Tag Archives: machine learning

We interviewed Linux OS through an AI bot to discover its secrets

Enlarge / A world-exclusive interview between man and machine. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images reader comments 66 with 57 posters participating, including story author Share this story Millions of people use Linux every day, but we rarely stop to think about how the operating system feels about it. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what… Read More »

Better than JPEG? Researcher discovers that Stable Diffusion can compress images

Enlarge / These jagged, colorful blocks are exactly what the concept of image compression looks like. Benj Edwards / Ars Technica reader comments 31 with 29 posters participating, including story author Share this story Last week, Swiss software engineer Matthias Bühlmann discovered that the popular image synthesis model Stable Diffusion could compress existing bitmapped images… Read More »

Darth Vader’s voice will be AI-generated from now on

Enlarge / As James Earl Jones retires, Darth Vader’s voice will come courtesy of voice-cloning software called Respeecher. Lucasfilm / Benj Edwards reader comments 162 with 70 posters participating Share this story During the creation of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, James Earl Jones signed off on allowing Disney to replicate his vocal performance as… Read More »

Artist receives first known US copyright registration for generative AI art

Enlarge / An excerpt from the AI-assisted comic book Zarya of the Dawn, which received a US copyright registration. reader comments 35 with 27 posters participating Share this story In what might be a first, a New York-based artist named Kris Kashtanova has received US copyright registration on their graphic novel that features AI-generated artwork,… Read More »

AI model from OpenAI automatically recognizes speech and translates it to English

Benj Edwards / Ars Technica reader comments 46 with 35 posters participating, including story author Share this story On Wednesday, OpenAI released a new open source AI model called Whisper that recognizes and translates audio at a level that approaches human recognition ability. It can transcribe interviews, podcasts, conversations, and more. OpenAI trained Whisper on… Read More »

Fearing copyright issues, Getty Images bans AI-generated artwork

Enlarge / A selection of Stable Diffusion images with a strikeout through them. Ars Technica reader comments 60 with 42 posters participating Share this story Getty Images has banned the sale of AI generative artwork created using image synthesis models such as Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2, and Midjourney through its service, The Verge reports. To… Read More »

Artist finds private medical record photos in popular AI training data set

Enlarge / Censored medical images found in the LAION-5B data set used to train AI. The black bars and distortion have been added. Ars Technica reader comments 81 with 48 posters participating Share this story Late last week, a California-based AI artist who goes by the name Lapine discovered private medical record photos taken by her… Read More »

Nvidia’s powerful H100 GPU will ship in October

Enlarge / A press handout showing the Nvidia H100 Hopper GPU and its applications. reader comments 20 with 18 posters participating, including story author Share this story At today’s GTC conference keynote, Nvidia announced that its H100 Tensor Core GPU is in full production and that tech partners such as Dell, Lenovo, Cisco, Atos, Fujitsu,… Read More »

AI software helps bust image fraud in academic papers

Enlarge / Colorized photo image of a Western blot test result. reader comments 15 with 13 posters participating Share this story Scientific publishers such as the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Taylor & Francis have begun attempting to detect fraud in academic paper submissions with an AI image-checking program called Proofig, reports The… Read More »

Artists begin selling AI-generated artwork on stock photography websites

Enlarge / A selection of AI-generated artwork that can be licensed through Shutterstock. Shutterstock.com reader comments 49 with 39 posters participating Share this story Seeking ways to “monetize” AI-generated art, some artists have already begun submitting their AI-generated pieces to stock photography websites like Shutterstock. Searches for “AI generated” or “Midjourney” (a popular image synthesis… Read More »