Emerging Tech

Nvidia’s new A.I. creates entire virtual cities by watching dash cam videos

Nvidia From the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the plethora of available Spider-Man titles, plenty of video games allow you to explore a three-dimensional representation of a real (or thinly fictionalized) city. Creating these cityscapes isn’t easy, however. The task requires thousands of hours of computer modeling and careful reference studies before players have the […]


Premiere Pro A.I. plug-in for Adobe paints your videos in the style of van Gogh

[embedded content] CyberLink is bringing its suite of artificial intelligence-based video effects directly to Adobe users as a plug-in for Premiere Pro. Previously available only for CyberLink’s own PowerDirector editing software, the A.I. Style video plug-in uses algorithms trained on a neural network to “redraw” video footage in the styles of various artists, including Impressionists […]

Emerging Tech

MIT’s latest A.I. is freakishly good at determining what’s going on in videos

[embedded content] Just a few frames of information telling a story are all we need to understand what is going on. This is, after all, the basis for comic books — which provide just enough of the important story beats for us to follow what has happened. Sadly, robots equipped with computer vision technology struggle […]


Facebook Premieres is a mash-up of popular Live and prerecorded videos

Facebook With all the interactivity of a Live video but none of the impromptu quality, Premieres will soon fill Facebook Watch and the news feed. On Tuesday, October 2, Facebook announced the global launch of Premieres, video polls, and Top Fan badges after successfully testing the trio of video tools. Premieres mixes features of Live […]


Facebook expands fact-checking net to try to catch doctored photos and videos

Images and video generate more engagement on social networks but visual content is also harder to fact check. With machine learning advancements, however, Facebook expanded its fact-checking program from articles to photos and videos as well in an update that began rolling out on Thursday, September 13. That means the company is attempting to crack down […]


How to download YouTube videos

It’s easier than you might think to learn how to download YouTube videos, and we’re going to take you through it, whether you want to store a music video or a NASA archive. It is generally legal to share and embed YouTube videos on the internet, but downloading them for your own offline use isn’t always […]

Gears & Gadgets

Alex Jones slammed with 30-day ban from Facebook for hateful videos [Update]

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones. Facebook took action against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones late Thursday when it banned the InfoWars host from using his account for the next 30 days. According to a report from CNET, Facebook banned Jones after it determined four videos on his pages violated its community […]


Instagram’s IGTV is a new Stories-like home for vertical long-form videos

Instagram is celebrating a billion users by giving video platforms a twist with a new app designed for vertical, mobile-first video. On Wednesday, June 20, Instagram officially launched the previously rumored IGTV, a spot for vertical videos up to one hour in length with Story-like fullscreen swipe controls. The new video-focused platform that Instagram co-founder […]


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YouTube removed 8M videos in 3 months, with machines doing most of the work

[embedded content] YouTube has been having a torrid time of late with a number of high-profile brands pulling their ads from the streaming service after discovering some were being run alongside extreme content. To reassure advertisers and deter the interest of regulators, YouTube recently decided to begin posting a quarterly Community Guidelines Enforcement Report highlighting […]