An AI paints nightmarishly surreal nude paintings

Titian on shrooms? Francis Bacon turned up to 11? Picasso++? Dali, um, well, Dali would probably come up with something like this tbh. Robbie Barrat is a machine learning researcher at Stanford who’s using an AI program to generate nude portraits ( more , more , and more ). Usually the machine just paints people … Continue reading An AI paints nightmarishly surreal nude paintings

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How a Google Brain Researcher Is Making AI Easier to Understand

It’s known as the “black box problem”: Because deep-learning models are trained, rather than programmed, there’s no way to pop the hood to see how they work. Been Kim has designed a human-centred solution to the problem. Source: How a Google Brain Researcher Is Making AI Easier to Understand

Artificial Intelligence – a Modern Approach In Design Industry

Since the beginning of artificial intelligence development to recent times, artificial intelligence a modern approach has moved from a largely arcane academic pursuit to the mainstream of every business. It is creeping its way into our daily life little by little. Source: Artificial Intelligence – a Modern Approach In Design Industry

robotic exoskeleton designed for skiing helps you take on the slopes

roam robotics have revealed a robotic powered exoskeleton designed to superpower your knees during skiing and snowboarding. the wearable technology straps onto the users thigh, connected to a backpack, and is designed to aid mobility. Source: robotic exoskeleton designed for skiing helps you take on the slopes

Festo’s Incredible Mobile Biomimetic Robots

When Season 2 of "Westworld" premieres in a few weeks, I wouldn't be surprised to see that the androids were created by a future version of Festo. Festo, a German robotics company whose power-tool spin-off Festool is well-known amongst many of you, specializes in biomimetic robotic technology. Source: Festo's Incredible Mobile Biomimetic Robots

Can You Assemble an IKEA Chair Faster Than This Robot?

So far, technology has introduced the world to robots that dust, vacuum and lull you to sleep. Now there's been some major progress made in the form of a robot that assembles IKEA furniture, proving that the momentum of these multi-tasking machines and their automated functions is progressing faster than it takes to memorize the … Continue reading Can You Assemble an IKEA Chair Faster Than This Robot?

The 15 coolest interfaces of the year

It was the year when self-driving cars got  boring . When iPhones became  confusing . When the army spent $480 million on Microsoft Hololens headsets. When we finally got to see the long-awaited Magic Leap…and it was a dud . When virtual reality headsets like Oculus Go had their cords cut from bulky tower PCs. Source: … Continue reading The 15 coolest interfaces of the year

AI-Generated Human Faces That Look Amazingly Real

The opening line of Madeline Miller’s Circe is: “When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.” In Miller’s telling of the mythological story, Circe was the daughter of a Titan and a sea nymph (a lesser deity born of two Titans). Source: AI-Generated Human Faces That Look Amazingly Real

Comau Mate Exoskeleton Eases Repetitive Movements and Increases Work Quality

Comau MATE Exoskeleton wants to give superpower to your operators. It’s a wearable technology that supports them to carry out their daily tasks. MATE is an ergonomically designed spring-based structure, it eases repetitive movements and relieves effort due to a lightweight, breathable, and effective postural support. Source: Comau Mate Exoskeleton Eases Repetitive Movements and Increases … Continue reading Comau Mate Exoskeleton Eases Repetitive Movements and Increases Work Quality

Intelligent Housekeeping Robot

Today we want to show you very cute Intelligent Housekeeping Robot by Wanheng Chen which won the 2018 Red Dot Design Concept Award. Don’t be deceived by the name, this adorable robot isn’t going to clean your floors, but it might be able to control another device that does. Source: Intelligent Housekeeping Robot

A more Grounded Definition of the Law of Attraction that’ll work for Anyone.

There’s a whole lot of talk about manifestation and the Law of Attraction in the world today. To be completely honest, I’ve never really been a fan of this kind of stuff. The idea that we can have whatever we want if we simply put it in our mind’s eye just seems really f*cking childish … Continue reading A more Grounded Definition of the Law of Attraction that’ll work for Anyone.

UX Design: What Augmented Reality Can Do for the User Experience

Even outside of games and questionable pleasures, the possibilities of augmented reality are massive. How can the user experience benefit from it in UX design? What Does Augmented Reality Mean? All technological developments that expand the senses of a human with abilities that he wouldn’t have otherwise are considered augmented reality. Source: UX Design: What … Continue reading UX Design: What Augmented Reality Can Do for the User Experience

Mind-reading robots are no longer science fiction

New research developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) lets a person control a robotic arm with brainwaves and subtle hand gestures. It’s the stuff of X-Men, manga robots, and joystick-piloted spaceships–except, in this case, it’s quite real. Source: Mind-reading robots are no longer science fiction

Facebook wants to literally open your eyes with A.I. that fixes blinks in photos

Previous programs use am image of someone else’s eyes to fix a blink (third column), but Facebook researchers just created a program that uses your own eyes (fourth column). Facebook Research Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to paint in the missing regions of a face to fix a blink or turn a frown into … Continue reading Facebook wants to literally open your eyes with A.I. that fixes blinks in photos

Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web , and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in practice? The company now has an easy way to find out. Source: Google demo shows how AR can thrive on … Continue reading Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Sebastian Pons Photography

Sébastien has been in the advertising and photography for 15 years, having worked as a photographer, graphic designer and film director. sebastienpons.com In 2006, Sébastien moved to London to build his photographic portfolio working for Estée Lauder, the British Fashion Council, Apple UK, Vivienne Westwood and Lancôme. Source: Sebastian Pons Photography

Mobile App Redesign: QVC by Stephanie White

  Runthrough of how the simplified shopping process would carry through on the new app interface. Source: Mobile App Redesign: QVC by Stephanie White

A New Virtual Reality Demo Allows Users to Explore the Inner Workings of a Friendly Feline

Leap Motion describes their newest virtual reality demo, Cat Explorer , as demonstrating “the transformative potential of VR and natural interaction in fields as diverse as education, training, healthcare, and entertainment.” The interactive program allows the user to explore the inner workings of a friendly cartoon feline. Source: A New Virtual Reality Demo Allows Users … Continue reading A New Virtual Reality Demo Allows Users to Explore the Inner Workings of a Friendly Feline

Amazon Is Working on a Real Life Rosie the Robot

This year's Consumer Electronics Show was a coming out party for the bots. Sony had a new version of its Aibo dog, Honda had its line of mobility robots, and yet the robot with the most buzz on the show floor was a funny little thing from LG called CLOi (pronounced like "chloe"— KLOH-ee ). … Continue reading Amazon Is Working on a Real Life Rosie the Robot