deepfakes

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Clip from the movie Fall showing one of the protagonists falling from a radio antenna.
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Deepfakes Against Profanity: Film Makers of Fall Used AI to Remove F-Words

The filmmakers used technology from Flawless AI to clean up the language, enabling the film to earn a rating that welcomes younger viewers.
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Actors Act Against AI
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Actors Act Against AI

Performing artists are taking action to protect their earning power against scene-stealing avatars.What’s new: Equity, a union of UK performing artists, launched a campaign to
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AI for President
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AI for President

A deepfake of South Korea’s new president helped propel him into office.What’s new: Yoon Suk-yeol, who won the country’s March 9 election, campaigned using videos that featured an AI-generated likeness of himself
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Giant snowman taking over the city while helicopters try to take it down
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Governments Lay Down the Law: Governments Around The World Increasingly Regulate AI

Legislators worldwide wrote new laws — some proposed, some enacted — to rein in societal impacts of automation.What happened: Authorities at all levels ratcheted up regulatory pressure as
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Animation showing image-to-image style transfer — mapping process
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AI With a Sense of Style: Style Transfer Method Produces Consistent Output in Successive Frames

The process known as image-to-image style transfer — mapping, say, the character of a painting’s brushstrokes onto a photo — can render inconsistent results. When they apply the styles of different artists to the same target
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Detection of a digitally altered image of a frog holding a violin
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Fighting Fakes

A supergroup of machine learning models flags manipulated photos. Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Alphabet, released a system that detects digitally altered images.
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Graph showing key AI characteristics
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On Her Majesty’s Secret Algorithm

The UK’s electronic surveillance agency published its plan to use AI. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) outlined its intention to use machine learning to combat security threats, human trafficking, and disinformation — and to do so ethically — in a new report.
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Homer Simpson talking to Anakin Skywalker in a clip from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
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Your Words, Their Voices

Voice clones — the audio counterpart to deepfaked images — are poised to invade popular media and entertainment. Professionals and amateurs alike are using AI to emulate the voices of human actors, Wired reported.
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Group of people having a snowball fight and covering with a giant Facebook like button
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Algorithms Against Disinformation

The worldwide pandemic and a contentious U.S. election whipped up a storm of automated disinformation, and some big AI companies reaped the whirlwind.
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Dozens of snowmen with different characteristics
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This Snowman Does Not Exist

While generative adversarial networks were infiltrating cultural, social, and scientific spheres, they quietly transformed the web into a bottomless well of synthetic images of . . . well, you name it.
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Examples of Xpression app working (people in pajamas looking like they're wearing suits)
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GAN Makes Pajamas Safe For Work

A new camera app uses a generative adversarial network to let users look like they’re dressed for success while they videoconference in their jammies. Xpression is an iPhone app that maps facial expressions onto till images in real time, allowing users to look clothed in digital costumes.
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Graphs showing how DeepRhythm detects deepfakes
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Deepfakes Are Heartless

The incessant rhythm of a heartbeat could be the key to distinguishing real videos from deepfakes. DeepRhythm detects deepfakes using an approach inspired by the science of measuring minute changes on the skin’s surface due to blood circulation.
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Excerpts of HBO documentary "Welcome to Chechnya"
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Protected By Deepfakes

Documentary filmmakers often shield the identities of people who might be harmed for speaking out. But typical tactics like blurring faces and distorting voices can make it hard for audiences to connect emotionally. A new
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Data and examples related to a new technique to detect portions of an image
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The Telltale Artifact

Deepfakes have gone mainstream, allowing celebrities to star in commercials without setting foot in a film studio. A new method helps determine whether such endorsements — and other images produced by generative adversarial networks — are authentic.
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Series of pictures of people smiling
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Deepfakes for Good

A strategy manifesto from one of China’s biggest tech companies declares, amid familiar visions of ubiquitous AI, that deepfakes are more boon than bane.
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