Meta has unveiled Make-A-Scene, an AI research tool that uses sketches and text to produce new artwork. Shared by Mark Zuckerberg, the tool is designed to give creative control to anyone, artists and non-artists.
Most AI systems rely solely on text prompts to generate images, but due to the limitations of text, it’s often difficult to predict how the image will turn out.
Make-A-Scene, meanwhile, allows users to “convey their vision with greater specificity, using a variety of elements, forms, arrangements, depth, compositions, and structures,” a post on Meta’s AI blog reads.
“This multimodal generative AI method puts creative control in the hands of people who use it by allowing them to describe and illustrate their vision through both text descriptions and freeform sketches.”
The system functions by learning important components of sketches that are likely to be relevant to its creator, such as objects and animals. From there, it assesses the quality of images created by different generative models. Make-A-Scene is still capable of generating an image with text-only prompts if that’s what a creator chooses.
Meta noted that AI was trained using millions of example images from public datasets. As such, “the bias reflected in the training data affects the output of those models.”
“The AI industry is still in the early days of understanding and addressing these challenges, and there’s a lot more work to be done,” Meta said.
Excited to announce Make-A-Scene, our latest research tool Mark Zuckerberg just shared. Make-A-Scene is an exploratory concept that gives creative control to anyone, artists & non-artists alike to use both text & sketches to guide AI image generation: https://t.co/p9HNFy3VeY pic.twitter.com/Ir5U4IvikV
— Meta AI (@MetaAI) July 14, 2022
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Asmongold calls out Blizzard after brief WoW ban: “You obviously f**ked up” – Dexerto
Asmongold was recently banned from World of Warcraft for a brief period but was quickly allowed back in the game after Blizzard overturned the initial suspension.
In a recent YouTube video, Asmongold described his banning from World of Warcraft as a “glorious day.” During this video, the popular content creator began by recounting the events leading up to the moment he found out he had been banned from playing Blizzard’s hit MMO.
“I go to log on to World of Warcraft and it tells me this: Blizzard account has been suspended.” Jokingly, Asmon then added, “they shut me down, rightfully so.” He then went on to address Blizzard directly and offer up his thanks for what he clearly believed was an error on their behalf.
“I wanna say thank you, Blizzard, this is gonna be great clickbait on YouTube. You obviously f***ed up and didn’t mean to suspend me but that doesn’t mean my editors aren’t gonna farm this out for viewers on YouTube. Thank you, Blizzard.”
He then went on to read out an email from the devs, explaining why he was banned from World of Warcraft for allegedly engaging with real money transactions (RMT). However, Asmon was quick to shut down the idea that he had done any RMT trading in the video, which appeared to be the reasoning for his banning.
Asmon then called out Blizzard for their recent string of banning players for supposedly unsubstantiated reasons or banning players and then quickly overturning the decision. He did this by reading out tweets from other content creators as well as community members who have found themselves in similar situations when playing World of Warcraft.
Following his video, the World of Warcraft community on Reddit have shown their support for the content creator as well as also voicing their disappointment at Blizzard for banning Asmongold and others and then quickly backflipping after realising it was a mistake.
For all the latest on Asmongold, check out Dexerto’s full coverage here.
Samsung unveils prices for Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 in India, details discounts and promos – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
We have waited nearly a week for Samsung to unveil the prices for the new Galaxy Z foldables for the Indian market and here they are. Fans can now pre-book a Z Flip4 or Z Fold4 and score some gifts and discounts. This is a special Samsung Live promo event that starts today and ends tomorrow a midnight.
First, the prices. The table below has the breakdown by storage capacity. A couple of things to note about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 – the customizable Bespoke Edition is available from Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores (and only in 256GB trim), the 512GB version is not available in the country. As for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, the top 1TB model is available, but only through Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores.
|Galaxy Z Fold4||256GB||512GB||1TB*|
|₹8,000 cashback or Upgrade Bonus|
|* 1TB variant exclusive to Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores|
|Galaxy Z Flip4||128GB||256GB||256GB Bespoke*|
|₹7,000 cashback or Upgrade Bonus|
|* Bespoke Edition exclusive to Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores|
Note that these are the base prices, the two-day promo event offers some discounts. You can get ₹8,000 cashback with the pre-booking of a Z Fold4 or ₹7,000 with a Z Flip4. You will need an HDFC credit or debit card for that. Alternatively, if you are planning to trade in an old phone for credit, you will get an additional ₹8,000 or ₹7,000 towards purchasing the new foldable.
There’s more – you get a free Wireless Charger Duo (normally valued at ₹5,200). The Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition also comes with a free Slim Clear Cover (worth ₹2,000).
For some peace of mind you ca get 1 year of Samsung Care+ at half price – ₹6,000. No Cost EMI is available for up to 24 months as well.
Finally, you can get a previous generation Galaxy watch at a hefty discount. Those who pre-book the Galaxy Z Fold4 can pick up a Galaxy Watch4 Classic (46mm, Bluetooth) for ₹3,000 (down from the MSRP of ₹35,000). If you picked the Z Flip4 instead you can grab a Watch4 Classic (42mm, Bluetooth) for ₹3,000 (down from ₹32,000).
If you prefer one of the new Galaxy Watch5 models, those are already on pre-order – here is the pricing info for them. You can pre-book one now and get a discount on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
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An exploration of the history of Yorkshire, the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq
An exploration of the history of Yorkshire, the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq
Facilitated by Renée Belliveau, this online presentation will help us understand what impact the arrival of the Yorkshire Settlers had on the Tantramar area, both the good and the bad.
To join the presentation using the Microsoft Teams platform, type shorturl.at/kmP69 in your browser or contact email@example.com for the link.
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