Covid-19 -> Skynet 2021.
Their new approach is to use AI itself to speed up the process of chip design. And the results are impressive. Their machine learning algorithm can do in six hours what a human chip designer would take weeks to achieve, even when using modern chip-design software.
Programmer Ali Aliev used the open-source code from the “First Order Motion Model for Image Animation,” published on the arxiv preprint server earlier this year, to build Avatarify. First Order Motion, developed by researchers at the University of Trento in Italy as well as Snap, Inc., drives a photo of a person using a video of another person—such as footage of an actor—without any prior training on the target image.
The software can be found here on Github. I can’t use it because the software currently requires a CUDA-compatible NVIDIA GPU, which I don’t have, but maybe it’ll be made to work on low-power laptop integrated graphics chips as well.