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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Doom 2016 - Graphics Study




Adrian Courrèges has done it again, produced an amazing study of the graphics that goes into a current generation PC game.

This description of what and how Doom 2016 is doing each 16ms in a frame is truly amazing (both the write-up and the game itself):

http://www.adriancourreges.com/blog/2016/09/09/doom-2016-graphics-study/

Well worth  you time to read in full.


Google AI - Speech Synthesis

Google's latest project, WaveNet is throw CPU horsepower and a very smart algorithm to at the problem of human speech synthesis.

The results are pretty amazing. This article has more detail and examples current generation speech systhesis versus Google's WaveNet:

http://qz.com/778056/google-deepminds-wavenet-algorithm-can-accurately-mimic-human-voices/