MIT AI image generator software creates pictures with improved understanding

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The models are comparable to the DALL-E 2 system but have been called more complex and creative. Researchers from MIT have developed a new way to use multiple models to create a more complex AI image with enhanced understanding. The internet has had a field day using the DALL-E artificial intelligence-based software to create pictures. DALL-E 2, with a name combination inspired by the adorable WALL-E robot and human artist Salvador Dali, has become an online sensation with its AI image creation capacity for using natural language to create a…

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Europe takes steps ever closer to a facial recognition ban

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Efforts to stop the use of cameras using artificial intelligence in public areas are building support. A growing number of people and organizations are beginning to move toward the banning of the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces. This includes a growing political coalition that is building its support in the EU parliament. The Greens and Socialists & Democrats groups have just been joined by Renew in forming a majority in favor of banning facial recognition that would indiscriminately scan crowds in public places in real-time. That majority…

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Canadian police to use artificial intelligence technology to spot distracted drivers

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Police in the city of Edmonton plan to test AI in a pilot project to catch motorists using phones. The police in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta are participating in an artificial intelligence technology pilot project to help identify distracted drivers on the city’s streets. The AI is being used similarly to photo radar but is meant to catch motorists distracted by devices. The artificial intelligence technology project is a system test being run by the University of Alberta. Just as photo radar is used to spot drivers who…

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More paid features slated for Meta apps

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Facebook and Instagram are among the applications that are lining up for additional premium features. A newly established team focused on Meta apps are getting ready to identify and build “possible paid features”, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, according to an internal memo issued to the company’s employees last week that was cited in a The Verge report. The new division of the company is its first step into the development of paid social media features. The company’s social media platforms have billions of active users. That said, the Meta…

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NFC technology experiences considerable surge in global use

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A recent survey shows that consumers have a greater awareness of the tech and are satisfied by it. A new study conducted by ABI Research has shown that consumers are considerably more familiar with NFC technology, and they are more satisfied with it as well. Over eight out of every ten consumers have used a contactless card or mobile payment wallet. According to the research, more than 85 percent of consumers have used NFC technology in the form of a “contactless card or mobile payment wallet.” Moreover, they have increased…

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