We’ve seen text-to-video models before — it’s a natural extension of text-to-image models like DALL-E, which output stills from prompts.
Below are articles that I’m reading, that I thought you might be interested in too.
Speaking at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in Naples, Italy, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that not too long from today, people will wonder how they led a life without augmented reality, stressing the "profound" impact it will have on the not so distant future.
“Be it filmmaking, broadcast, cut scenes for video games, these different types of storytelling are all using the same technology now,” says Ray Mosco, Developer Relations Partner Manager at HTC Vive, which makes VR and camera-tracking technology.
As media studies scholar Rachel Plotnick details, people worried that the electric push button would make human skills atrophy .
But before Apple has even launched one of these devices it’s apparently already looking to make some improvements, with a report from The Elec saying that the California-based tech company is requesting OLED on Silicon panels from Samsung Display and LG Display that are 3,500ppi.
Exceptional technical ability is the only way for CTOs/VPEs to be true judges of quality—to know the difference between good and great (across hiring engineers, system design, etc.)
In a bid to change that, AI startup Hugging Face and ServiceNow Research, ServiceNow’s R&D division, today launched BigCode, a new project that aims to develop “state-of-the-art” AI systems for code in an “open and responsible” way.
Fast Company spoke with Case about how the pandemic accelerated these trends, and why he believes the coming decade will see more tech innovation from unexpected parts of the country.
After Jones gave Lucasfilm permission to use the AI-generated voice, Vanity Fair says the studio tasked Respeecher with making Vader sound like Jones’ “dark side villain from 45 years ago” in Disney Plus’ Obi-Wan Kenobi .
But two and a half years later, many workers really don’t want to go back to the office, and companies are struggling to figure out how to convince them to return, offering enticements like free food, prizes, and even alcoholic beverages to draw workers back.
Qualcomm’s new AptX Lossless standard is supposed to finally close the gap between the fidelity of CD-quality audio and the imperfect compression of Bluetooth.
Almost thirty years ago, our former editor John Case reflected, "a company performs best when its people see themselves as partners in the business rather than as hired hands." He called the philosophy Open-Book Management (OBM), and the term was coined in 1993 right here in Inc. Magazine .
Lee sees self-supervised deep learning (SSL) driving a second golden era in AI investment, as natural language processing (NLP) applications generate breakthroughs similar to those seen in computer vision over the last 5-10 years.
And this change, which I’ll explain below, is likely to create high levels of employment, job growth, and economic opportunities despite the current business cycle.
In an attempt to leverage these advances in multilinguality, a Google team created PaLI, which was trained on both images and text to perform tasks like image captioning, object detection and optical character recognition.
The other reason it’s top of mind involves our story from earlier this morning, which broke the news of Figure’s self-funded efforts to introduce its own humanoid courtesy of an impressive staff of former Apple, Tesla, Boston Dynamics and Google employees.
In addition to their regular working hours, office workers said they spend an average of 67 extra minutes online each day (5.5 hours a week) simply making sure they’re visibly working online, according to a recent survey from software companies Qatalog and GitLab. Workers everywhere are feeling burnt out by this behavior.
To boot, even if Stable Diffusion does not excel at every possible type of text-prompt (for example, in reproducing a particular genre, style of art, or celebrity that was under-represented in the original trained dataset), the weights of the model can be ‘fine-tuned’ by end-users, who can continue to train it solely on image collections of their choice.