Recently, neural networks have made such a step forward, that you are already starting to worry about the fate of humanity ... what happened, you ask? Now we will understand everything.
one. For example, neural networks have learned how to createhuman faces. The corresponding project was launched by one of the Uber developers, who used a combination of two neural networks to create a site-generator of realistic individuals. Moreover, the service is able to independently create both an image of a man and an animal.
One of the neural networks is directly responsible forcreating an image, after which the second analyzes the image for realism. When generating a face, a neural network uses the features of several people at once, and then adapts them with the right age, facial expressions, hair length and other parameters. However, sometimes the neural network can make mistakes, giving out several faces in one frame or combining the features of an elderly person with the image of a young man.
This is how much you can do with the base of such persons! And it's scary to think.
2 Meanwhile, Ilon Musk voiced approximatethe cost of moving to mars. Suffice it to sell your housing on Earth and invest the money in space travel. In addition, Musk even offered a bonus for those who still dare to do so: the opportunity to return back to Earth will be completely free. If you survive, of course ...
Such affordable space flights Ilon Muskwants to make with the help of Starship - a completely reusable spacecraft for the comfortable delivery of a centurion man to Mars in one launch, and in perspective also beyond its limits. Recently, the company conducted the second fire tests of a substantially upgraded Raptor engine.
Musk is sure that once moving to Mars will cost less than 500,000 dollars, and maybe even less than 100,000 dollars.
3 Remember the Mars One organization? The one that promised to send people to colonize Mars and make this a real reality television show? So, she is bankrupt, according to financial documents that were published online. They indicate that the company has been put under liquidation.
In 2018, Mars One was planning to launcha demonstration mission: sending a landing module to test solar cells, technology to extract water from Martian soil, as well as launch a communication satellite. But ... it didn't work out. It should be noted that the excessively ambitious plans of Mars One, since the announcement, have been recognized by outside experts as too unrealistic, especially given the estimated budget of the reality show and the cost of space launches.
The main financial support for the development of the project was to be obtained through the sale of rights to TV broadcasts. Mars One was supposed to be the most expensive reality show in the history of television.
four. And Ford has created a smart bed that solves the problem.many married couples. No, not loud male snoring at night. The bed solves a problem common among married couples, when the second half constantly invades the second part of the bed and prevents the loved one from sleeping.
The bed consists of a conveyor belt, whichshifts the soft surface left or right when one of the sleeping people invades the other. To recognize these moments, the bed uses pressure sensors. Thus, when one person is on the side of the other, he immediately moves to his side - no one is awakened from sound sleep.
At the moment the bed is at the concept stage. Whether it will go on sale, is still unknown.
five. Meanwhile, a huge crater was found under the ice of Greenland. How many are there? At least two: one - with a diameter of 31 kilometers, the second - 36 kilometers.
It is believed that both craters were formed inresult of the fall of meteorites. There are about 200 impact craters on the surface of the Earth, and the pair of Greenland craters are the only ones under a thick crust of ice. The age of the first crater is estimated at 100,000 years, and the second crater was probably formed in more ancient times.
The researchers are surprised and inspired by the fact that on the seemingly studied along and across the Earth you can find such huge craters.
This is the main news from the world of high technology for the week. What other secrets do you think the Earth harbors? What awaits humanity? Write about it in our Telegram chat.