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Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are a well-established AI method to create images, whether photorealistic pictures or abstract collages. However, to date these models have had an important limitation: They can typically only generate images of objects or scenes that are closely related to the training data set. A traditional GAN trained on images of cars …

Training AI systems with curated and labeled data sets has produced specialized AI models that excel at tasks like object recognition. But relying solely on this approach also has real limitations, including one we consider particularly important to address: Such systems can struggle to recognize objects that are common in daily life for billions of …

When a natural disaster occurs, on-the-ground emergency response teams act quickly to make life-saving decisions. Reducing the response time in such situations is critical to reduce damage impact and save lives. Helpful efforts are being taken to reduce the burden, such as a damage assessment tool by UNDP, though few automated methods exist. In recent work, …

Besides “fake news”, there’s been another term which has caused many debates around it: deepfake. These seemingly realistic videos that are, in fact, manipulated have become more problematic lately, casting a shadow on the trust people have in media. Can blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to combat deepfake, to restore the public confidence …

When mundane objects such as cords, keys and cloths are fed into a live webcam, a machine-learning algorithm ‘sees’ brilliant colours and images such as seascapes and flowers instead. The London-based, Turkish-born visual artist Memo Akten applies algorithms to the webcam feed as a way to reflect on the technology and, by extension, on ourselves. …