Canadian researchers hope their artificial intelligence will lead to a Moon settlement

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The Polytechnique Montréal team are developing AI that could be part of the next step in space. A team of researchers at the Polytechnique Montréal, a Canadian research university, are working on a new type of artificial intelligence that could one day be a part of exploration on the Moon. The research unit, known as Astrolith, develops computers and software for exploration device applications. Typically, this type or research has to do with drones and robots. That said, the team is now working on artificial intelligence that could go higher.…

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1,900 Microsoft video game employees get the axe

Microsoft video game employees laid off

Activision Blizzard and Xbox and ZeniMax brands have slashed their worker numbers. About 1,900 video game employees at Microsoft are being laid off, particularly in Activision Blizzard and Xbox, but also in ZeniMax. Mike Ybarra, Blizzard president, has also chosen to exit the company. As Blizzard’s survival game has been canceled, Ybarra is leaving, and massive layoffs are occurring. The layoffs are impacting around 9 percent of the video game employees in the Microsoft Gaming division, which currently employs about 22,000 people. “We have made the painful decision to reduce…

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Meta wants its VR technology to provide realistic hands

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The Facebook parent company feels that people will respond well to having accurate virtual reality hands. Since people communicate and identify with their own unique hands, Meta is currently researching strategies to make hands as realistic and accurate as possible using their VR technology. Researchers have found that people relate very closely to their specific hands and how they look and move. A team of researchers from the Codec Avatars Lab at Meta joined those at Nanyang Technological University in presenting a new research paper unveiling URHand. The name is…

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Artificial intelligence scientists leave Google to launch their own startup

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The startup is called Holistic upon its creation and could focus on developing a new AI model. Two artificial intelligence scientists from DeepMind, Google’s AI subsidiary are reportedly in talks with investors to launch their own AI startup in Paris. According to Bloomberg News, Karl Tuyls and Laurent Sifre are considering the startup over Google. The two artificial intelligence scientists had already announced that they would be leaving DeepMind by the time this article was written. They are in negotiations in a financing round for a startup that could bring…

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