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McAfee flags AI misinformation risk – Mobile World Live

mcafee flags ai misinformation risk – mobile world live

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Security company McAfee warned of a dark side to AI, with the technology increasingly employed to create deepfake content spanning social media, websites, video and even text.
Keynote speaker Celeste Fralick, chief data scientist and senior principal engineer (pictured), explained the public today faces a barrage of misinformation based on AI-manipulated content. Altered information is “very common throughout the internet”, with code widely available allowing anyone to “do a deepfake” by changing text, pictures and video.
This “low bar weaponisation of AI” is concerning, Fralick said, explaining malicious use of the underlying technology means “we must now all be sceptical of what we read, see and hear”.
She noted “deepfakes are a big business,” citing McKinsey Global Institute predictions of a market worth $2.6 trillion in sales and marketing alone using the approach, and noting the practice was increasingly being used to influence people on social media, particularly in political campaigns.
But social media giants including Twitter and Facebook are fighting back, separating the real from the fake “by using a combination of computer vision and deep neural networks”.
While there remain limits on what can currently be achieved, Fralick explained detection capabilities “are improving”, citing collaborative …

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Why the Addition of QAnon Believers to Congress Should Terrify Us All

why the addition of qanon believers to congress should terrify us all

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Ravens film study: From deep shots to misdirection, here’s what the offense needs

ravens film study: from deep shots to misdirection, here’s what the offense needs

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With an offseason to study the Ravens’ run schemes, defenses so far have shown a better grasp of how to limit Jackson’s carries, if not necessarily his effectiveness. (Jackson is averaging 6.9 yards per carry, matching his mark from last year.) He has just 25 carries on quarterback-driven runs this season, or 15.1% of the Ravens’ rushing workload this season, excluding kneel-downs. Last season, he finished with 19% total.

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Market nightmare of a stolen US election

market nightmare of a stolen us election

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Trump and some of his fellow Republicans have embraced lunatic conspiracy theories such as QAnon, and signalled their tacit support of white supremacist groups. In many Republican-controlled states, governors and other public officials are openly deploying dirty tricks to suppress the votes of Democratic-leaning cohorts.Risk of violenceOn top of all this, Trump has repeatedly claimed – falsely – that mail-in ballots cannot be trusted, because he anticipates that Democrats will comprise a disproportionate share of those not voting in person (as a pandemic-era precaution). He also has refused to say that he will relinquish power if he loses, and has instead given a wink and a nod to right-wing militias (“stand back and stand by”) that have already been sowing chaos in the streets and plotting acts of domestic terrorism. If Trump loses and resorts to claiming that the election was rigged, violence and civil strife could be highly likely.Because the episode would have been triggered by US-based political chaos, capital might actually flee from the dollar.Indeed, if the initial reported results on election night do not immediately indicate a sweep for the Democrats, Trump would almost certainly declare victory in battleground states before all mail-in ballots have been …

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Anne Hathaway Gushing About Back To The Future Will Make Your Geek Heart Soar – CINEMABLEND

anne hathaway gushing about back to the future will make your geek heart soar – cinemablend

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It’s true. Once you start talking about Back To The Future, there’s just too much to talk about. It really is a perfect film. The comments come after CinemaBlend asked Hathaway what her favorite of the three movies is. Hathaway instantly jumped to the original 1985 movie that takes Marty McFly back to the ‘50s to meet his parents while they are in high school. After being in the wrong place in the wrong time, he has to help set them up before he can return to the ‘80s.

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‘South Park’ creators launch new deepfake satire series ‘Sassy Justice’

‘south park’ creators launch new deepfake satire series ‘sassy justice’

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The creators of South Park have launched a weekly satire series called Sassy Justice – check it out below.

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Matt Stone and Trey Parker joined forces with Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Shaun Of The Dead) for the new project.
Its first instalment landed on YouTube yesterday (October 26) and features deepfakes of Donald and Ivanka Trump, the president’s senior advisor Jared Kushner, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Caine.
Advertisement “Fred Sassy is an American Consumer Advocate and reporter for the Cheyenne news at 9, a local TV station in Cheyenne, Wyoming,” an official description reads. “On his weekly show, Sassy Justice, Fred goes to battle for the common man in his hometown.

