'Deep Nostalgia' AI brings old photos to life through animation

Using machine-learning technology, the genealogy company My Heritage enables users to animate static images of their relatives.

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  • Deep Nostalgia uses machine learning to animate static images.
  • The AI can animate images by "looking" at a single facial image, and the animations include movements such as blinking, smiling and head tilting.
  • As deepfake technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, some are concerned about how bad actors might abuse the technology to manipulate the pubic.
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NASA's Perseverance rover has a 1997 computer chip brain. Here's why.

It may be old tech, but it's super-reliable.

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  • A special super-tough version of an old chip made famous by Apple is running the show on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
  • The chip is slow by modern standards, but meets the reliability test.
  • The chip can be bombarded with radiation and still keeps on going.
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    ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ documentary explores the dark side of simulation theory

    What happens when simulation theory becomes more than a fascinating thought experiment?

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    • Simulation theory proposes that our world is likely a simulation created by beings with super-powerful computers.
    • In "A Glitch in the Matrix," filmmaker Rodney Ascher explores the philosophy behind simulation theory, and interviews a handful of people who believe the world is a simulation.
    • "A Glitch in the Matrix" premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and is now available to stream online.
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    Physicist creates AI algorithm that may prove reality is a simulation

    A physicist creates an AI algorithm that predicts natural events and may prove the simulation hypothesis.

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    • Princeton physicist Hong Qin creates an AI algorithm that can predict planetary orbits.
    • The scientist partially based his work on the hypothesis which believes reality is a simulation.
    • The algorithm is being adapted to predict behavior of plasma and can be used on other natural phenomena.
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    Watch first ever dancing DNA video made by researchers

    Scientists use high resolution microscopy and computer simulations to create first ever video of DNA movements.

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    • UK scientists create first ever video of DNA performing dance-like movements.
    • The visualization was accomplished using high resolution microscopy and computer simulations.
    • The advanced level of detail in the technology may lead to new therapies.
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