For a given value of useful, from Mashable: Wonder what your dog would look like as a cat? There’s a new AI tool for you. . “NVIDIA has leveraged big gains in AI technology to develop a fun tool called the GANimal App, which allows users to upload a photo of their pet and generate pictures of what it would look like as either different breeds of the same animal — or a different animal altogether.” I tried this with a cat and a dog and wasn’t super impressed.
The Register: Congrats, Nvidia and Google: You’re still the best (out of five) at training neural networks. “Nvidia and Google continue to dominate in AI hardware, according to the latest benchmarking results from the ML Perf project published this week.”
Engadget: NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes. “Imagine if you had the power to turn your old-school Microsoft Paint doodles into actual art. Well, NVIDIA’s latest AI-driven software can do just that. The GauGAN image creator, named after the French post-Impressionist painter, uses generative adversarial networks to transform even the crudest of sketches into a photorealistic landscape.” Doesn’t appear to be available online yet.
Digital Trends: Nvidia’s A.I. Playground lets you edit photos, experience deep learning research. “On Monday, March 18, Nvidia launched A.I. Playground, a new online space where anyone can experience all the raw power of deep learning research. The new website currently features three demos for image editing, styling, as well as photorealistic image synthesis.”
Geekologie: Oh Wow: Deep Learning AI Program Can Turn Standard 30FPS Footage Into Seamless High Quality Slow-Motion. “This is a video demonstration of a deep learning artificial intelligence program developed by graphics processor giant Nvidia that can turn standard 30FPS footage into beautiful, seamless 240FPS slow motion footage, 60FPS to 480FPS, and already slow motion footage four times slower.”
Techradar: Nvidia’s amazing deep learning tool can reconstruct incomplete photos. “It might look like witchcraft, but researchers at Nvidia have developed an advanced deep learning image-retouching tool that can intelligently reconstruct incomplete photos. While removing unwanted artefacts in image editing is nothing new – Adobe Photoshop’s Content-Aware tools are pretty much the industry standard – the prototype tool that Nvidia is showcasing looks incredibly impressive.”
TechCrunch: Nvidia and Baidu team on AI across cloud, self-driving, academia and the home. “Baidu and Nvidia announced a far-reaching agreement to work together on artificial intelligence today, spanning applications in cloud computing, autonomous driving, education and research, and domestic uses via consumer devices. It may be the most comprehensive partnership yet for Nvidia in its bourgeoning artificial intelligence business, and it’s likely to provide a big boost for Nvidia’s GPU business for years to come.”