How avatars are emerging as next-gen muses for the fashion and beauty industry

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By jacoblund / Getty Images Welcome to the metaverse! After NFTs, cryptocurrencies and other digital goods, get set for virtual muses, custom-made from their human counterparts. Brands are gradually calling on these next-generation ambassadors, some of whom are now even represented by real-World modeling agencies. Welcome to the metaverse! After NFTs, cryptocurrencies and other digital goods, get set for virtual muses, custom-made from their human counterparts. Brands are gradually calling on these next-generation ambassadors, some of whom are now even represented by real-World modeling agenci… Read More “How avatars are emerging as next-gen muses for the fashion and beauty industry”

Zelensky demands punish Russia as Biden woos UN

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky demanded Wednesday that the World punish Russia in a dramatic video address to the UN General Assembly, where US President Joe Biden accused Moscow of violating basic international norms. Laying out what he called his conditions for peace, Zelensky — the sole leader allowed to address the summit virtually — called 15 times for “punishment” of Russia over its invasion. “Ukraine demands punishment for trying to steal our territory. Punishment for the murders of thousands of people. Punishment for tortures and humiliatio… Read More “Zelensky demands punish Russia as Biden woos UN”

Scientists want to teach robots to laugh at the right time

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Scientists are trying to teach robots to laugh at the right time. Japanese researchers are looking to take artificial intelligence to another level by developing an AI conversational system with a focus on shared laughter, which would in turn by communication between humans and robots more natural. In a statement, Koji Inoue – assistant professor of informatics at Japan’s Kyoto University and the study’s co-author – said: “We think one of the important functions of conversational AI is empathy. “Conversation is, of course, multimodal, not just responding correctly. So we decided that one way a… Read More “Scientists want to teach robots to laugh at the right time”

Cleveland Browns To Ban Fan After Throwing Bottle At Owner Jimmy Haslam

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Cleveland Browns fans weren’t too happy after their team had a meltdown at the end of Sunday’s game – and one went overboard by taking it out on the team’s owner. Right after New York Jets rookie sensation Garrett Wilson caught the game-tying touchdown, a fan, who has been identified as Jeffrey Miller, threw a bottled beverage.  It can be seen around the 13-second mark in the video below. The bottle hit owner Jimmy Haslam in the leg, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.  But fortunately, the 68-year-old was not injured.  “Luckily no one was harmed in this incident and as a standard practice… Read More “Cleveland Browns To Ban Fan After Throwing Bottle At Owner Jimmy Haslam”

Looking for reasons to be cheerful about climate action

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Paris (AFP) – With a sunny smile to the camera Alaina Wood delivers a burst of “good climate news” to her young TikTok audience, trying to reassure them that it is not too late for action on global warming.   This cheerfulness is not because Wood has somehow failed to notice the litany of storms, floods and heatwaves battering the World and the dire projections of what is to come if fossil fuel emissions are not slashed.  But the 26-year-old sustainability scientist — along with others working on climate change — worries that the barrage of bad news is causing “climate doomism”, a sense of h… Read More “Looking for reasons to be cheerful about climate action”