AI-powered face tracking comes to Notch, and more streaming goodies from NVIDIA

We’ve gotten the suck-y, boring dystopian future. Let’s get the cool futuristic sci-fi stuff, too, and use it in streams, eh? Face tracking in Notch, noise removal in VST3, and hardware-accelerated video transmission without capture cards. Uh… yes, please, all of that. NVIDIA has been the belle of the ball this year, with insanely powerful […]

Fall into the dislocated, glitching rituals of Microhm, latest project of Mexico’s Leslie Garcia

Life post-apocalypse is mysterious, but somehow comforting – a digitally generated, AI-assisted woven blanket of sounds. There is calm in uncertainty – once you adapt. At least that’s the feeling I get personally, listening to the glitching electro-acoustic ambiance of Microohm, Infinita Incertidumbre. There are yawning caverns, gently shuffling rhythms, persistent electronic rattles and beeps […]

That time in 1965 when a teen Ray Kurzweil made a computer compose music and met LBJ

At age 17, Ray Kurzweil – he of the “singularity” – wrote a pioneering piece of “AI” music software, and showed it off on a TV show with Steve Allen.

Peter Kirn - March 3, 2020

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