Artificial intelligence can soon create a false reality indistinguishable from the real one, suggests new advancements in graphics manipulation which serves as a warning to humanity.
Graphics firm Nvidia recently released results of its “image-to-image translation” which can take an outdoors photo taken in the winter and transform it into the same scene, but in the summer – with indistinguishable results.
“We… present high-quality image translation results on various challenging unsupervised image translation tasks, including street scene image translation, animal image translation, and face image translation,” Nvidia revealed. “We also apply the proposed framework to domain adaptation and achieve state-of-the-art performance on benchmark datasets.”
The technology, however, isn’t just limited to photography:
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It’s not exactly a surprise, but Lamborghini has finally revealed its Urus SUV. The Italian super car brand has decided it needs to re-join the SUV revolution with a beastly 641 horsepower four-door.
The new Urus is sharing some of its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne, though Lambo has extensively modified things here. The deep modifications are readily evident by just looking at this SUV. With a two-thirds sheet metal to one-third glass ratio, the Urus looks the Lambo part. It’s low and menacing to look at and seems to successfully walk the line between Lambo and SUV.
What is all Lambo here is the power it is packing. Thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, the Urus generates a staggering 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. This power will funnel through an electro-hydraulic eight-speed automatic transmission and a torque converter to aid in the engine power. Power will then get sent to all four wheels via an all-wheel-drive system that defaults 40 percent to the front and 60 percent to the rear. The system will be able to send up to 70 percent of torque to the front and up to 87 percent to the rear, if conditions dictate.
The Urus is also utilizing the rear-steering system from the Aventador S. At low speeds the rear steering will counter-steer to enhance maneuverability; at high speeds it will steer in-phase with the front for stability.
Drivers will enjoy six drive modes with the Urus, all Italian hands (with the exception of “sport”). Each mode gives Urus a unique persona; changing everything from steering calibration to ride height.
Drive modes will be set from inside a cabin that reeks of luxury performance. The Urus interior pays homage to other Lamborghini interiors with its use of hexagonal design elements as well as a cockpit-like orientation. Lambo’s latest LIS infotainment system is in tow on an all-LCD control panel on the lower portion of the center stack.
Since the Urus is an SUV, perhaps it comes as little surprise that this Lambo features seating for four adults. It even has 12-way power heated front seats with optional 18-way units. Other creature comforts and electronic nannies are also found on this Italian super SUV, such as pre-collision assist.
Expect the Urus to pack around a $200,000 price tag in the U.S. when it goes on sale. Initial deliveries of Urus will commence in Europe in spring 2018.
People appear to be walking on air - thanks to a bizarre new craze.
The 'invisible box' trick is the latest stunt to flood social media as people all over the world film themselves jumping over an imaginary obstacle.
The viral craze involves tapping on the surface of an imaginary box before placing your foot on it and then swinging your other leg over it.
The mime move aims to make it look like you are walking on air.
AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade take off from Chièvres Air Base, Belgium in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Members of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade arrived with 77 helicopters to the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, in October and then came to the air base before deploying to Germany, Poland, Latvia and Romania.
Operation Atlantic Resolve are ongoing efforts in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, mainly the War in Donbass. It is funded under the European Reassurance Initiative. All U.S. efforts in support of NATO fall under the umbrella of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
The U.S. took several immediate steps to demonstrate solidarity with NATO, such as augmenting the air, ground and naval presence in the region, and enhancing previously scheduled exercises.
The U.S. is taking measures to enhance NATO military plans and defense capabilities and remains committed to maintaining a persistent presence in Central Europe and Eastern Europe.
How Will The Future Soldier Be Equipped & Look Like? Well we can not tell for sure but this Future Soldier documentary takes a good step in to the right direction showing future military equipment used by soldiers like exoskeletons and other things.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducts flight operations in the Persian Gulf in Dec, 2017.
Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.
Heartwarming video of a man getting emotional after learning his wife is pregnant.
The footage, captured in North Carolina, shows the man hugging his wife and bursting into tears as he holds the positive pregnancy test.
''This was my pregnancy announcement to my husband after trying for 5 months,'' the woman later wrote online.
''It was a very heartfelt moment,'' she added.
A hero soldier ripped out a car windscreen with his bare hands before pulling out injured passengers trapped inside the overturned vehicle.
Extraordinary footage captured Feng Jundong pulling apart the glass screen after a white SUV crashed and flipped onto its side by the side of a road.
The 25-year-old used his brute strength to create a gap wide enough for two passengers to be winched to safety by rescuers.
The crash took place in Baoding City in China's northern Hebei Province.
Feng, who reportedly was returning to army barracks in Beijing at the time of the incident, is seen with cuts to his hands after ripping out the glass.
Armed Forces members from US, Croatian and Polish Military conduct training exercises using an array of weaponry at Presidenski Range, Trzebian, and at Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland.
