Most of us today choose a vacation based on interest. Perhaps the geology of a place like the volcanic region of Hawaii fascinates us, or maybe its the foods of a city like Paris. We might like to take an easy drive to places next door, or fly to a remote land with incomparable beauty. But what if you desire a smorgasbord of smells?
MIT Technology Review blog asks “Is This the First Computational Imagination?” One facet of the University of Tokyo research was to produce “image generation from natural sentences.” They use a bag-of-visual-words technique to identify objects. Below is a short video explaining the bag-of-words technique, which has now been extended into visual analysis.
If a computer can eventually take sentences from a novel and interpret them as pictures, maybe — as Phillip K. Dick’s story proposes and is depicted in the movie “Blade Runner” — androids will be able to “Dream of Electric Sheep”.
The Scientist reports that researchers have “unearthed” a new species of dinosaur — Regaliceratops peterhewsi. Its spiky head gives it a regal appearance among dinosaurs. The only known specimen was found about 100 miles south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Regaliceratops lived just before the better known Triceratops (outline below) appeared on the scene.
Vegan pizza is OLDWorthy, especially since Daiya and other non-dairy cheeses have been around for almost 10 years now. Even Domino’s launched its first vegan pizza (in Israel) a couple of years ago. And keep in mind that vegan pizza does not even really require cheese, so get the right crust and veggie ingredients and sauce and you’ve got a vegan pizza.