Tag Archives: Meta

Meta’s AI-powered audio codec promises 10x compression over MP3

Enlarge / An illustrated depiction of data in an audio wave. reader comments 60 with 54 posters participating Share this story Last week, Meta announced an AI-powered audio compression method called “EnCodec” that can reportedly compress audio 10 times smaller than the MP3 format at 64kbps with no loss in quality. Meta says this technique… Read More »

Meta announces Make-A-Video, which generates video from text

Enlarge / Still image from an AI-generated video of a teddy bear painting a portrait. reader comments 79 with 58 posters participating Share this story Today, Meta announced Make-A-Video, an AI-powered video generator that can create novel video content from text or image prompts, similar to existing image synthesis tools like DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.… Read More »

Meta spins off PyTorch Foundation to make AI framework vendor neutral

Enlarge / The PyTorch logo on a fancy gradient. PyTorch Foundation reader comments 20 with 16 posters participating Share this story Meta AI announced today that the governance of PyTorch, a popular open source deep learning framework, has moved to an independent organization called the PyTorch Foundation. It will operate as part of the nonprofit… Read More »

John Carmack issues some words of warning for Meta and its metaverse plans

John Carmack, seen here wearing an early prototype Oculus Rift headset. reader comments 96 with 81 posters participating Share this story Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack has been bullish on the idea of “the metaverse” for a long time, as he’ll be among the first to point out. But the id Software co-founder spent a… Read More »

Friday Fiction: A Day in The Life of The Fictionmonger

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, may I have your attention, please?! You’ve been patient! You’ve been diligent! You’ve been loyal! Now, for demonstrating such tremendous qualities, such incredible attributes, such unbelievable resolve, you shall be rewarded! Friends, bloggers, Earthlings, lend me your ears! The time has come, yet again, for you to get your proper dose of excitement,… Read More »