How-To Geek: “UnstableFusion” Makes AI Art Easy on Windows, Mac, and Linux

How-To Geek: “UnstableFusion” Makes AI Art Easy on Windows, Mac, and Linux. “‘UnstableFusion’ is another front-end that is rising in popularity, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s a native desktop application, instead of a command-line tool or a local web server, so it’s one of the easiest ways to try Stable Diffusion right now. The main catch is that you still need to install Python, the Stable Diffusion model, and other components on your own — the full instructions are available in the readme file.”

MIT: AI system makes models like DALL-E 2 more creative

MIT: AI system makes models like DALL-E 2 more creative. “The internet had a collective feel-good moment with the introduction of DALL-E, an artificial intelligence-based image generator inspired by artist Salvador Dali and the lovable robot WALL-E that uses natural language to produce whatever mysterious and beautiful image your heart desires. Seeing typed-out inputs like ‘smiling gopher holding an ice cream cone’ instantly spring to life clearly resonated with the world. Getting said smiling gopher and attributes to pop up on your screen is not a small task.”

Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University: An AI Message Decoder Based on Bacterial Growth Patterns

Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University: An AI Message Decoder Based on Bacterial Growth Patterns. “Depending on the initial conditions used, such as nutrient levels and space constraints, bacteria tend to grow in specific ways. The researchers created a virtual bacterial colony and then controlled growth conditions and the numbers and sizes of simulated bacterial dots to create an entire alphabet based on how the colonies would look after they fill a virtual Petri dish. They call this encoding scheme emorfi.”

PetaPixel: Getty Images Ban AI-Generated Pictures, Shutterstock Following Suit

PetaPixel: Getty Images Ban AI-Generated Pictures, Shutterstock Following Suit. “Getty Images has announced it will not accept submissions that were created with AI-image generators and will remove all such artworks. The world’s largest repository of images shared with PetaPixel the note sent to contributors stating that images generated from artificially intelligent (AI) image generators such as Stable Diffusion, DALL-E, and Midjourney will not be allowed on the site.”

Vanity Fair: Darth Vader’s Voice Emanated From War-Torn Ukraine

Vanity Fair: Darth Vader’s Voice Emanated From War-Torn Ukraine. “Bogdan Belyaev was working from home when the air raid sirens went off. They hadn’t been heard in the city of Lviv since World War II, but it was February 24, and Russia had just invaded Ukraine…. But for Belyaev, work carried on because he needed it to. People on the other side of the world were relying on him, and the project was the culmination of a passion he’d had since childhood: Star Wars.”

Maryland Today: How AI Could Help Writers Spot Stereotypes

Maryland Today: How AI Could Help Writers Spot Stereotypes. “Studious Asians, sassy yet helpless women and greedy shopkeepers: These tired stereotypes of literature and film not only often offend the people they caricature, but can drag down what might otherwise have been a compelling narrative. Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab are working to combat these clichés with the creation of DramatVis Personae (DVP), a web-based visual analytics system powered by artificial intelligence that helps writers identify stereotypes they might be unwittingly giving fictional form among their cast of characters (or dramatis personae).”

The Verge: Here’s Krafton’s virtual human Ana in action

The Verge: Here’s Krafton’s virtual human Ana in action. “Earlier this year, Krafton — the company best known for the battle royale shooter PUBG — unveiled what it described as a ‘hyper-realistic’ virtual human. Alongside those first images and details were some big plans to turn Ana, as she’s known, into a virtual star. Now we can see what that looks like with a brand-new music video.”

Nation Thailand: DITP launches new AI tool to evaluate Thailand’s trade prospects

Nation Thailand: DITP launches new AI tool to evaluate Thailand’s trade prospects. “Phusit Rattanakul Seriroengrit, [Department of International Trade Promotion]’s director general, said on Friday that the DITP Business AI tool can analyse products in five categories, including agriculture, food, lifestyle and fashion, health and beauty, and industrial sectors. He said the system features a global trade analytics option which predicts export trends in the short term (three months) and long term (12 months).”

It’s not me, it’s you: Why I’m breaking up with Otter.ai (KnowTechie)

KnowTechie: It’s not me, it’s you: Why I’m breaking up with Otter.ai. “Otter.ai is an automated service. Unlike other industries, it isn’t battling rampant wage inflation. The biggest variable that influences the cost-per-transaction is computing power, which is unbelievably cheap. Sure, the big three cloud providers (Microsoft, Google, and Amazon) have all recently hiked their prices in light of supply chain woes and soaring energy costs. But not by that much.”

UGA Today: Did my computer say it best?

UGA Today: Did my computer say it best?. “With autocorrect and auto-generated email responses, algorithms offer plenty of assistance to help people express themselves. But new research from the University of Georgia shows people who rely on computer algorithms for assistance with language-related, creative tasks didn’t improve their performance and were more likely to trust low-quality advice.”