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MIT scientists develop a way to recover details from blurry images

October 26th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

A group of MIT researchers have developed a way to recover lost details from images and create clear copies of motion-blurred parts in videos. Their creation, an algorithm called a “visual deprojection model,” is based on a convolutional neural network. They trained that network by feeding it pairs of low-quality images and their high-quality counterparts, […]



Online dating in a world of deepfakes

October 4th, 2019 at 12:27 am » Comments Off

Facebook has teamed up with the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and academics from Cornell Tech, MIT, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and University at Albany–SUNY to build the Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC). Deepfake detection is an enduring arms race that will never end. In case you are wondering… no, this […]



Facebook is challenging researchers to build a deep fakes detector

September 21st, 2019 at 1:14 am » Comments Off

Why it makes sense to fight deepfakes with deepfakes. Deepfakes are becoming so convincing that it’s hard to tell them from real videos. And that could soon spell disaster, eroding trust in what we see online. That’s why Facebook is teaming up with a consortium of researchers from Microsoft and several prominent research universities for […]



Microsoft’s tech can make your hologram speak another language

August 12th, 2019 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

This exec doesn’t speak Japanese — but it sure looks like she does. You no longer need to speak another language to look like you’re fluent in it — to anyone, anywhere. On Wednesday, Microsoft executive Julia White took the stage at the company’s Inspire partner conference to demonstrate how it’s now possible to not […]



Chinese vertical dramas made for phone viewing show the future of mobile video

August 1st, 2019 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

  Mobile video is a big deal, but you don’t need me to tell you that. Big Tech has been fast-moving into the mobile video space for a few years now, and recently a slew of mobile-specific content has arrived. Instagram launched IGTV in 2018, and is pushing creators to explore what’s possible for mobile […]



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