Computer model aims to turn film scripts into animations

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a computer model that can translate text describing physical movements directly into simple computer-generated animations, a first step toward someday generating movies directly from scripts. Scientists have made tremendous leaps in getting computers to understand natural language, as well as in generating a […]

Computer glitch in France delays hundreds of flights beyond

[ad_1] A computer breakdown briefly disrupted all air traffic in France and caused a cascade of delayed flights in multiple countries Sunday, the last day of European summer holidays. Hundreds of flights were delayed at airports from Britain to Morocco and beyond. Hours after the problem with a French automatic flight plan system was fixed, […]

How can you reliably spot a fake smile? Ask a computer

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Real and fake smiles can be tricky to tell apart, but researchers at the University of Bradford have now developed computer software that can spot false facial expressions. By analysing the movement of the smile across a person’s face, the software can determine whether or not the expression is genuine. […]