An image model at Midjourney’s level?

Summary A new beta version of Stable Diffusion delivers much more aesthetic and photorealistic results than the previous version. Will this make commercial offerings obsolete? While Stable Diffusion is the most developed open-source image model, it can’t always match the quality and especially the accessibility of commercial competitors like Midjourney. Its strength so far is …

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How VR avatars come to life through text description

Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Soon, lifelike VR avatars could be generated by text descriptions. A video shows how this works. We also explore additional considerations. A new method makes it possible to automatically create avatars in VR environments simply …

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Love it or leave it?

Picture: Tested UPDATE April 13, 2023: Bigscreen reached out to MIXED with some clarifications about its Beyond headset. They state that the Beyond always displays at 2560×2560 per eye resolution, at both 75Hz and 90Hz. There is a “visually lossless” compression technique called Display Stream Compression (DSC) that downscales to accommodate DisplayPort 1.4 bandwidth. DSC …

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Walkabout Mini Golf DLC lets you putt between pyramids

Picture: Mighty Coconut Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. The DLC “Temple at Zerzura” takes you between pyramids and dunes on a Walkabout Mini Golf trip to the Sahara. On April 20, the Walkabout Mini Golf DLC course “Temple at Zerzura” …

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German AI startup cracks chatbot black box

Summary Aleph Alphas update makes generative AI models of its Luminous family explainable. This opens up new applications for generative AI, even in critical tasks. German AI startup Aleph Alpha is introducing a new feature for its own Luminous family of generative AI models that aims to make their outputs explainable and verifiable. Current generative …

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Pistol Whip gets an official modding tool, Open Beta starting today

Image: Cloudhead Games Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. With the official modding tool Pistol Mix, fans can now create their own levels for Pistol Whip. The open beta starts today. Those interested can download the program on the Cloudhead Games …

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EU data protection poses major challenges for OpenAI and ChatGPT

Summary Italy sets a deadline for OpenAI and conditions for the reinstatement of ChatGPT in Italy. Some of these conditions could pose significant challenges for OpenAI. OpenAI has until April 30th to meet the conditions set by the Italian data protection authority “Garante”, or provide the prospect of meeting them. This includes implementing age verification …

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PSVR 2 has a wonderful feature that Quest 2 still lacks: Spotify support

Picture: Sony/MIXED Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. A nice feature I didn’t know about until recently: Playstation VR 2 lets you listen to your favorite music or podcasts while you’re playing games. I like listening to my own soundtrack. In …

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Meta Quest owners get up to a year of free Peacock TV, MLB & NFL

Image: Peacock, Meta Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. New Meta Quest owners qualify for a year of free streaming from Peacock TV, including popular shows like Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, MLB and NFL games, Premier League soccer, WWE …

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Sony discontinues Dreams creative app with Metaverse potential

Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Dreams could have become Sony’s metaverse platform with its powerful tools. But there will not be a PSVR2 port. Media Molecule is discontinuing its community-based creative building kit Dreams. Starting September 1, the app, which …

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