An astronaut has filmed amazing footage of dozens of lightning strikes hitting the Earth from his rare view onboard the International Space Station.
Randy Bresnik captured the scene across China, Korea and Japan from what he calls "our favourite window" on the ISS.
The incredible time-laspe video taken at night shows the "Spectacle of lightning strikes followed by alluring city lights and fishing boats around the Sea of Japan".
It is not the first time Randy, who has been in space since July, has posted images and video from on board.
A racing car driver has taken on a cheetah in an extraordinary drag stunt ahead of the Formula E season - and the car won by a whisker.
Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne , 27, challenged the world’s fastest land mammal in his all-electric Formula E car - with both capable of reaching 60mph in as little as three seconds.
But in a tight race on a remote airstrip in Western Cape, South Africa, the electric car beat the animal by a matter of millimetres.
The film was released last night to raise awareness of the threat of climate change to animals such as cheetahs ahead of next week’s UN Environment Assembly.
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Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon, America’s middle class must come to the realization that the country’s largest employer–Walmart is quietly testing an army of robots that soon will replace their jobs. The latest installment is an autonomous floor scrubber being tested at five store locations near the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The autonomous cleaning robot dubbed Emma, an A.I. navigated system capable of operating floor care equipment on nightshifts, is able to clean the entire store front without human interaction. San Diego-based startup Brain Corp., works with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop novel machine learning algorithms that focus on taking jobs from middle class Americans. BrainOS is the company’s flagship product that enables robots to “perceive their environments, control motion, and navigate using visual cues and landmarks, while seeing and avoiding people and obstacles”.
Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, conduct an Initial Strength Test (IST) on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The IST consists of timed crunches, pull-ups or pushups, and a 1.5-mile (2.5 km) run.
Wondering what failures can give you? Well, it gives you the chance to know your weakness, scope to get up and do better or an epic win, huh?
A 'real-life Iron Man ' inventor who built his own jet engine power suit has taken it for a fly around Salford.
Richard Browning , 38, spent £40,000 on his Marvel Comics-esque creation, and last month broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled power suit when he reached 32mph.
His body jet suit may be slightly louder to operate, and sound slightly more like a vacuum cleaner, than Tony Stark's invention, but crowds of spectators gathered to watch the stunt as he took off and flew over a stationary lorry in Salford's Media City .
He then carefully navigated his way back down to the ground, showing an impressive level of control over the jet powered suit.
Browning told the Manchester Evening News : "Every time I fly, it's a pleasure. It's intense, but there's always this degree of humility.
Spine-tingling images taken moments before the unimaginable happened
NASA's Cassini spacecraft crashed into the surface of Saturn in September, after 13 years spent orbiting the gas giant.
Before it died, the probe sent back 42 individual images of the planet taken over the course of two hours. NASA's imaging scientists used the pictures to create the overall mosaic of Saturn displayed above.
The probe sent back huge amounts of data in the run up to its final descent after repeatedly diving down within Saturn's atmosphere.
"Cassini's scientific bounty has been truly spectacular, a vast array of new results leading to new insights and surprises, from the tiniest of ring particles to the opening of new landscapes on Titan and Enceladus, to the deep interior of Saturn itself," said Robert West, Cassini's deputy imaging team leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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With the Atlanta Falcons moving into a new home at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, their old stadium was demolished in spectacular fashion on Monday
This is the eerie moment a savage "fireball lightning" soared through the sky — and appeared to turn night into day in Lapland.
The time-lapse video shows the bright light zoom across the sky on Thursday.
It was filmed in Lapland, north Finland, but the intense flash was seen as far as Kola Peninsula, northwest Russia.
The world's fastest supercar, which can reach a speed of 500 kilometers per hour, was unveiled at the ongoing Dubai International Motor Show.
The concept of the supercar, Devel Sixteen, was first proposed by its homegrown automaker Devel back in 2013. Now, with the first production version displayed at the motor show, Devel's initial plan is no longer a dream.
According to the exhibitor, Devel had been looking for the ideal manufactures for their automobile’s components since it announced the plan four years ago. The company finally selected and used an engine developed by a laboratory that exclusively designs for supercars. The power of the engine is the equivalent of ten normal supercars with an air displacement of 12.3 liters.
"The most difficult part is the engine, then gear box to handle that much power, and finally the tires. We were surprised that so many companies are interested in attaching their name to the world's fastest car," said Rashid Al-Attar, general manager of Devel Motor Inc.
Devel Sixteen will soon be put into limited production and will be launched on the market in roughly 10 to 15 months at a price of 2.2 million U.S. dollars.
I bet the people in the apartment building had a spectacular view!
Archaeologist recently excavated three 2,000-year-old luxury baths in northwest China's city of Xi'an. The baths could be the earliest complete bath facilities discovered in China.
Video footage of Air Force B-1 bomber crews conduct ordnance load and take off at night at Dyess Air Force Base during Exercise Global Thunder 2018. Global Thunder is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness.