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RESOURCES

The Resources page connects to academic papers, articles and other information that informs the Fourth Portal research and development and is free to access.

24 Jan 2024

Ecoclimates: Climate-Response Modelling of Vegetation

ACM Trans. Graph., Vol. 41, No. 4, Article 155

A simulator producing complex and realistic outdoor landscapes with vegetation growth and weather dynamics. With the ability to simulate more than 500,000 plants with individual geometries, the program can assist in predicting climate-response of vegetation to deforestation and changing weather patterns.

Ecoclimates: Climate-Response Modelling of Vegetation

16 Jan 2024

Link Between Musical Preferences And Inner Moral Compass

Queen Mary, University of London

A study has uncovered a connection between individuals' musical preferences and their moral values, shedding new light on the profound influence that music can have on our moral compass.

Link Between Musical Preferences And Inner Moral Compass

6 Jan 2024

Neural Radiance Field (NeRF)

Tech Target/Wikipedia

Neural radiance fields (NeRFs) are a technique that generates 3D representations of an object or scene from 2D images by using advanced machine learning. NeRFs show incredible promise in representing 3D data more efficiently than other techniques.

Neural Radiance Field (NeRF)

6 Jan 2024

Neural Radiance Fields For Outdoor Scene Relighting

European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2022

Photorealistic editing of outdoor scenes from photographs requires a profound understanding of the image formation process and an accurate estimation of the scene geometry, reflectance and illumination. The technique allows simultaneous editing of both scene illumination and camera viewpoint using only a collection of outdoor photos shot in uncontrolled settings.

Neural Radiance Fields For Outdoor Scene Relighting

4 Jan 2024

Victorian Belief That Rail Travel Causes Instant Insanity

Atlas Obscura

“Railway madmen” were thought to be activated by the sounds and motion of train travel. Thoughts of innovation and new technology would drive people completely crazy are not a new phenomenon.

Victorian Belief That Rail Travel Causes Instant Insanity

2 Jan 2024

Challenges of Living with Artificial Intelligence

Living With AI Podcast

This podcast touches on some of the most important ethical and creative challenges that AI poses to music-making and the creative industries more generally. Could a robot improvise in a jazz band? What is the difference between an AI playing a piano and a pianola?

Challenges of Living with Artificial Intelligence

2 Jan 2024

Mickey Mouse Has Entered The Public Domain

Huggingface.co

No sooner has Mickey Mouse come out of copyright than there is a generative AI model that allows anyone to generate images of Mickey.

Mickey Mouse Has Entered The Public Domain

30 Dec 2023

The School for Poetic Computation (SFPC)

The School for Poetic Computation

The School for Poetic Computation is an experimental school in New York City supporting interdisciplinary study in art, code, hardware and critical theory. It's a place for learning and unlearning.

The School for Poetic Computation (SFPC)

30 Dec 2023

The Internet Is About to Get Weird Again

RollingStone

2024 offers many of the promises of an online moment we haven’t seen in a quarter-century.

The Internet Is About to Get Weird Again

29 Dec 2023

Electromagnetic Field Festival

Electromagnetic Field Festival

A camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that's lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Thousands descend on our friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love.

Electromagnetic Field Festival

27 Dec 2023

A Bold New Plan For Preserving Online Privacy And Security

IEEE Spectrum

Decoupling our identities from our data and actions could safeguard our secrets

A Bold New Plan For Preserving Online Privacy And Security

26 Dec 2023

Music From Mathematics

YouTube

60's Abstract, Electronic, Experimental Music Compilation IBM 7090

Music From Mathematics

22 Dec 2023

Quantum Computing’s Hard, Cold Reality Check

IEEE Spectrum

Hype is everywhere, skeptics say, and practical applications are still far away

Quantum Computing’s Hard, Cold Reality Check

6 Dec 2023

Paul Prudence: Thinking Like An Algorithm

Expanded.Art

Hand-Plotting And Typewritings

Paul Prudence: Thinking Like An Algorithm

27 Nov 2023

The UKRI funded Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) Announces First Round Impact Acceleration Projects

University of Nottingham

Partners: Universities of Oxford (lead), Nottingham and Warwick, Fourth Portal, Albino Mosquito, Computational Foundry, Swansea University), The National Archives, UK, EvoMUSART 24, Horizon Digital Economy Research UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub.

The UKRI funded Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) Announces First Round Impact Acceleration Projects

1 Nov 2023

A First Step Toward AI Regulation With Tom Wheeler

Centre For Humane Technology

Podcast: Tom Wheeler, former chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, shares his insights on what’s next in the push toward AI regulation.

A First Step Toward AI Regulation With Tom Wheeler

21 Sept 2023

Designing A Sustainable Material For 3D Printing With Spent Coffee Grounds

ars TECHNICA

Don’t throw out those used coffee grounds—use them for 3D printing instead. Any object you create can be thrown back into a coffee grinder and reused on a new object.

Designing A Sustainable Material For 3D Printing With Spent Coffee Grounds

22 Aug 2023

SeamlessM4T Massively Multilingual And Multimodal Machine Translation

Meta Facebook

While recent breakthroughs in text-based models have pushed machine translation coverage beyond 200 languages, unified speech-to-speech translation models have yet to achieve similar strides.

SeamlessM4T Massively Multilingual And Multimodal Machine Translation

21 Aug 2023

New AI Beats DeepMind’s AlphaGo Variants 97% Of The Time!

YouTube

WATCH: Adversarial attack paper showing how to confuse a competent AI and re-programme the AI brain.

New AI Beats DeepMind’s AlphaGo Variants 97% Of The Time!

4 Aug 2023

Hoodwinked: Deception And Cooperation In A Text-Based Game For Language Models

Cornell University

Are current language models capable of deception and lie detection?

Hoodwinked: Deception And Cooperation In A Text-Based Game For Language Models
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