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nope.  i didn't hear of it.  is it okay if you can post a picture of your old self here created by the a.i. for us to see. :)
Weird. Anyone try the old person AI thing that went viral last week? I did it and damn, my girl and I will be a good looking old couple.
Off-Topic / Re: My woodworking and my Instagram
« Last post by Titan on July 15, 2019, 05:33:28 PM »
Thanks clips! I have another project mostly done. I'm just waiting for the hardware to come in. I'll try to post pics on Wednesday after I put it on.
Happy Birthday board / Happy Birthday guar and ManKiller
« Last post by Paul2 on July 11, 2019, 08:08:25 PM »
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:hb: Happy Birthday guar and ManKiller. :hb:

sorry for late birthday greeting because i forgot.  i did remember it hours ago in the afternoon after i came home from gym, then i forgot. just now i remember so better late than never.  since there are two of you having the same birthday, might as well add a 3rd song here.

anyway, what did you guys do and get on your birthdays?
Off-Topic / Re: My woodworking and my Instagram
« Last post by clips on July 10, 2019, 11:32:16 PM »
Congrats Titan! are a kickass woodcraftsman/Engineer.... :thumbsup:.....good stuff!.....ahhh Jumpy...good to see you are still around and haven't changed after all these years.... :thumbsup:

Researchers with the Samsung AI Center in Moscow and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have published a new paper detailing the creation of software that generates 3D animated heads from a single still image. Unlike previously detailed AI systems capable of generating photo-realistic portraits, the new technology produces moving, talking heads that, though not perfect, are highly realistic.

'Practical scenarios' require a system that can be trained using only a few—or even a single —of a person rather than an extensive image dataset, the newly published study explains. To satisfy this requirement, researchers created a system for which 'training can be based on just a few images and done quickly, despite the need to tune tens of millions of parameters.'

Using generative adversarial networks, researchers were able to animate painted portraits in addition to images, producing, among other things, a talking, moving version of the Mona Lisa. As demonstrated in a video detailing the study (below), final results vary in quality and realism, with some being arguably indistinguishable (at least at low resolutions) from real videos.

The researchers explain in their paper that the use of additional images to train the system results in life-like final results:

Crucially, only a handful of photographs (as little as one) is needed to create a new model, whereas the model trained on 32 images achieves perfect realism and personalization score in our user study (for 224p static images).

Some other issues remain with this type of system, the researchers note, including a 'noticeable personality mismatch' between the person featured in the still image(s) and the talking individual used to animate the portrait. The researchers explain, 'if one wants to create "fake" puppeteering videos without such mismatch, some landmark adaptation is needed.'

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The technology remains viable for purposes that don't necessarily require a personality match, but rather the simple animation of a character that exists only as a small series of still images. Thus far, the technology only works on faces and the upper parts of one's torso. It's unclear whether the researchers plan to expand the system to include other body parts.

Samsung's study joins past AI-based portrait work from NVIDIA, as well as non-portrait AI image generation, including the system NVIDIA debuted earlier this year --- one capable of rapidly converting simple sketches into complex landscape images.

that is creepy and interesting at the same time.
Happy Birthday board / Happy Birthday Evi
« Last post by Paul2 on July 06, 2019, 05:21:33 PM »
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:hb: Happy Birthday Evi. :hb:
Happy Birthday board / Happy Birthday Jumpman and QuDDus
« Last post by Paul2 on July 02, 2019, 11:13:38 AM »
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:hb: Happy Birthday Jumpman and QuDDus. :hb:

33 years old eh jumpman?  so what did you do and get on your birthday?

i added the 3rd song since there are two people having the same birthday.  the 3rd song is actually a remaster of the 2nd song from nes to snes instrumentations and sound quality.  i think the nes instrumentations has its charmed while the snes version has more soothing and better sound quality but the instrumentations couldn't be as good as it could be though in my opinion.
Off-Topic / Re: My woodworking and my Instagram
« Last post by Jumpman on July 02, 2019, 03:01:14 AM »
I work a terrible job and live in my parents' basement.
Off-Topic / Re: My woodworking and my Instagram
« Last post by Titan on June 29, 2019, 06:39:33 PM »
Hobbyist woodworker mostly. But my plan is to do this as a side hustle and hopefully sell some work at craftshows. I think making beer and wine related pieces will sell. Especially in my area. Go to a ritzy area, people will buy my wine caddies and such. In a more blue collar area, the beer stuff will sell. And who knows. This may really take off and I can do woodworking full time. One can hope :)
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