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‘AmalGAN’ melds AI creativeness with human intuition to function art work

Don’t worry, they only look like the Pokemon of your nightmares. The images you are about to see are, in fact, at the very bleeding edge of machine-generated imagery, mixed with a collaborative human-AI production by artist Alex Reben and a little help from some anonymous Chinese artists. Reben’s latest work, dubbed AmalGAN, is derived…

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The Case for Viral ‘Name-Out’ Culture

Every few weeks, a racist ranter intersects with a horrified smartphone owner and an ill-fated internet star is born. The latest viral racist is a white Columbia student spewing about the superiority of his race to an unwilling audience of students and dining hall staff—more than a few of whom were people of color. It’s…

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An Intel Breakthrough Rethinks How Chips Are Made

Intel’s new 3-D stacking of logic chips gives Moore’s Law an unexpected way forward.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesThe companies that make processors have a long-held obsession with getting smaller. The famous—and increasingly obsolete—Moore’s Law dictated the regular shrinking of chips for decades. But what happens when downsizing no longer does the trick like it once did?…

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Quantum Computing Needs You to Relief Solve Its Core Mystery

Since 2016, IBM has offered online access to a quantum computer. Anyone can log in and execute commands on a 5-qubit or 14-qubit machine located in Yorktown Heights, New York, from the comfort of their own home. This month, I finally tried it—nervously. I did not know what I was doing and worried I might…