SiliconAngle: OpenAI’s latest AI text generator GPT-3 amazes early adopters. “Artificial intelligence research outfit OpenAI Inc. recently made the latest version of its GPT-3 general-purpose natural language processing model available in private beta, and its capabilities are astounding early testers.”
The Next Web: How an AI graphic designer convinced clients it was human. “Nikolay Ironov had been working as a graphic designer for more than a year before he revealed his secret. As an employee of Art. Lebedev Studio — Russia’s largest design company — Ironov had already worked on more than 20 commercial projects, creating everything from beer bottle labels to startup logos. But Ironov was not the person he claimed to be. In fact, the designer was not a person at all.”
AsiaOne: They’re kings and queens of social media – but they don’t exist. “Social media is filled with attractive individuals who pose against heavily edited backgrounds and promote aesthetically photographed products. They have turned the online realm into a curated fantasy world, one where it’s hard to discern what is real and what is artful artifice. Now, a new computer-generated species of social media influencer is taking this escapism to another level.”
AdWeek: PicsArt Video Editing Platform Has a New Copyright-Free AI Music Generator. “Artificial intelligence composers will soon be scoring videos with a new tool from photo- and video-editing platform PicsArt that taps the latest research on machine-learning-powered music generation. The feature, rolled out in partnership with AI music startup Mubert, will generate an instrumental track in any of more than two dozen musical styles designed to match the mood of a given clip.”
Screen Rant: How To Find Made Up Words With Meaningless Definitions . “If you don’t know what Tendercake means then it is a cake or filling typically made with the flattened piece of fruit and cake eaten dry, according to an AI web tool that’s specifically designed to make up words. The website where the AI is located doesn’t only make up words, but also provides context through meaningless definitions and examples that makes them sound authentic. This is the just the latest example of how artificial intelligence is being used for new and novel purposes.”
The Tab: This is how to do that hilarious AI meme generator that everyone is doing on Twitter. “The generator, called This Meme Does Not Exist, is created by a site called site is called imgflip, who say on their site that the memes are generated by ‘a deep artificial neural network. Nothing about the text generation is hardcoded, except that the maximum text length is limited for sanity. The model uses character-level prediction, so you can specify prefix text of one or more characters to influence the text generated.'”
SiliconANGLE: OpenAI debuts Jukebox, a machine learning framework that creates its own music. “Artificial intelligence research outfit OpenAI Inc. has published a new machine learning framework that can generate its own music after being trained on raw audio. The new tool is called Jukebox, and the results are pretty impressive. Although the songs it made don’t quite sound like the real thing, they’re very close approximations to the originals.”
The Serious Computer Vision Blog: Training a Rap Machine. “In my previous post, I gave a short tutorial on how to use the Google AI platform for small garage projects. In this post, I am going to follow up and talk about how I built (or more like an attempt to build) my holiday project, a machine that completes your rap lyrics using the ‘Transformer’ neural network.” I played with it a little using lyrics from G YAMAZAWA’s “North Cack”. It was… pretty good?
The Next Web: Scientists figured out how to fool state-of-the-art Deepfake detectors. “A team of researchers from UC San Diego recently came up with a relatively simple method for convincing fake video-detectors that AI-generated fakes are the real deal.”
Geekologie: Woman Trains Neural Network To Create Self Portraits Of Her. “This is a short video of the generative adversarial neural network self portraits created by Ellie O’Brien using the NVIDIA StyleGAN model retrained with 7000 images of herself.”
The Scholarly Kitchen: If My AI Wrote this Post, Could I Own the Copyright?. “We are now at another inflection point with a new technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and similar questions about the boundaries of intellectual property rights are coming to the forefront. There could be profound implications for the publishing and scientific communities, which are becoming key sources of training data for artificial intelligence systems, as well as for publishers themselves, potentially becoming reliant on artificial intelligence for creation, curation and engagement of new content.” Good comments too.
Geekologie: A Website Where An Artificial Intelligence System Will Write Song Lyrics About Your Topic Of Choice. “These Lyrics Do Not Exist is a website connected to an artificial intelligence system that will write song lyrics about your topic of choice. You just enter that topic (or a person’s name), choose a style of music from country, metal, rock, pop, EDM, or rap, and whether you want the tone of the song to be very sad, sad, neutral, happy, or very happy.” Not going to admit how long I spent here generating pop songs with my husband’s name in them.
The Next Web: Scientist trains AI to write messages of love on candy hearts. “Janelle Shane, who in her day job creates computer-controlled holograms for studying the brain, collected genuine messages printed on the heart-shaped sweets to use as training data. She then fed them to a neural network so that it could learn the patterns behind the words.” I think “All Hover” was my favorite.
TIME: How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Video Gamers Create the Exact Games They Want to Play . “Of course, simply playing a game is one thing. What about creating them, the way some musicians are using AI to generate entirely new forms of their art? [Matthew] Guzdial and his team are working on exactly that. They’re developing software that, working alongside human partners, creates new video games out of whole cloth.”
The Next Web: Reuters built a prototype for automated news videos using Deepfakes tech. “The Reuters news company and an AI startup named Synthesia today unveiled a new project they’ve partnered on that uses Deepfakes-style technology to generate automated news reports in real time.”