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Game On! AI Revolutionizes The Video Game Industry

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Humans Call GG! OpenAI Five Bots Beat Top Pros OG in Dota 2
Last August at the Dota 2 International Tournament (Ti8) in Vancouver a team of OpenAI bots was twice defeated by human professional players. After eight months of development efforts, the “OpenAI Five” exacted their revenge today against one of the world’s top teams in a highly anticipated best-of-three 5v5 Dota 2 showdown in San Francisco.
(Synced) / (OpenAI) / (Play against OpenAI Five)


Facebook AI Turns Real People into Controllable Game Characters
Facebook’s AI Research team has created an AI called Vid2Play that can extract playable characters from videos of real people, creating a much higher-tech version of ’80s full-motion video (FMV) games like Night Trap.
(Engadget) / (Facebook AI)


Qualcomm Joins Tencent and Vivo on New AI Initiative for Mobile Gaming
Qualcomm, Tencent, and Vivo announced their joint partnership earlier today during Qualcomm AI Day in Shenzhen, China. According to a press release, Project Imagination is meant to “to bring smarter, more efficient, and more immersive experiences to consumers” through AI.
(Venture Beat)


Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Old Video Games Look Like New
The recent AI boom has had all sorts of weird and wonderful side effects as amateur tinkerers find ways to repurpose research from universities and tech companies. But one of the more unexpected applications has been in the world of video game mods. Fans have discovered that machine learning is the perfect tool to improve the graphics of classic games.
(The Verge)

Technology

NAS-FPN: Learning Scalable Feature Pyramid Architecture for Object Detection
Current state-of-the-art convolutional architectures for object detection are manually designed. Here researchers aim to learn a better architecture of feature pyramid network for object detection. They adopt Neural Architecture Search and discover a new feature pyramid architecture in a novel scalable search space covering all cross-scale connections.
(Google Brain)


Upgrading CNN With OctConv
Researchers from Facebook AI, the National University of Singapore, and the Qihoo 360 AI Institute have jointly proposed OctConv (Octave Convolution), a promising new alternative to traditional convolution operations. Akin to a “compressor” for Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), the OctConv method saves computational resources while boosting effectiveness.
(Synced) / (Facebook AI & National University of Singapore & Qihoo 360 AI Institute)


Unsupervised Singing Voice Conversion
We present a deep learning method for singing voice conversion. The proposed network is not conditioned on the text or on the notes, and it directly converts the audio of one singer to the voice of another.
(Facebook AI & Tel Aviv University)

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Beep! Beep! Huawei Gets into Car Systems
Chinese tech giant Huawei has built a strong presence across business sectors ranging from information technology and smart devices to telecommunication networks and cloud services. Now, the company is gearing up for a piece of the auto industry
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