Video Technology Helps Pokémon Interact with Real World

Research, Augmented Reality, GeForce, Higher Education / Academia, Media & Entertainment

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Aug 02 2016

The augmented reality game Pokémon Go is by far the most popular mobile game ever created – but what if its virtual characters could interact with the real world? Researchers at MIT recently published a paper introducing a technique called “interactive dynamic video,” which lets people reach in and touch objects in videos. Using an

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Build an AI Cat Chaser with Jetson TX1 and Caffe

Features, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Jetson TX1

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Aug 02 2016

Fun projects arise when you combine a problem that needs to be solved with a desire to learn. My problem was the neighbors’ cats: I wanted to encourage them to hang out somewhere other than my front yard. At the same time, I wanted to learn more about neural network software and deep learning and

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Reading Between The Threads: Shader Intrinsics

GameWorks, GameWorks Expert Developer, DX11, DX12, Vulkan, OpenGL, nvapi, DesignWorks

Mathias Schott, posted Jul 29 2016

Introduction

When writing compute shaders, it’s often necessary to communicate values between threads. This is typically done via shared memory. Kepler GPUs introduced “shuffle” intrinsics, which allow threads of a warp to directly read each other's registers avoiding memory access and synchronization. Shared memory is relatively fast but instructions that operate without using memory of any kind are significantly faster still.

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The Technology Behind the Viral Prisma Photo App

News, Research, cuDNN, GeForce, Image Recognition, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Media & Entertainment

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jul 29 2016

The new Prisma mobile app that transforms your photos into a work of art has been downloaded nearly 17 million times since it was released last month on iOS devices and is now surpassing 2 million a day after it was made available for Android users this week. People of all ages and celebrities around

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