Researchers trained an AI to create Flintstones cartoons

by TRISTAN GREENE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03608 Machines are quickly bridging the creative gap between human and artificial intelligence. Last year we were amazed by Nvidia’s AI’s ability to generate realistic images of fake people, but yesterday a group of researchers unveiled one capable of making original videos of “The Flintstones” from text descriptions. Take that, “The Jetsons.” “The Flintstones,” … Continue reading Researchers trained an AI to create Flintstones cartoons

Design for a Vision

We’ve all been there—reacting to micro feedback, responding to a VP request, making small tweaks for small gains. They all add up progressing your product / site / experience but it always detracts from holistically crafting a strategy, a north star, a vision. Iteration does not always equal innovation. Innovation is hard, which is why it’s often … Continue reading Design for a Vision

Leading by Design

AIGA recognizes Google’s commitment to design excellence  By Google Design Google’s mission—to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”—suggests that in an increasingly complex world, our ultimate goal as a technology company should be simply to make life easier. We believe that design provides the language and framework for making this … Continue reading Leading by Design

Video: Design Is [Smart]

Jess Holbrook and Josh Lovejoy demystify and explain human-centered machine learning  By Google Design Machine learning will cause us to rethink, restructure, and consider new possibilities for virtually every built experience. In the Google UX community, designers practice human-centered machine learning (HCML) to help focus and guide that conversation. In this talk, HCML experts Jess … Continue reading Video: Design Is [Smart]

Looking to Listen: Audio-Visual Speech Separation

Posted by Inbar Mosseri and Oran Lang, Software Engineers, Google Research People are remarkably good at focusing their attention on a particular person in a noisy environment, mentally “muting” all other voices and sounds. Known as the cocktail party effect, this capability comes natural to us humans. However, automatic speech separation — separating an audio signal … Continue reading Looking to Listen: Audio-Visual Speech Separation

Alphabet’s moonshot chief: Regulating driverless cars demands testing the “smarts” of the systems

Astro Teller says Waymo stress-tests its vehicles under “pathological situations,” some involving people in Elmo outfits. by James Temple The head of Alphabet’s X division says that society needs to develop new ways to regulate autonomous vehicles, ideally by testing the “smartness” of specific systems. Astro Teller, X’s chief of moonshots, made the point during an onstage … Continue reading Alphabet’s moonshot chief: Regulating driverless cars demands testing the “smarts” of the systems

Excellence is a way of life

President's Award for Israel's 70th year*** On Thursday morning, a reception was held for officers and outstanding soldiers for the year 2018 at the President's Residence in Jerusalem. The ceremony was attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, members of the General Staff … Continue reading Excellence is a way of life

The Book of the Eternal Books

The 70th World Bible Contest for the State of Israel*** Four Israelis are all in the first place in the World Bible Contest for Youth. In the state education system Irad Herman, a high school student together with Modi'in, a resident of Modi'in, won first place. His deputy is Ofek Avraham, an ORT student in … Continue reading The Book of the Eternal Books

To the glory of the State of Israel

Israel Prize Ceremony for the year 2018*** On Israel's 70th Independence Day, 19.4.2018, Thursday, 19:30, at the International Convention Center Binyanei Ha'uma in Jerusalem, the Israel Prize ceremony was held for the year 5769. The ceremony was attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett. This year, Prof. Elisha … Continue reading To the glory of the State of Israel

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