AI-Generated Movies & TV Will Never Replace the Real Thing
BY DOUGLAS LAMAN | Collider
Artificial Intelligence has been talked about a lot in recent months. And, unfortunately, such discourse hasn't been over renewed appreciation for the 2001 feature A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Instead, there's been renewed talk over using A.I. in major film and TV productions, often instead of using writers or other below-the-line crew members. Attention has only grown over this matter thanks to the recent Writer’s Guild of America strike. Among the many understandable complaints from these writers is the unwillingness on the part of studios to refrain from using Artificial Intelligence when it comes to writing screenplays. A seemingly simple and vital request has been shot down by the major studios, with this refusal being one of the major impetuses behind the strike in the first place. Corporations are making it clear that writers are expendable while technology like A.I. should be given precedence.
Fighting Climate Change With XR Tech And $100,000
by Kyle Melnick | VRScout
AWE, the long-running AR/VR conference, is set to go down later this month in Santa Clara, California, offering attendees an up-close and personal look at a variety of game-changing XR technology from over 300 exhibitors from across the world.
This includes 11 teams who’ve been selected as finalists for the $100,000 XR Prize Challenge: Fight Climate Change, a global competition designed to raise awareness around the issue of climate change using immersive technology like augmented reality (AR) and VR, according to an official release.
Report: Cyber vulnerabilities skyrocket 589%, underscoring importance of cybersecurity
by Sarah Glova | WRAL TechWire
MORRISVILLE — The second annual State of Cyber Assets Report (SCAR) shows that security vulnerabilities have grown by 589% this year.
The report, released by Morrisville-based cyber asset management company JupiterOne, analyzed over 291 million assets, findings, and policies to determine the current state of enterprise cloud assets.
The report found that the number of assets organizations manage on average has increased by 133% year-over-year, from 165,000 in 2022 to 393,419 in 2023.
The number of security vulnerabilities has grown disproportionately, jumping up 589%.
In other words, the number of security vulnerabilities is growing rapidly, and not just because of new assets. This finding could highlight the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures to protect against potential cyberattacks.
🌙 NASA - Best Photo from Last Week
Hubble Views a Beautiful Luminous Galaxy
The lenticular galaxy NGC 5283 is the subject of this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. NGC 5283 contains an active galactic nucleus, or AGN. An AGN is an extremely bright region at the heart of a galaxy where a supermassive black hole exists. When dust and gas fall into the black hole, the matter heats up and emits light across the electromagnetic spectrum.
NGC 5283 is a Seyfert galaxy. About 10 percent of all galaxies are Seyfert galaxies, and they differ from other galaxies that contain AGNs because the galaxy itself is clearly visible. Other AGNs emit so much radiation that they outshine or make it impossible to observe the structure of their host galaxy!
Hubble observed this galaxy as part of a survey for a dataset about nearby AGNs, which will serve as a resource for astronomers investigating AGN physics, black holes, host galaxy structure, and more.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Barth (University of California - Irvine), and M. Revalski (STScI); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Last Updated: May 5, 2023
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