Reddit ends its role as a free AI training data goldmine

Summary Reddit plays a central role in training large language models. Now the social network is looking to monetize its data. OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 or GPT-4, Meta’s LLaMA, or Google’s Bard – large language models are trained on Internet text, and a significant portion of the training data comes from Reddit threads. The fact that this …

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Microsoft edges closer to zero-shot voice cloning

Summary Microsoft presents NaturalSpeech 2, a text-to-speech model that is based on diffusion models and is capable of cloning any voice with just a short snippet of audio. Microsoft Research Asia and Microsoft Azure Speech developed NaturalSpeech 2 using a diffusion model that interacts with a Neural Audio codec, which compresses waveforms into vectors. The …

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Pimax Portal: Delivery imminent – software not final yet

UPDATE Picture: Pimax UPDATE April 20, 2023: Pimax has just informed us that going forward, the company wants to take a more transparent and proactive path to communicate development status more openly. This includes delays in development: “Our blog post is meant to let our customers know better about the status of Portal since we …

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Will this AI system solve Meta’s full-body avatar problem?

Picture: MetaAI Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. A study by Meta AI shows a new avatar model that realizes smooth human full-body movements in virtual reality – without additional sensors. The inside-out tracking of mobile VR headsets like the Meta …

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The graphically stunning Red Matter 2 is coming to Playstation VR 2

Picture: Vertical Robot Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Coming “very soon” to Playstation VR 2, Red Matter 2 will look even more impressive thanks to the horsepower of the PS5. The first installment quickly became a benchmark for graphics on …

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Meta lays off employees of its own VR game studios

Picture: Ready at Dawn Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. A report claimed that Meta’s VR game studios would be spared from the current layoffs. This turned out to be false. A report by Business Insider claimed that teams working Meta’s …

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Nvidia shows text-to-video for Stable Diffusion

Summary Nvidia turns Stable Diffusion into a text-to-video model, generates high-resolution video, and shows how the model can be personalized. Nvidia’s generative AI model is based on diffusion models and adds a temporal dimension that enables temporal-aligned image synthesis over multiple frames. The team trains a video model to generate several minutes of video of …

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Researchers and Google CEO call for global regulation of AI

Summary AI applications are spreading rapidly and can have a major impact on our lives. How are policymakers dealing with it? From freelancers losing clients, graphic designers taking legal action, IT students questioning their future careers, to a Harvard professor accused of sexual harassment by ChatGPT, there is no question that AI has arrived in …

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Japanese government tests ChatGPT for website updates

Summary Update, April 19, 2023: Bloomberg reports on an initial test of ChatGPT by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The chatbot is designed to simplify documents and make them more accessible. Specifically, ChatGPT will help update online manuals for filling out applications for subsidies and public assistance. This is said to involve thousands …

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VR training leads to improved outcomes in nursing education

Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. A new study suggests that nursing trainees learn more effectively with virtual reality than in traditional training. Virtual reality could improve nursing education and provide hands-on experience beyond the confines of inpatient clinics. That’s the …

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