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Amazing AI generates entire bodies of people who don’t exist • Futurism
Dan Robitzski:
<p>A new deep learning algorithm can generate high-resolution, photorealistic images of people — faces, hair, outfits, and all — from scratch.

The AI-generated models are the most realistic we’ve encountered, and the tech will soon be licensed out to clothing companies and advertising agencies interested in whipping up photogenic models without paying for lights or a catering budget. At the same time, similar algorithms could be misused to undermine public trust in digital media.

The algorithm was developed by DataGrid, a tech company housed on the campus of Japan’s Kyoto University, according to a press release.

In a video showing off the tech, the AI morphs and poses model after model as their outfits transform, bomber jackets turning into winter coats and dresses melting into graphic tees.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8siezzLXbNo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p>

So that's another group of jobs gone. (Thanks Charles Knight for the link.)
Ai  model 
may 2019 by charlesarthur
If you want to switch carriers, buy Verizon's iPhone 7 • PC News
Sasche Segan points out that there are two models of iPhone 7, and one doesn't work on CDMA networks (as used by Verizon and Sprint):
<p>the secret may lie in <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-10/intel-said-to-get-chip-order-from-apple-first-major-mobile-win">this Bloomberg story</a> saying that Apple moved to Intel modems for some number of iPhones, which would be the AT&T and T-Mobile models. We reported this rumor as far back as 2015, and it was widely echoed in the financial and trade press in mid-2016.

That would mean that while the Sprint, Verizon, Japanese, and Chinese units are probably running Qualcomm's X12 modem, which is the same one used in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and other top smartphones right now, the AT&T and T-Mobile models probably use Intel's XMM7360. Intel's modems don't support CDMA.

Please understand that this is all (informed) speculation. I'm getting radio silence from Apple right now, and Qualcomm, Intel, and all of the carriers have just pointed me back to Apple for comment.

If Apple has gone with Intel, that's Apple getting back to its roots. The first iPhones used modems from Infineon, which was purchased by Intel and became Intel's modem division. But I'm a bit concerned because while the X12 is the current gold standard for modems, we've never seen the XMM7360 in any US phone, although it's been on the market since late 2015. So we don't know anything about the real-world performance of the XMM7360 versus the X12. That's relevant because a phone's modem, which controls its connection to the Internet, is a very, very important part.

Intel's XMM7360 does not support the newest network features like 256 QAM and 4x4 MIMO, which are part of T-Mobile's latest network upgrades. But those features are optional on the X12, so Apple's X12 may not support them either. We don't know.</p>


This is the sort of thing, though, that would be horrendous to discover after the fact as a phone buyer. But Apple's probably not going to go with an "Intel Inside" sticker.
intel  apple  iphone7  model 
september 2016 by charlesarthur

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