The Algorithmia site, which has a series of machine learning tools, now has a demo for colorizing black and white images. It’s very much a work in progress and does tend towards the sepia with less sharp images, but it will be interesting to see if it does indeed improve over time. (While the site […]
Some engineers like to explore what’s possible rather than what’s necessary or desirable. That seems to be the case with Autodesk’s automated tattoo artist robot. The actual tattooing part is relatively simple: the real challenge is accurately scanning the three-dimensional bodypart so it can ink the image on a curved surface. World’s First Tattoo by Industrial Robot […]
Even if you’re familiar with all the technology involved in sending text messages to and from cellphones, this video from AsapSCIENCE is a great overview of something many of us take for granted.
A bus tested in China this week carries 300 passengers without getting in the way of cars. That’s because it straddles the road leaving a two meter high, two lane gap for cars to drive through. The electrically-powered Transit Elevated Bus is 72 feet long and 25 feet wide and is designed to perform the […]
Bored of your phone lying still on a wireless charger? Now you can have it hover and rotate in the air while it recharges. The pretty, if somewhat pointless, OvRcharge combines the usual wireless charging with magnetic levitation via a special phone case. It’s on Kickstarter and, at the time of writing, was on the […]
This stunning video was made using the Nikon P900 which has an impressive 83x optical zoom. [Via: Gizmodo]
IBM has created artificial neurons that work in a way much closer to a human brain than previous efforts. It’s a step closer to creating computers that learn in the same way as humans. The project is the latest attempt to overcome the biggest weakness of computers: that in principle a processor can only do […]
Uber is to invest in its own set of maps rather than relying on Google. It’s not just a cost issue: the company says a new approach will be needed for autonomous vehicles. While Google does charge for commercial use of its maps, Uber’s move isn’t necessarily a case of cost-cutting. It’s said to be […]