Because the end can’t come soon enough, this is a video of Gollum deepfaked to perform Scatman John’s ‘The Scatman’. It’s pretty terrifying just how good it is. Thankfully *mixing Kool-Aid, tastes with pinky it will all be over soon. “Add more of the skull and crossbones powder.” More pirate
This is a video of Youtuber LegoEddy discussing and exhibiting the Apollo 11 stop motion LEGO movie he made that was originally shot at 15 frames per second, which he then boosted to 60FPS using DAINAPP (Depth-Aware video frame INterpolation), a neural network that predicts new frames to increase the
This is a video of a Model-T alien humanoid robot developed by technology firm Telexistence stocking a convenience store’s drink selection via remote operator. Some more info while I try (and easily succeed) to pull drinks out the other side even faster than this robotic nerd can stock them: As
This is a video of Richard Browning of Gravity Industries flying one of the company’s jet suits over the beautiful landscapes of Iceland (it isn’t all ice!). The video includes some first-person and over-the-shoulder footage as well so you can really pretend like you’re there. Of course they replaced the
This is a video of Louis Le Prince’s ‘Roundhay Garden Scene’ footage — the oldest known video — shot in October of 1888 in England, upscaled to 60 frames/second using an ensemble of neural networks, with some stabilization, deflickering, denoise and coloration added for good measure. Overall it looks like
This is a short video introducing New Zealand based Eight360’s Nova 360-degree virtual reality motion platform, which can move untethered in any direction for UNLIMITED BARREL ROLLAGE or pretending you’re the Indiana Jones boulder. The movement of the simulator is also “synced with a VR headset, so motion sickness isn’t
This is a video demonstration of France-based Capsix Robotics’ i&Bot robotic arm massage system, which uses a camera and sensor array to be able to provide a hands-free full body massage to a human client. Allegedly, “as it applies pressure, it follows guidelines which were provided by professional physiotherapists to
This is a video from researchers at the University Of Washington who have developed a tiny, pannable camera system capable of streaming live video that’s so small it can fit on the back of a beetle (or any other small insect). The entire system weighs only 248 milligrams in total.