Chris Messina

This is insane. @nvidia just replaced video codecs with a neural network. We’ll all be controlling digital face puppets of ourselves on video calls in the future! 👹 https://t.co/yKCOqQm1ld /cc @lishali88 @borthwick @MattHartman #ThisDoesNotExist #AvatarLand #SyntheticMe

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Sam Greydanus

“Optimizing a Wing In a Fluidsim” 🛫 Blog: https://t.co/LXpzus5LCG Paper: https://t.co/hl70vjuAFV We simulate a wind tunnel, place a rectangular mask in it, and use gradient ascent to turn it into a wing. Inspired by (https://t.co/862Yjx7Cd8) @DavidDuvenaud @SingularMatt

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IMF Lending Lifeline: Addressing Urgent Financing Needs Brought on by the Pandemic – IMF Blog

Since March 2020, 70 members, including many low-income countries, have received financial support under the two instruments created to address urgent financing needs that may arise from natural disasters (including pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes): the Rapid Credit Facility and the Rapid Financing Instrument. That support totaled over $29 billion. In April, the IMF also approved a broad package of reforms that built on previous changes to strengthen the reach and flexibility of financial assistance unde

Source: IMF Lending Lifeline: Addressing Urgent Financing Needs Brought on by the Pandemic – IMF Blog