Highlights: The ALRC is reviewing separated licenses on Wednesday and possibly Thursday in advance of the June annual renewals. Unfortunately the agendas have not yet been posted in legistar so it’s not clear what entities, if any, have been separated. The MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee meets on Thursday and may have a new member if the appointment is approved at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Plans to build a $30 billion city that includes a seaport and industrial area on Daru Island in the Torres Strait, Australian media have reported. “The United States has suspended and initiated the process to terminate the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps on the path to greater partnership and collaboration in the region laid out by President Biden,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Saturday. The deals with El Salvador and Honduras were never formally enacted, and the agreement with Guatemala has been effectively on hold since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It almost entirely self sufficient: Once you plug it in, the machine can start processing images and generating new portraits, as long as it on.The work is built on the back of Klingemann other experiments, particularly his recent tinkerings with the Western art canon. It uses a generative adversarial network, a type of AI that is often used to make art, to generate its figures. The software consists of two neural networks trained on a dataset of public domain paintings from the 17th to 19th centuries; one algorithm generates new portraits based on that dataset and the other critiques its work to improve it.
At the August 11 meeting of the Plan Commission, the PC unanimously voted to approve the conditional use application of Joe Krupp to demolish an office building and construct a four story mixed use building with 3014sf of commercial space, 32 dwelling units and 36 parking stalls at 2158 Atwood Ave. The parcel is zoned Traditional Shopping District (TSS). The proposal required four conditional use approvals: for construction of a four story building; for construction of a mixed use building exceeding 25,000sf; approval of over 24 dwelling units; and to modify the upper story setback required next to a residential zoning district (to address concerns of neighbors on Division St, the setback on the north side of the building was increased and the required rear yard height transition requirement adjacent to a church in a residential district was modified)..