Watch this exclusive interview with Jared Kushner on @SassyJustice with Fred Sassy: https://t.co/uXXWiZzkrg pic.twitter.com/wVdmacGSWR
— South Park (@SouthPark) October 27, 2020

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“This week, he’s uncovering the dangers behind manipulated videos that are increasingly popping up on the internet.”
Deepfakes make use of artificial intelligence software to combine and superimpose existing images and videos of a person to make it appear that they’ve said or done something they have not.
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An Eagan octogenarian hosts a cable access show on politics that goes deep but stays civil

an eagan octogenarian hosts a cable access show on politics that goes deep but stays civil

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There’s something refreshingly retro about watching Alan Miller interview mayors, judges, sheriffs and senators for his public-access television show, “Access to Democracy.” The synthesized theme song and patriotic graphics that kick off each episode feel like a throwback to the late 1990s, when the show aired its first broadcast.

Pre-pandemic, before the 86-year-old host migrated to Zoom, Miller often sat across from guests in the soft armchairs of an Eagan television studio, coffee table between them. For a luxurious 27 minutes, their wide-ranging discussions took on a depth and nuance hard to find in an era where politicians tend to speak in sound bites, and our leaders, including the president, communicate in mere characters.

If it weren’t for the fake plants and bright lights and “Access”-branded mugs, you’d think Miller were chatting with a friend in his living room.

That’s not to say that “Access” interviews can’t get heated. Especially when Miller, a self-described Sanders-supporting “flaming liberal,” goes “hammer and tongs,” as he puts it, with frequent guest Pat Anderson, a former Eagan mayor who represented Minnesota on the Republican National Committee.

Chiding Anderson for her support of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens …

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Sassy Justice! South Park Creators Produce YouTube Show Featuring Deep Fake of Trump … to Warn of Deep Fakes

sassy justice! south park creators produce youtube show featuring deep fake of trump … to warn of deep fakes

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“Fred Sassy is an American Consumer Advocate and reporter for the Cheyenne news at 9, a local TV station in Cheyenne, WY. On his weekly show, Sassy Justice, Fred goes to battle for the common man in his hometown. This week, he’s uncovering the dangers behind manipulated videos that are increasingly popping up on the internet.”
Or is he?
The description above is taken from the YouTube page of Fred Sassy, but the least amount of research informs the viewer that the deep fake warning is actually made form deep faked videos themselves. The genius “through the looking glass” creation comes from the minds behind South Park, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone, who have created a YouTube series based on the fictional reporter to warn Americans of the perils of deep fakes. Oh, and Fred Sassy is a deep fake of President Donald Trump.
In the event you are unaware, a deep fake video is one that looks very real, but through digital manipulation puts words in the mouths of public personalities and political officials in a remarkably convincing way. To prove that point, we meet Fred Sassy, who is a doppelganger for President Trump, save a different …

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Adobe adds content authenticity feature in Photoshop to fight deep fake photos – Times of India

adobe adds content authenticity feature in photoshop to fight deep fake photos – times of india

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After the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) was announced last year, Adobe has finally introduced a new feature to fight deepfakes and other deceptively manipulated content. There’s a new attribution tool in Adobe Creative Cloud. This feature will be available to select users in pre-release within Photoshop and Behance initially. The tool is built using an early version of the open standard that will provide a secure layer of tamper-evident attribution data to photos, including the author’s name, location and edit history. This will help users better understand the content they view online and understand whether it’s fake or not. This initiative is made in collaboration with The New York Times Company, Twitter, Microsoft, BBC, Qualcomm, Truepic, WITNESS, CBC and many others. “Collaborating with leaders across a variety of industries will help to create an industry-wide attribution framework, making it easier on consumers and creatives alike to use the tool,” said Adobe in a statement. With a tamper-evident way, content creators can add their name to their creative work. Adobe believes, “The more creators distribute content with proper attribution, the more consumers will expect and use that information to make judgement calls, thus minimizing the influence of bad actors …

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Alethea AI makes it easy to create AI avatars from a single photo

alethea ai makes it easy to create ai avatars from a single photo

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Synthetic humans are a thing of the future, and the latest project to come along in pursuit of that is Alethea AI, a startup that can create photorealistic AI-generated avatars from a single photo. The company is unveiling its AI Avatar Studio today.
You can see what they did with my photo, with my permission, in the video embedded in this story. They made me sing the I See Fire song from The Hobbit film with Ed Sheeran’s voice. The company created the avatar and lip-syncing within minutes.
Alethea AI has created a platform for creating AI-generated media with the AI Avatar Studio. The goal is to create expressive and photorealistic avatars that people can use for their own purposes, like maybe attending Zoom meetings in their place that they don’t want to attend.
It’s one more building block in the road to the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. (We’re doing a conference on the metaverse in January, if you haven’t noticed). While the metaverse has been the stuff of dreams and science fiction in the past, lots of …

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