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NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 details: Better graphics made easier with AI

NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 details: Better graphics made easier with AI

DLSS 2.0 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) might be just the game-changing graphics technology we need at this strange point in history. DLSS 2.0 uses dedicated AI processors (Tensor Cores) on NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards to bring boosted frame rates without the blurry textures that usually come along for the ride. While DLSS 2.0 works with improved speed and quality, it's the compatibility that's the most important part of the puzzle.

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Intel made experimental chips that can smell

Intel made experimental chips that can smell

Companies are trying to train AI to do all sorts of things, but a team at Intel has been attempting to train AI to something unorthorodox for a computer: smell. Researchers from Intel Labs and Cornell University have announced that Intel's neuromorphic research chip, dubbed Loihi, is able to "learn and recognize hazardous chemicals," through algorithms that mimic the brain's olfactory system.

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Facebook taps AI to turn almost any 2D photo into a 3D image

Facebook taps AI to turn almost any 2D photo into a 3D image

A couple of years ago, Facebook announced support for 3D Photos, but the feature was limited to images captured using a smartphone with a dual-lens 'portrait mode' feature. Things are changing thanks to the company's machine learning technology, it explained in an announcement on Friday. Using AI, Facebook said it can turn almost any 2D image into a 3D Photo, expanding the feature to more users.

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Gmail adopts deep learning to scan and block malicious attachments

Gmail adopts deep learning to scan and block malicious attachments

Thanks to its ubiquity via Google's other services, Gmail accounts have become prime targets for malicious or even illegal activities. It isn't just spam or phishing scams either, as emails can also include files that, when downloaded and opened, could compromise users' devices and files. That's why Google is ramping up its efforts to block these attachments from even reaching your Gmail inbox in the first place and it's doing it with a little help from Google's favorite machine learning special sauce.

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Amazon Go Grocery store opens, bringing AI shopping to a larger space

Amazon Go Grocery store opens, bringing AI shopping to a larger space

For some time now, Amazon has operated a number of cashier-less convenience stores under the Amazon Go brand. Now, it seems, it's ready to take that concept and apply it to larger-scale stores, today opening up its first Amazon Go Grocery in Seattle. The concept is still the same - there are no cashiers to ring up your items and the store doesn't accept cash - only the footprint is much larger.

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Artificial intelligence finds compound that can destroy superbugs

Artificial intelligence finds compound that can destroy superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' are a growing concern, spurring efforts to develop new types of treatments that can eradicate these bacteria. Here to help is a machine-learning algorithm developed by researchers with MIT; it identified a new compound that can destroy several varieties of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, among them being certain bacteria that are now resistant to all available antibiotics.

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Study warns AI may trick humans with false evidence of alien life

Study warns AI may trick humans with false evidence of alien life

Humanity has long wondered whether there is advanced intelligent life in the universe around us, but evidence of such species remains absent. As human technology advances, our species has increasingly embraced these tools as potential ways to detect evidence of other advanced extraterrestrial technologies. One such tool is artificial intelligence, but a new study warns that it may trick humanity with 'evidence' of advanced alien life.

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Android to translate spoken words in real-time in the near future

Android to translate spoken words in real-time in the near future

Gone are the days when translation systems are a source of laughter-induced stomach aches. While there are still some rough corners, advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning have significantly improved translations to an almost eerily terrifying degree. Google is unsurprisingly at the head of the pack and it has just demonstrated how Google Translate on Android might, in the not so distant future, translate what you say on the fly.

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Cadillac Super Cruise auto lane-change added – but there’s a catch

Cadillac Super Cruise auto lane-change added – but there’s a catch

Cadillac's Super Cruise system is gaining the ability to automatically change lanes, with the latest iteration of the driver-assistance tech no longer demanding total human intervention for overtaking. Super Cruise is a relative rarity in the advanced cruise control space, offering a hands-off system unlike most rivals. However early-adopters are unlikely to be pleased with this new update.

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Apple acquires Xnor.ai leaving Wyze cams blind to people

Apple acquires Xnor.ai leaving Wyze cams blind to people

Apple buys smaller tech companies from time to time, as its own PR would reply to inquiries. It's no that often, however, that you hear of such an acquisition causing a different company direct problems. That's exactly the strange situation behind Apple's reported purchase of Seattle-based startup Xnor.ai which is apparently the real reason why Wyze is losing a key feature of its smart security cameras.

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Google ‘nowcast’ AI can accurately predict the weather in minutes

Google ‘nowcast’ AI can accurately predict the weather in minutes

Researchers with Google have published a research paper detailing the machine learning technology behind their newly developed 'nowcast' capabilities. The tech works to predict the weather for the immediate future -- as soon as a single hour in the future, according to the study -- so that people know what to expect and how to arrange their plans. Google claims this technology can make accurate predictions in only minutes.

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NEON’s vision of artificial humans has Samsung’s backing but no clear purpose

NEON’s vision of artificial humans has Samsung’s backing but no clear purpose

NEON is an artificial intelligence project, aka "artificial human" project from a Samsung-backed group called STAR Labs. This is not the same as S.T.A.R. Labs from DC Comics, and the artificial human isn't an android. Instead, it's more like a chat bot. Lots of jargon and buzz-words were shared today by the head of the project, Pranav Mistry.

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