Neural Network to Change Background in Any Image

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers had created convinient image editor, based on AI
23 August 2018   646

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presented an algorithm for a convolutional neural network, which automatically transfers objects from one image to another. In this case, the user does not need to select parts of the image or define their boundaries. This is reported by The Next Web.

The editor, called Semantic Soft Segmentation (SSS), divides objects and background into different segments. The system analyzes the color, transparency and texture of the edges of objects. It takes into account the semantic proximity of the pixels: they can belong to two objects simultaneously. As a result, on a new background, the objects look clear and without torn edges. The algorithm processes one image on average in 4 minutes.

In August 2018, the author of the blog, AI Weirdness told about the generative-controversial neural network AttnGAN, which draws images by text description. The problem with the algorithm is that it requires too precisely defined picture parameters and sometimes can not determine the boundaries of objects.

Python to be Language of 2018 According to TIOBE

According to experts, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres, including AI
09 January 2019   287

TIOBE experts called Python the programming language of 2018 - according to them, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres. It is leader of use at statistics, artificial intelligence systems development, scripts and system tests, and is still widely used in web development and scientific computing.

By the way, Python reached this peak for the third time - none of the languages ​​showed this result.

TIOBE Languages of the Year List
TIOBE Languages of the Year List

TIOBE experts summed up not only the whole year, but also the month. Returning to the top three in December, in January, Python continued to push C ++, although the last time it lost ground fairly quickly.

MATLAB changed places with Ruby: the first one rose to the 11th line, the second one dropped to 18. TypeScript took off as much as 118 points and took the 49th place. F # lost two dozen points, and Alice lost all four.

Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare
Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare

Kotlin started the year with a positive. The language has risen to 31st place, and experts believe that in 2019 it will enter the top 20.