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    New AI System Could Make Lip Sync Dubbing Accurate

    Dodgy lip-sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices. The system, called Deep Video Portraits, can also be used to correct gaze and head pose in video conferencing, and enables new possibilities […]

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    Musk’s SpaceX Could Help Fund Take-Private Deal for Tesla: Report

    Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, could help fund a bid to take electric car company Tesla private, the New York Times reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the matter. Musk startled Wall Street last week when he said in a tweet he was considering taking the auto company private for $420 per share and that funding was “secured.” He has […]

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    Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an ambitious mission of sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’. The mission, he said in his Independence Day address, would be launched using the Indian Space ResearchOrganisation’s (ISRO) own capabilities, and on successful completion, make India the fourth nation in the world to do so. […]

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    Google’s DeepMind to Create Product to Spot Eye Disease

    DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company that is owned by Alphabet, plans to develop a medical product that will help doctors to detect more than 50 sight-threatening conditions from a common type of eye scan. DeepMind trained artificial intelligence software to detect signs of disease better than human doctors, according to a study published Monday in the scientific […]

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    Is SpaceX the Model for a Private Tesla?

    Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has held up his closely held space transportation company SpaceX as a model for taking his loss-making electric car company private, saying he wants existing Tesla investors to continue to hold stock. Below are several questions and answers on SpaceX, its shareholders, valuation and customers. What did Musk say when he compared SpaceX and […]

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    NASA’s Planet Hunting TESS Satellite Captures Image of Comet

    NASA’s latest planet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has captured a stunning sequence of images showing the motion of a comet that is 48 million km from Earth. Launched in April, TESS took a series of images of the comet C/2018 N1, over the course of 17 hours on July 25 — the day the […]

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    Astronomers Discover the Most Lithium-Rich Giant Star

    Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known, which could shed new light on the evolution of the universe. With 3,000 times more lithium than a normal star, it was found in the direction of Ophiuchus, on the north side of the galactic disk, at a distance of 4,500 light years from […]

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    Humans Susceptible to Emotional Manipulation by Robots: Study

    Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphise – attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots – that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by such […]