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AI

This AI Learned Physics But Is It Any Good?

Two Minute Papers examines The paper “High-order Differentiable Autoencoder for Nonlinear Model Reduction” in this video.

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GameDev

Does Roblox Exploit Young Game Developers?

With Roblox Corporation now being valued at more than $45 billion, Quintin Smith asks whether the kids making the vast majority of its content are being taken advantage of?

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AI

NVIDIA’s New Technique: Beautiful Models For Less

Two Minute Papers explores the paper “Appearance-Driven Automatic 3D Model Simplification” in the video below.

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AI Reinforcement Learning

Writing Board Game AI Bots

Here’s an interesting article on building AI solutions for board games and where it works well and does not work quite so well. Impressed by DeepMind’s AlphaZero achievement with game of Go, we tried to use a similar approach to implement AI for the highly acclaimed board game, Azul. We discovered that reinforcement learning is […]

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AI Generative AI

You Can Become a Video Game Character via This AI

Two Minute Papers explores the paper “Vid2Game: Controllable Characters Extracted from Real-World Videos” and how you can put yourself into the game.

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IoT Windows

Windows 10 PC Games on an Atomic Pi

Now that I’ve caught up on the latest hap;enings around the Atomic Pi (and know about ETA PRIME’s YouTube channel), I am delighted to see how well WIndows 10 runs on it. While I’m not a big time gamer anymore, I do have to wonder how much better containerized ML models will run on this […]

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Data Driven IoT

The Magic of IoT

Arthur C Clarke once famously said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Recently, a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge proved this out as the MagiQuest game provides the look and feel of magic with RFID, IoT, and creativity. As a data and gadget geek, I could not resist pointing this out.

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AI Deepmind Machine Learning

A Guide to DeepMind’s StarCraft AI Environment

In this YouTube video, Siraj Raval goes through the steps necessary to install and run the StarCraft II Environment that DeepMind recently open-sourced! He gets into DeepMind’s Reinforcement Learning history, the configuration steps, and then runs a pre-trained Deep Q model at the end that will complete a the shard collection mini-game.  

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