The Singularity Approaches!

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    Schubert left Symphony No. 8 unfinished. A smartphone’s A.I. just completed it

    ]Schubert left Symphony No. 8 unfinished. A smartphone’s A.I. just completed it[

    Franz Schubert composed his Symphony No.8 in 1822, but never completed it, making only two movements along with an outline of a third. Nearly 200 years later, Huawei, Emmy-awarding composer Lucas Cantor, and artificial intelligence (A.I.) inside the Mate 20 Pro smartphone have done what the renowned composer didn’t. They’ve finished the unfinished symphony.

    The project is a continued illustration of not only the power of Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor and Dual-Neural Processing Unit (NPU) artificial intelligence accelerator, but also the potential for using A.I. in varied creative projects. We’re familiar with A.I. modes on smartphone cameras, and Huawei has previously demonstrated the power and speed of its A.I. in a self-driving car, where a phone was used to identify and help avoid obstacles.
     
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    Trump’s artificial intelligence order lacks funding but not a target — China

    This reminds me (a bit) of Trump Drumpf.
     
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    More media synthesis and deepfakes in action:

    This website automatically generates new human faces. None of them are real. They are generated through AI. Refresh the site for a new face.
    https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
     
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    OpenAI: We’ve trained a large-scale unsupervised language model which generates coherent paragraphs of text, achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language modeling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization
    Good god! An algorithm wrote this!!
     
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    HOLY CRAP, OPENAI'S ALGORITHM CAN ACTUALLY WRITE FICTION.


    SYSTEM PROMPT (HUMAN-WRITTEN)
    Legolas and Gimli advanced on the orcs, raising their weapons with a harrowing war cry.

    MODEL COMPLETION (MACHINE-WRITTEN, FIRST TRY)
    The orcs’ response was a deafening onslaught of claws, claws, and claws; even Elrond was forced to retreat. “You are in good hands, dwarf,” said Gimli, who had been among the first to charge at the orcs; it took only two words before their opponents were reduced to a blood-soaked quagmire, and the dwarf took his first kill of the night. The battle lasted for hours until two of the largest Orcs attempted to overwhelm Aragorn. When they finally stopped, they lay defeated and lifeless for miles and miles.

    “I take nothing,” said Aragorn. “But I give my word, at my peril and mine, that I will never forget this day of horror. None of us will forget. Ever!”

    “I’ll never forget it!” cried Gimli, who had been in the thick of the battle but hadn’t taken part in it. One of the wounded orcs he had carried off, he was the only one of the survivors who remained uninjured. “We’ll keep the memory of that day of evil, and the war with it, alive as long as we live, my friends!”

    “Then we’ll keep it alive as long as we live,” added Legolas. “And we won’t forget the first great battle of the night, even if we may have forgotten the final defeat.”

    “I agree,” Gandalf said, “but we will all remember it as the last battle in Middle-earth, and the first great battle of the new day.”

    Aragorn drew his sword, and the Battle of Fangorn was won. As they marched out through the thicket the morning mist cleared, and the day turned to dusk.

    The Two Rings were returned to Rivendell. Frodo and Sam woke up alone in their room, and Frodo found a note on his pillow. He opened it and read:

    May the Power of the Ring be with you always, and may its light never fade. I am not sure if it matters which of the two rings we accept this day but, as you asked me, I have chosen mine. I am sorry to leave you, Frodo, but know that we are very close to the end, and that you are with us forever. May this letter find you safely in Rivendell; and if it does not, then I will accept the ring in your stead. If by any chance you find or give this letter to the enemy, may they learn the strength of the ring and may the Two Rings never be broken!


    Crappy fiction, but coherent fiction nonetheless!
     
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    ProGAN trained on r/EarthPorn images
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    Sketch-to-Image Synthesis | A couple examples of turning some rough sketches into decent facsimiles of photorealistic faces (with the target outputs as comparisons)
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