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Κυριακή, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2016





What it wrote will BLOW YOUR MIND and is also kind of scary...

It's no secret that robots, or Artificial Intelligence, is both exciting and worrisome.

While some praise A.I.'s ability to serve the human race and help create a better world, others, like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that A.I. will grow to destroy the human race.

Now, A.I. has just surpassed a goal that is drawing the attention of people from both sides of the fence. In Japan, a computer program wrote a creative novel, which was not only indistinguishable from human novels, but it even beat out other human contestants in the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award.

The novel this program wrote is titled, “The Day A Computer Writes A Novel” and although it didn't win the entire competition it still did extremely well. To give you an idea of how far advanced A.I. has grown, this is an excerpt from that piece of writing;

“I writted with joy, which I experienced for the first time, and kept writing with excitement. 'The day a computer wrote a novel.' The computer, placing priority on the pursuit of its own joy, stopped working for humans.”
  
Although humans did help to enter random words into the equation and obviously create the awareness of a plot, this is still mind blowing because it is no different than human beings. We learn about information and then basically reshare it creatively. But still, it does not have a moral compass which most of do, and that is what makes this kind of scary.

Image Credit: Free Minds in Motion


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Παρασκευή, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2016

When Tony Luciani’s mother was no longer able to look after herself, the Canadian-Italian artist took it upon himself to become her full-time caregiver. But instead of just taking care of her basic needs, Luciani decided to include his mother in his art so that she’d feel more productive.

“I noticed how alive she felt by participating,” said the artist to Feature Shoot. “Her youthfulness and eccentricity started to show through”. And as you can see in these playful pictures, his mother still has plenty of joie de vivre despite being over 90, and through the project her son also found a new perspective on his own life. “The more I reflect on Mom’s story by posting these photographs on social media, the more people who see the pictures express a profound association by relaying their own experiences with age and dementia. These images have struck a chord with many individuals. Life is not about waiting to die. It’s about wanting to live.”

More info: Tony Luciani | Instagram (h/t: featureshoot)










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Ιf you're a landscape or wildlife photographer, you know that the world isn't just a place to travel to and observe -- instead, many locations serve as the ultimate backdrop for your work. From imposing mountains to picturesque lakes to unbelievable tropical flora, there's no limit to what the world can provide for an amazing photo. The Salar de Uyuni salt flat, located in Bolivia,is one of those places, and when you see it, you're going to have a hard time believing that what you're looking at is actually real.

Of course, the beauty of this place exists on its own -- but Russian photographer Daniel Kordan takes it to the next level. He traveled to the flat to capture a set of photos depicting the Milky Way being reflected by the flat, and the resulting images seem like they're from another planet. See Kordan's incredible work (and more about how he did it) in the story below.

Salt flats are pretty amazing in and of themselves. They almost look like translucent panes of glass stretching across the ground -- but if you can believe it, what they really are is even more amazing.

Photo credits: Daniel Kordan

They form on the ground, salts and other minerals converging 
in a flat space to shine and reflect light. 
Usually, they're found in the desert.

They're caused by naturally and quickly evaporating water, 
like this expanse of the Bolivian desert known as 
the Salar de Uyuni. 

The salt flat here makes an amazing place for photos of the Milky Way, 
shot by Kordan on a Nikon D810A astrophotography DSLR 
and a 14-24mm f/2.8 Nikon lens. It's hard to believe that 
these colors are naturally occurring, 
but this palette is 100% nature-made.
Photo credits: Daniel Kordan

Source: PetaPixel
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For one Syrian couple, taking photos on their wedding day meant confronting a far more serious and saddening part of their lives: The destruction of their hometown, Homs.

Homes is one of the most heavily damaged cities in Syria, almost totally destroyed by the war. It's heartbreaking to see such a massive city after such destruction, but Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef wanted the city to play a role in their wedding photos for a special reason: To show that life and the people living it are stronger than death and despair.

Merhi and Youssef pose for a photo on the streets of Homs. Youssef is a Syrian army soldier.

Photo Credits: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images
The photos are jarring, but also give insight into what life is like in Syria right now.
Though their city is in ruins, this couple is showing us what it means to press forward in life, despite the circumstances.

The photos were intended to show that the power of love is much stronger than the sorrow that comes from war and death.





The couple and the photographer definitely achieved their goal: When we look at these images, it's hard to ignore the destruction. And yet, what the viewer takes away from these wedding photos isn't devastation: It's a young couple, in love, and ready to start their lives together.
Source: AOLlifebuzz.com
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Πέμπτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2016



British photographer Melvin Nicholson of Preston, Lancashire, is receiving international attention this week after his photo of a “white rainbow” went viral in the media.

Nicholson shot the photo in Rannoch Moor, Scotland, this past Sunday while preparing for a workshop. As he ventured through the area, which is known for its wildlife, he noticed the “unbelievably beautiful white rainbow” above a lone tree in the frozen landscape.

A white rainbow is also known as a fog bow. As the name suggests, it’s a phenomenon that appears in fog rather than in the rain, and the weak colors are due to the smaller droplets present in fog compared to in rain. When the fog droplets are extremely small, fog bow appears white.

“As soon as I saw this wonderful isolated windswept tree, I knew that it had to be framed by the fog bow,” Nicholson writes. “Freshly fallen snow set the scene all around. It was just beyond magical and one of those days that you’ll remember for a long time to come.”

The resulting shot, titled “Fog Rainbow Tree,” was captured with a Canon 5DS and a Canon 16-35mm f/4 at 16mm, f/8, 1/1000s, and ISO 100.

You can find more of Nicholson’s work on his website and Facebook page.

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Τετάρτη, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2016





Photo © by Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson
Paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Great Britain) in the late 1970s and 80s, taking candid shots of punks and policemen, siblings and sweethearts, traders and teenagers. More than three decades later, Chris has reconstructed a handful of his favourite photos from his collection. He spent the last seven years tracking down the people in his pictures and persuading them to pose once again. His hard work paid off and he has now published his photos in a new book, “Reunions”.
More info: Chris PorszFacebook (h/t: metrodailymail)
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“This book has been nearly 40 years in the making and I believe the project is totally unique. I don’t think anyone else has tracked down so many strangers and recreated photos in this way before,” said Chris.
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