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Microsoft’s AI learns to answer questions about scenes from image-text pairs

Machines struggle to make sense of scenes and language without detailed accompanying annotations. Unfortunately, labeling is generally time-consuming and expensive, and even the best labels convey an understanding only of scenes and not of language. In an attempt to remedy the problem, Microsoft researchers conceived of an AI system that trains on image-text pairs in a fashion mimicking the way…
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OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition teased ahead of this week’s launch event

OnePlus has already launched its new TV and also the OnePlus 7T, but at an event this Thursday, the company will be revealing more products from the 7T series. On Twitter, CEO Pete Lau has been teasing the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. A vague teaser on Twitter shows what is apparently the packaging for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren edition. This device has been…
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GamingNews

Xbox One adds game sale alerts and expanded parental controls

Sometimes, the most important Xbox One updates are less about interface changes and more about conveniences — in this case, for bargain hunters and concerned parents. Microsoft is rolling out an October update whose centerpieces are more powerful parental controls and…
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The Division 2: Ubisoft says Episode 2 DLC arriving October 15

Ubisoft said that the latest downloadable content (DLC) will debut for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on October 15. Episode 2 of the DLC of the post-pandemic open-world game will highlight fighting in the Pentagon. Episode 2 — Pentagon: The Last Castle will be available for Year 1 pass holders on October 15 and October 22 for all players. The game’s improvements, including the Conflict map and…
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AI & RoboticsNews

Researchers develop AI that can play Angry Birds

Rovio’s Angry Birds, a title that tasks players with slingshotting colorful fowl toward ill-intentioned, egg-stealing swine, has been characterized by one reviewer as “one of the most mainstream games out right now.” It’s spawned dozens of graphic novels and books…
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What should Microsoft call the next Xbox?

The next phase of the unending console wars is starting to heat up, with Sony announcing that the successor to the PlayStation 4 will, predictably, be called the PlayStation 5. But the news got us wondering: what will Microsoft call its next-generation Xbox console, which is currently using codename “Project Scarlett”? Unlike Sony, which tends to stick to strictly utilitarian names for its…
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