Archive for August 2, 2017 | Daily archive page

Artificially intelligent painters invent new styles of art

The team – which also included researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Facebook’s AI lab in California – modified a type of algorithm known as a generative adversarial network (GAN), in which two neural nets play off against each other to get better and better results. One creates a solution, the other judges […]

With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls

US authorities intercepted and recorded millions of phone calls last year under a single wiretap order, authorized as part of a narcotics investigation. The wiretap order authorized an unknown government agency to carry out real-time intercepts of 3.29 million cell phone conversations over a two-month period at some point during 2016, after the order was […]

Solar panel waste creates 300 times more toxic waste per unit of energy than do nuclear power plants.

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Draw Together with a Neural Network

We made an interactive web experiment that lets you draw together with a recurrent neural network model called sketch-rnn. We taught this neural net to draw by training it on millions of doodles collected from the Quick, Draw! game. Once you start drawing an object, sketch-rnn will come up with many possible ways to continue […]

California generates 1/2 the US solar energy, has to pay neighbouring states to take the energy

California is the poster child for solar energy: in 2016, 13% of the state’s power came from solar sources. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, California is in the lead for the cumulative amount of solar electric capacity installed in 2016. In fact, the California is generating so much solar energy that it is […]

 
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