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Cryplogger AI collected the most important news from the world of AI over the past week.
- Since July 2021, 392 robotic vehicles have been involved in accidents.
- Tesla and Samsung have entered into a multi-billion dollar deal to supply video cameras for self-driving driving.
- Adobe has developed a tool for restoring damaged photos in Photoshop.
- Facebook collects data about people seeking abortion-related services.
- An artificial algorithm is used to analyze images from the James Webb telescope.
- The researchers taught the algorithm to create videos based on a text description.
- The most important transactions in the field of AI.
About 400 robo-cars got into accidents last year
US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published report on accidents involving robocars and vehicles with driver assistance systems.
According to the agency, from July 1, 2021 to May 15, 2022, 392 accidents are related to drones. In 108 cases another vehicle was involved, in another 11 cyclists and pedestrians. Of the 98 casualty crashes, 11 involved serious injuries.
273 collisions have involved Tesla robots using Autopilot or Full Self-Driving. Five incidents ended in death.
Honda vehicles are associated with 90 accidents, Waymo 62, Transdev Alternative Services 34, Cruise 23, Subaru 10. Drones from other automakers such as Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen and Toyota have been involved in five or fewer accidents.
Tesla to buy video cameras for robo-cars from Samsung
Tesla has partnered with Samsung to supply robo-car cameras.
According to Electricthe tech giant has won a $3.2-$4 billion tender. Samsung will supply 5-megapixel version 4.0 cameras that provide five times the sharpness of 3.0 modules.
Tesla will be integrating video devices into all robo-cars over the next few years, the source said.
Adobe introduced a tool for restoring old photos
Adobe has developed a neurofilter to restore old damaged photos in Photoshop.
The system is based on artificial intelligence Sensei AI. The neurofilter cleans images of dirt spots, scratches, wrinkles and tears. The technology smoothes the skin of a person in a portrait, removing unwanted textures or noise and adding tints.
The filter can work in conjunction with other tools like Content-Aware Fill to restore missing parts of a photo.
Also company announced free web version of photo editor with basic features.
Company Meta will present a method for creating realistic 3D avatars using a smartphone at the Siggraph 2022 conference.
The approach allows you to digitize the head in four minutes, and then generate its three-dimensional model with a wide range of emotions. To do this, the user will need to “scan” the face with the smartphone’s front camera, recreating 65 specific expressions.
According to scientists, the process of generating a 3D avatar on a high-performance computer will take about six hours. You can also use the cloud for rendering.
The method does not work with glasses and renders long hair poorly, the researchers added.
Study: Facebook tracks people seeking abortion services
Researchers have found that hundreds of maternity crisis centers use the Meta Pixel analytics tool. The system allows organizations to track visits to sites to set up targeted advertising on Facebook.
According to the report, often pregnancy crisis centers are not licensed medical facilities and are not affiliated with HIPAA. They are mostly run by religious organizations that urge people to stop having abortions.
According to Reveal, Meta Pixel collects “extremely” sensitive information, including scheduled meetings. Third-party anti-abortion marketing companies could also access the information collected by the tool even if their websites were not visited.
ByteDance will invest in the development of virtual reality content
TikTok owner ByteDance plans to invest “a lot of money” in developing virtual reality content.
According to Protocol, most of the funding will go to hire employees for company-owned VR headset maker Pico. The majority of job openings are related to Pico Studios’ content-focused department.
Microsoft Teams uses AI to improve audio in video conferencing
Microsoft has used AI to improve the quality of communication in Teams video chats.
The company said that the new algorithms are able to minimize echo and reduce the chance of interruptions by eliminating overlaps associated with sound reflections. All processing is done locally on client devices, Microsoft added.
According to The Verge, the developers created the technology using 100,000 simulated rooms and trained it on 30,000 hours of speech. The tech giant also paid Teams users to record their voices to train AI to recognize thousands of different devices.
The feature comes along with other updates, including AI improvements to limit bandwidth during video calls and text display optimizations.
AI will study space images from the James Webb telescope
Artificial intelligence involve to study the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Images will be published on July 12, 2022.
A team of 50 researchers will use the Morpheus AI system, trained to analyze pixels, find blurry droplets in space photos, and determine whether and what type of these structures are galaxies. The model will also help to study the development of dark matter and the beginning of the birth of stars.
Morpheus has been trained on 7,600 galaxy images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. However, the researchers intend to retrain the algorithm to work with JWST data.
Researchers taught a neural network to create a video based on a text description
Researchers from Tsinghua University (China) developed CogVideo transformer with 9 billion parameters to convert text to video. The neural network only works with Chinese.
The scientists trained the algorithm by inheriting a pre-trained CogView2 verbal query image generator.
The model creates a 4-second video clip of 480×480 pixels at 8 frames per second.
The new Voicemod filter will allow you to speak in the voice of Morgan Freeman
Voicemod uses AI to use Morgan Freeman’s voice in real time. The beta version of the Voicemod AI Voices converter also includes seven more new filters.
The developers brought in English-speaking professional voice actors with the necessary speech characteristics to create a training dataset. The sound engineers then processed the data using traditional methods such as adding background music and dynamic effects.
Voicemod AI Voices is available on PC. Filters can be used on Twitch streams or in Discord calls.
The most important AI deals of the last week
From June 12 to June 18, 2022, AI startups raised over $237 million. Here are the most interesting transactions.
- Invoca received $83 million for the development of software for analyzing the work of call center operators on calls.
- Charm Therapeutics collected $50 million for the development of an AI platform for modeling complex protein interactions.
- Lightning AI attracted $40 million to expand the AI tool development team.
- Developers of the platform for the design of building structures Alice Technologies collected $30 million
- Able received $20 million to speed up the processing of customer data by banks and other lenders.
- Developer of a managed service based on the Presto request engine Ahana startup attracted $7.2 million
- Workstream collected $7 million to develop a platform to streamline enterprise analytics workflows.
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