Four short links: 7 June 2019

Energy of Deep Learning, Open Source Game Clones, Better Batteries, and Video Magic

By Nat Torkington
June 7, 2019
Four Short Links
  1. Energy and Policy Considerations for Deep Learning in NLP — training Transformer NLP model w/ neural architecture search is 626,155 lbs of CO2. Compare to Car, avg incl. fuel, 1 lifetime: 126,000 lbs. (via MIT TR)
  2. Open Source Game ClonesThis site tries to gather open source remakes of great old games in one place.
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  4. A Glass Battery That Keeps Getting Better (IEEE Spectrum) — grunty batteries without the fire would be a great thing, indeed, never mind one that got better. Goodenough and collaborators claimed they’d developed a non-flammable lithium battery (whose electrolyte was based on a glass powder) that had twice the energy density of traditional lithium-ion batteries. They also published a graph that showed an increase in capacity over more than 300 charge-discharge cycles. (This increase, however, pales in comparison to the cell’s at least 23,000-cycle lifespan.)
  5. Text-Based EditingWe propose a novel method to edit talking-head video based on its transcript to produce a realistic output video in which the dialogue of the speaker has been modified, while maintaining a seamless audio-visual flow (i.e., no jump cuts). You edit the script and the software edits the video so the person says what’s in the script. (via Stanford)
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