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Jan 27, 2023

Millions of gamers in China lose access to World of Warcraft

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Blizzard entertainment’s servers were shut down this week after two decades.

Millions of gamers who grew up with stories of achievements in the medieval digital world of Azeroth were in tears after Tuesday night after their access to the World of Warcraft (WoW) game servers was removed in China, CNN.

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Jan 26, 2023

Researchers use Avatar’s motion AI tech to track rare diseases

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The technology can detect disorders up to six months earlier than a doctor.

Researchers are using motion capture artificial intelligence technology that brings characters to life in films like Avatar to track the onset of diseases which affect movement, according to a report by the BBC

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Jan 24, 2023

See Viggo Mortensen As Neo In AI’s Imagined 1980s Matrix Movie

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A new AI program is being used to recreate classic movies, and you can now see Viggo Mortensen as Neo in The Matrix.

Jan 18, 2023

Equilibrium Points in n-Person Games on JSTOR

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John F. Nash, Equilibrium Points in n-Person Games, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan. 15, 1950), pp. 48–49.

Jan 17, 2023

Short Film by ChatGPT: THE CATALYST (Comedy Thriller)

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Loosely based on a screenplay written by ChatGPT. This comedy thriller short film is about an unexpected event that occurs during a robbery.

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Jan 17, 2023

02002–02029 (27 years): By 2029 no computer — or “machine intelligence” — will have passed the Turing Test

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The essence of the Turing Test revolves around whether a computer can successfully impersonate a human. The test is to be put into practice under a set of detailed conditions which rely on human judges being connected with test subjects (a computer and a person) solely via an instant messaging system or its equivalent. That is, the only information which will pass between the parties is text.

To pass the test, a computer would have to be capable of communicating via this medium at least as competently as a person. There is no restriction on the subject matter; anything within the scope of human experience in reality or imagination is fair game. This is a very broad canvas encompassing all of the possibilities of discussion about art, science, personal history, and social relationships. Exploring linkages between the realms is also fair game, allowing for unusual but illustrative analogies and metaphors. It is such a broad canvas, in my view, that it is impossible to foresee when, or even if, a machine intelligence will be able to paint a picture which can fool a human judge.

While it is possible to imagine a machine obtaining a perfect score on the SAT or winning Jeopardy—since these rely on retained facts and the ability to recall them—it seems far less possible that a machine can weave things together in new ways or to have true imagination in a way that matches everything people can do, especially if we have a full appreciation of the creativity people are capable of. This is often overlooked by those computer scientists who correctly point out that it is not impossible for computers to demonstrate creativity. Not impossible, yes. Likely enough to warrant belief in a computer can pass the Turing Test? In my opinion, no. Computers look relatively smarter in theory when those making the estimate judge people to be dumber and more limited than they are.

Jan 9, 2023

Meta researchers create AI that masters Diplomacy, tricking human players

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On Tuesday, Meta AI announced the development of Cicero, which it claims is the first AI to achieve human-level performance in the strategic board game Diplomacy. It’s a notable achievement because the game requires deep interpersonal negotiation skills, which implies that Cicero has obtained a certain mastery of language necessary to win the game.

Even before Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, board games were a useful measure of AI achievement. In 2015, another barrier fell when AlphaGo defeated Go master Lee Sedol. Both of those games follow a relatively clear set of analytical rules (although Go’s rules are typically simplified for computer AI).

Jan 8, 2023

This haptic shirt allows you to feel a video game

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It’s based on microsensations that together create an immersive experience.

What if you could actually feel all the sensations of a video game? That’s what the OWO haptic shirt displayed at this year’s Electronics Consumer Show (CES) 2023 allows you to do.

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Jan 6, 2023

Does cognition bottom out somewhere?

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Clip taken from my conversation with Professor Michael Levin. Full episode:


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Jan 3, 2023

Researchers use virtual reality games to detect ADHD symptoms in children

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Minor tweaks could expand its scope of applications to other conditions, such as autism.

Researchers used virtual reality (VR) games to diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through differences in eye movements, according to a press release published by Aalto University. This method could potentially be utilized as a basis for ADHD treatment and, with minor tweaks, to assess other conditions like autism.

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