Skynet This Week #7
By Andrey Kurenkov and Viraat Aryabumi
Our bi-weekly quick take on a bunch of the most important recent media stories about AI for the period 08/13/18 - 08/27/18.
Advances & Business
Katyanna Quach, The Register
A good summary of the match between OpenAI Five, a Dota bot and a top 20 professional team that took place at The International competition this past week.
Michael Kan, PC Mag
Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a system that is able to transfer the pose and motion from one person to another. A fun application of this is to render images of anyone performing the dance moves of a ballet dancer or Bruno Mars.
A Waymo engineer told us why a virtual-world simulation is crucial to the future of self-driving cars
Matthew DeBord, Business Insider
While testing in the real world is very important to validate Self-Driving technology, a lot more training and testing happens in a simulated world. Business Insider takes an inside look into how one engineer’s 20% project became Carcraft, Waymo’s simulated world where the company’s cars rack up 8 million miles everyday.