Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh recently took to twitter to speak about what filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is making next.Adarsh shared that the director was approached for two films on cricket. First a biopic of a legendary cricketer for a top studio, and the second a cricket story being penned by Abhijat Joshi, who was the screenwriter for Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, PK and Sanju.In addition, Hirani is also working on a web series.Close That Hirani has decided on his next project - be it for the big screen or the alternate screen is exciting news for viewers. After all, so far Hirani is the only Bollywood director who has a 100 percent success rate. related news Kabir Singh rules hearts with its music, Arijit Singh most-streamed Indian artist: Spotify More women, mature audience getting hooked on to online video-streaming platforms : Kantar OTT report Why broadcasters, advertisers are focusing on regional markets Wondering why I say so? Till date, … [Read more...] about What is Rajkumar Hirani making next? Two films, a web series and lots of entertainment
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Drive through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you can probably tell at a glance whether it votes Democrat or Republican just based on the numbers of sedans versus trucks parked along the street. advertisement advertisement That sounds like an assumption based purely on stereotypes about wealthy Democrats and rural, truck-owning Republicans. But it’s also backed by research. According to a new paper by out of the Stanford AI lab by researchers who were not affiliated with Google (except for coauthor Li Fei-Fei, who currently works for the company), there is an 88% chance that a neighborhood voted Democratic if its Google Street View images show more sedans than trucks. Similarly, if Street View shows more trucks than sedans, there’s an 82% chance the area voted Republican. published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals a new methodology for measuring demographic data. Typically, the federal government completes country-wide surveys to … [Read more...] about Is Google Street View The Next Big Census Tool?
Technology designed for women exploded in 2016, with new products hitting the market ranging from wearable trackers for expectant mothers to networking apps to help female professionals get ahead. “The online consumer market of women is a new phenomenon” in part because investors are waking up to the opportunity, says Anu Duggal, founding partner of the Female Founders Fund, a firm that invests in women-led startups. “The purchasing power of women is massive and becoming clearer.” advertisement advertisement Many of the female founders that made our list struggled for years to raise capital, but were able to convince investors in their vision through persistence and creativity (and of course, a solid business pitch). Miki Agrawal from Thinx, a period underwear maker, tells us she requested that one of her male investors wear a maxi pad during an entire meeting to get him to empathize with what women experience. Others like Morena Simatic, cofounder of … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016
Facial recognition algorithms are at work everywhere in our world, from iPhone Xs that rely on the technology as a security measure to the smart glasses that police in China are using to identify criminal suspects. That doesn’t mean facial recognition is perfect–in fact, it’s provably biased: A study of three major algorithms found discrepancies in accuracy based on the subject’s race and gender. Some activists are even developing ways to confuse the technology. advertisement advertisement How do you have to distort a face so that facial recognition algorithms no longer see a face–and evade the technology that has become so pervasive in our world? That was the question the Seoul-based artistic duo Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun posed to a group of 10 different painters. The result is their series Nonfacial Portrait, a striking collection of painted portraits that evade the algorithms. The paintings, which are currently … [Read more...] about These portraits were painted to confuse facial recognition AI
For years, artists and researchers have been experimenting with training neural networks to generate images that look real. But most of them look like strangely distorted, grotesque caricatures of how a computer thinks the world looks. advertisement advertisement No longer. Over the weekend, a Google intern and two researchers from Google’s DeepMind division released a paper, currently under review for a 2019 conference, featuring AI-generated images that blow everything else out of the water. Based on the small thumbnails, it’s almost impossible to tell that they’re not real images: There’s a chestnut-colored dog with his tongue hanging out, a beautiful ocean vista, a monarch butterfly, and a juicy hamburger complete with melted cheese and a bun that looks like it was brushed with butter. The textures of the images, from the dog’s fur to the hamburger’s juices, are incredibly realistic, with careful study revealing only tiniest … [Read more...] about A Google intern built the AI behind these shockingly good fake images