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New K-pop group

This new K-pop group was created with AI and deepfake technology

June 29th, 2022

K-pop is an unstoppable force in popular culture at the moment, in the form of everything from movies and TV dramas to music that’s sweeping the globe thanks to groups like BTS. Technology advances are also helping point toward a futuristic and potentially even more lucrative new chapter for Korean pop music. Case in point? …

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Watch: America’s Got Talent singer deepfakes Simon Cowell

June 7th, 2022

There’s apparently one surefire way to impress the most irascible member of the celebrity panel of judges on NBC’s reality competition show America’s Got Talent. When all else fails? You can always just pretend to be Simon Cowell, thanks to sophisticated artificial intelligence and deepfake technology. That’s exactly what singer Daniel Emmet will do during …

Facebook Algorithm

Facebook is developing new algorithms that can track everything you do

October 14th, 2021

Imagine a world where one of your devices can track everything you do in your day-to-day life. It can see, hear and remember everything for you and recall that information when needed. That sort of innovation is brilliant and could do wonders for gadgets like augmented reality (AR) glasses that could do all of the …

Facebook AI Deepfake

Facebook says its AI can detect deepfakes and identify their origin

June 17th, 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) has advanced to a point where computers can be taught to create “deepfakes” by combining authentic images and videos. We’ve seen some troubling deepfakes already — videos that supposedly show well-known celebrities, that are in fact fake. The results of a deepfake video or photo can be harmless fun, like the image …

Google AI Chips

Google’s AI is designing Google’s improved AI chips

June 10th, 2021

Having machines design and build other machines is a recipe for disaster. At least, that’s what all the sci-fi movies tell us. Computers will advance to a point where they’ll pose a danger to humanity. It wouldn’t happen all of a sudden, but over a period of years, to the point where AI becomes sentient …

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Watch: McDonald’s is testing Siri-style AI technology at drive-thrus

June 5th, 2021

“Welcome to McDonald’s,” the Siri-like voice says, greeting a customer in the drive-thru. “We’re currently serving a limited menu, so please review the menu before ordering.” The human-like interaction, voiced by an AI interface on the other end of the McDonald’s screen, might sound like something from a dystopian future. But it’s very much happening …

Brain Implant

A revolutionary implant just let a paralyzed man write using his brain

May 13th, 2021

Spinal injuries that can lead to complete paralysis are medical conditions that have no cure. The nerves in the spinal cord can’t be healed to restore motor function, but researchers are looking at other ways to bypass the injury and allow paralyzed people to perform some of the tasks that aren’t available to them after …

Deepfake app

Deepfakes are getting really weird now

March 15th, 2021

It was something like a week ago when the Internet practically melted down over the disturbingly lifelike deepfakes of Tom Cruise that have been all over TikTok and other social media services. Now here we are, mere days removed, with yet another creator — in this case, an app, instead of a TikToker — showing …