audiences to connect emotionally. A new
Makeup applied on female faces with the help of augmented reality
Generative Modeling

A Good Look for AI: How L’Oreal uses AI to power its virtual makeup try-on

Trying on new makeup is a hassle — apply, inspect, wash off, repeat. Not to mention the tribulation of visiting brick-and-mortar stores during the pandemic. Augmented reality is helping people try on all the makeup they want without leaving home.
Data and examples related to IMLE-GAN
Generative Modeling

Making GANs More Inclusive: A technique to help GANs represent their datasets fairly

A typical GAN’s output doesn’t necessarily reflect the data distribution of its training set. Instead, GANs are prone to modeling the majority of the training distribution, sometimes ignoring rare attributes — say, faces that represent minority populations.
Examples of CT scans with different contrasts
Generative Modeling

More Data for Medical AI: AI recognizes medical scans without iodine dye.

Convolutional neural networks are good at recognizing disease symptoms in medical scans of patients who were injected with iodine-based dye, that makes their organs more visible. But some patients can’t take the dye. Now synthetic scans from a GAN are helping CNNs learn to analyze undyed images.
Data and examples related to a new technique to detect portions of an image
Generative Modeling

The Telltale Artifact: A technique for detecting GAN-generated deepfakes

Deepfakes have gone mainstream, allowing celebrities to star in commercials without setting foot in a film studio. A new method helps determine whether such endorsements — and other images produced by generative adversarial networks — are authentic.
Examples of Generative Adversarial Networks used for image to illustration translation
Generative Modeling

Style and Substance: An improved GAN technique for style transfer

GANs are adept at mapping the artistic style of one picture onto the subject of another, known as style transfer. However, applied to the fanciful illustrations in children’s books, some GANs prove better at preserving style, others better at preserving subject matter.
Tennis simulator Vid2Player working
Generative Modeling

Wimbledon in a Box: Generative AI technique creates imaginary tennis matches.

Covid shut down the tennis tournament at Wimbledon this year, but a new model simulates showdowns between the sport’s greatest players. Stanford researchers developed Vid2Player, a system that simulates the footwork, positioning, and strokes of tennis pros like Roger Federer.
Graphs and data related to transformer networks
Generative Modeling

The Transformation Continues: Technique boosts transformer performance on long sequences.

Transformer networks are gaining popularity as a high-accuracy alternative to recurrent neural networks. But they can run slowly when they’re applied to long sequences.
Series of pictures of people smiling
Generative Modeling

Deepfakes for Good: Tencent on the commercial value of deepfakes

A strategy manifesto from one of China’s biggest tech companies declares, amid familiar visions of ubiquitous AI, that deepfakes are more boon than bane.
Information related to OpenAI's model GPT-3
Generative Modeling

Generation Text: How beta testers reacted to GPT-3

People granted early access to OpenAI’s latest language model are raving about its way with words — and more. Beta testers of GPT-3 are showing off the model’s ability to write business memos, craft blogs, pen tweets, and even generate computer code.
Map of China pointing specific places in red
Generative Modeling

AI Against Covid Progress Report: How Chinese authorities used AI to fight Covid

A new report details the role of AI in China’s effort to fight the coronavirus. Researchers at Synced, a China-based AI publication, describe how nearly 90 machine learning products have contributed to the country’s pandemic response.
Photorealistic talking head generated by Synthesia
Generative Modeling

Deepfakes Go Corporate: Syntheisa offers AI generated videos in 34 languages.

The same technology that has bedeviled Hollywood stars and roiled politics is easing corporate communications. Synthesia generates training and sales videos featuring photorealistic, synthetic talking heads that read personalized scripts in any of 34 languages.
Examples and explanation of an automatic headline generation
Generative Modeling

AI Makes Headlines: Primer introduces an automated headline generator.

Which headline was written by a computer? A: FIFA to Decide on 2022 World Cup in March B: Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, Says Infantino

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