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Our weekly recap: AI graphics are on the rise, and designers and graphic artists are responding. Zuckerberg’s Metaverse avatar is a topic twice.

AI graphics on the rise

AI graphics tools like Midjourney and DALL-E 2 are available to more and more people. It is also allowed to use them commercially, and this is precisely what happens, for example, by a writer for the well-known US site The Atlantic. This leads to protests from graphic designers on Twitter.

Zuckerberg’s avatar divides the Metaverse community

Mark Zuckerberg posts a casually created screenshot from Horizon Worlds with a rather lifeless version of his avatar. This causes plenty of mockery on the web. Zuckerberg responds shortly after with a more lively version of his avatar, which will soon be released along with a graphics update for Horizon Worlds.

A detailed cartoon avatar of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiling at the camera.
A much more beautiful Mark Zuckerberg Avatar. | Image: Meta

Red Matter 2 in review: Space graphics wonder for Quest 2 & SteamVR

Red Matter 2 is supposed to set graphic standards on Quest 2. The Red Matter 2 review shows whether the PC VR and Quest game has more to offer besides great graphics.

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Deepmind’s Transframer makes videos out of pictures

AI can create great images. What about the next stage – video? Deepmind’s new video AI transframer can do a whole range of image and video tasks, including creating 30-second videos from a single image.

An AI language model helps Google’s robot think

In the PaLM-SayCan project, Google departments are combining the company’s most advanced large-scale language model to date with an everyday robot that could one day help around the house. Thanks to the language model, it can better analyze instructions and break them down into subtasks.

“I’m tired, bring me a refreshing drink.” Thanks to advances in large language models, Google’s new AI robot can handle more complex instructions. | Image: Google
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Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers.
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