A Fan Made Attempt to Create HD Deep Space Nine, Using Machine Learning

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The process of making it a possibility is so demanding, we may never get a full, official HD release of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. But while we wait for documentary What We Left Behind to piece together clips of its own, one fan is turning to the power of machine learning to try and make the seemingly impossible…

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This Remarkably Agile Robot Hand Teaches Itself How to Handle Objects

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In a split second before you reach to pick up an object, your brain pre-calculates all the movements needed to safely reach and grasp it securely. It’s a subconscious approach that’s the result of years of childhood development and learning, and one that robotics researchers are now using for their own creations.

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https://gizmodo.com/this-remarkably-agile-robot-hand-teaches-itself-how-to-1832960417

Your February Horoscope Is Here—We Built an AI Astrologer to Predict Your Future

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Welcome to AIstrology. With the help of research scientist Janelle Shane, we built a bot to generate monthly horoscopes, trained on about 3,500 extant readings as well as current monthly horoscopes. Each horoscope below is therefore a prediction based on a wealth of predictions for each sign; a distillation of what…

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https://gizmodo.com/your-february-horoscope-is-here-we-built-an-ai-astrolog-1832369049

Tumblr’s Porn Ban Is Off to a Predictably Stupid Start

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Yesterday Tumblr committed to making its social network, which is full of boobs, dongs, and teens openly fantasizing about the two, a more child-friendly place. The announcement, shared via the Staff account promised a “better, more positive Tumblr” free of things like sexual acts, genitalia, and “female-presenting…

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