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Oct 11, 2023

Discover the Ancient Ruins Found Under the Euphrates River

Posted by in categories: climatology, media & arts, sustainability

Although climate change and global warming affect countries all over the world, Iraq has been hit especially hard. Temperatures are rising twice as fast and annual rainfall is decreasing, leaving the country struggling with many severe droughts. However, the lower water levels of the Euphrates River during these droughts allowed the secrets of a forgotten civilization to emerge. Join us as we embark on an extraordinary journey to discover the ancient ruins found under the Euphrates River!

In 2018, a terrible drought in Iraq left the water levels of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers dangerously low. In an effort to help the country, the Mosul Dam Reservoir in the Kurdistan region was drained, providing much-needed water to dying crops. But, as the reservoir’s water receded, the ruins of an ancient city suddenly emerged!

Racing against time, archaeologists diligently worked to explore and map out the newly-exposed ancient ruins before the water covered them once again. They discovered the ruins of a large palace with 22-foot tall walls, some of which were 6 feet thick! Many of the walls were also adorned with well-preserved wall paintings, shining bright with their blue and red hues. The palace, built in two distinct phases, had been used over a long period of time and may hold many of the secrets of the mighty Mitanni Empire. However, before they could evaluate it further, the palace and the rest of the city resubmerged beneath the Euphrates River, leaving their mysteries unresolved for the next four years.

Oct 10, 2023

Mars 16 (HD)

Posted by in categories: media & arts, space

Martian landscapes by images NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona modified by Mariagata1959.

/ each image is up to approximately 25 diameter /

Music by Voonboyd.

Oct 10, 2023

New study finds audience heartbeats and breath rates synchronise during a classical concert

Posted by in category: media & arts

Classical music concerts make audience members’ hearts beat in sync – particularly if they have ‘agreeable’ personalities.

Oct 10, 2023

Brain Behind ChatGPT: Mira Murati Inspirational Story

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience
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Oct 9, 2023

The Creator: The State of Original Filmmaking in Hollywood

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

I really am going to watch this. I love Sci-Fi and AI.

Prepare to meet… The Creator.

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Oct 9, 2023

Welcome to the AI gym staffed by virtual trainers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, information science, media & arts, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Each member works out within a designated station facing wall-to-wall LED screens. These tall screens mask sensors that track both the motions of the exerciser and the gym’s specially built equipment, including dumbbells, medicine balls, and skipping ropes, using a combination of algorithms and machine-learning models.

Once members arrive for a workout, they’re given the opportunity to pick their AI coach through the gym’s smartphone app. The choice depends on whether they feel more motivated by a male or female voice and a stricter, more cheerful, or laid-back demeanor, although they can switch their coach at any point. The trainers’ audio advice is delivered over headphones and accompanied by the member’s choice of music, such as rock or country.

Although each class at the Las Colinas studio is currently observed by a fitness professional, that supervisor doesn’t need to be a trainer, says Brandon Bean, cofounder of Lumin Fitness. “We liken it to being more like an airline attendant than an actual coach,” he says. “You want someone there if something goes wrong, but the AI trainer is the one giving form feedback, doing the motivation, and explaining how to do the movements.”

Oct 9, 2023

Musicgen Streaming by sanchit-gandhi

Posted by in category: media & arts

“Stream the outputs of the MusicGen text-to-music model by playing the generated audio as soon as the first chunk is ready.”

Discover amazing ML apps made by the community.

Oct 8, 2023

Artists across industries are strategizing together around AI concerns

Posted by in categories: government, media & arts, robotics/AI

As creative industries grapple with AI’s explosion into every artistic medium at once, separate calls from artists warning the world to take action before it’s too late are starting to converge. From fake Drake songs to stylized Instagram profile pictures, art conjured with newly sophisticated AI tools is suddenly ubiquitous — and so are conversations about how to rein in the technology before it does irrevocable harm to creative communities.

This week, digital rights organization Fight for the Future partnered with music industry labor group United Musicians and Allied Workers to launch #AIdayofaction, a campaign that calls on Congress to block corporations from obtaining copyrights on music and other art made with AI.

The idea is that by preventing industry behemoths like major record labels, for example, from copyrighting music made with the assistance of AI, those companies will be forced to keep looping humans into the creative process. But those same concerns — and the same potential strategies for pushing back against the onslaught of AI — exist across creative industries.

Oct 8, 2023

Hamas gunmen open fire on hundreds at music festival in southern Israel

Posted by in categories: media & arts, weapons

During the surprise assault on Israel by Palestinian militant group Hamas Saturday, gunmen opened fire on hundreds of young people during a dance music festival in the southern Israeli kibbutz of Re’im near the Gaza Strip, according to the Associated Press and multiple Israeli media outlets.

Witnesses told the Times of Israel that rocket fire was followed by gunshots fired into the crowd, as hundreds tried to flee.

“The music stopped and there was a rocket siren,” a young woman called Ortal told Israel’s Channel 12, according to Reuters. “Suddenly out of nowhere, they started shooting.”

Oct 6, 2023

AI model beats PNG and FLAC at compression

Posted by in categories: internet, media & arts, robotics/AI

What would we do without compression?

Those music libraries and personal photo and video collections that would force us to purchase one after another can instead be squeezed into portions of a single drive.

Compression allows us to pull up volumes of data from the Internet virtually instantaneously.

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