Researchers produce images of people’s faces from their genomes

CRAIG VENTER, boss of Human Longevity, a San Diego-based company that is building the world’s largest genomic database, is a rebel. In the late 1990s he declared that the international, publicly funded project to sequence the human genome was doing in wrong, and developed a cheaper and quicker method of his own.

What machines can tell from your face

THE human face is a remarkable piece of work. The astonishing variety of facial features helps people recognise each other and is crucial to the formation of complex societies. So is the face’s ability to send emotional signals, whether through an involuntary blush or the artifice of a false smile.

Ever better and cheaper, face-recognition technology is spreading

TOURING the headquarters of Megvii in Beijing is like visiting Big Brother’s engine room. A video camera in the firm’s lobby recognises visitors in the blink of an eye. Other such devices are deployed around the office.

Computer Vision Algorithm Studies Laparoscopic Procedures to Understand What’s Going On |

Laparoscopic surgeries are often automatically recorded from the point of view of the endoscope’s lens. This is thanks to built-in recording equipment that accompanies many commercial endoscopic systems.

An AI can replace what a world leader said in his video-taped speech. This will end well. Not • The Register

Researchers have crafted algorithms that can blend an audio recording of someone talking with a video of them saying something else – and create a new convincing lip-synched video with the replacement sound.

Scientist Found The One Job Robots Will Never Be Able To Take From Us

We’ve heard it all before: For every job a human can do, there’s a robot that can do it better, faster, and without posting whiny memes about the Monday struggle. But when a researcher decided to test a robot’s ability to complete one job requiring a specific kind of creativity, she was pleasantly surprised to find the bot was a bit of a failure.

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