Deepfakes

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Regulators Target Deepfakes: China's new law limits AI-generated media.

China’s internet watchdog issued new rules that govern synthetic media. Legislation from the Cyberspace Administration of China limits the use of AI to create or edit text, audio, video, images, and 3D digital renderings. The law took effect on January 10.
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Generate Articles, Publish Errors: CNET pauses its practice of writing news articles with AI.

A prominent tech-news website generated controversy (and mistakes) by publishing articles written by AI. CNET suspended its practice of publishing articles produced by a text-generation model following news reports that exposed the articles’ authorship.
DoNotPay's system that autonomously navigates phone menus and converses with customer service representatives working
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Your Personal Deepfaked Agent: This GPT-powered voice tool will talk to customer service for you.

Hate talking to customer service? An AI-powered tool may soon do it for you. Joshua Browder, chief executive of the consumer advocacy organization DoNotPay, demonstrated a system that autonomously navigates phone menus and converses...
Sequence of cellphones showing a photograph turned into art on Lensa AI app
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Avatars Gone Wild: What's going on with Lensa, the AI-powered selfie app?

A blockbuster app produces sexualized avatar images, even when the original portraits were safe for work.
Office with coworkers transformed into mythical creatures like vampires, ghosts and werewolves
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Your Coworkers Aren’t Human: Confronting the Fear of a White Collar AI Takeover

The new remote administrative assistant is a little too perky, hardworking, and efficient. Is it because he’s a bot?
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: UK Actors Union Launches Campaign Against AI

Performing artists are taking action to protect their earning power against scene-stealing avatars. Equity, a union of UK performing artists, launched a campaign to pressure the government to prohibit unauthorized use of a performer’s AI-generated likeness.
AI-generated video of Yoon Suk-yeol
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AI for President: How South Korean president's campaign used deepfakes.

A deepfake of South Korea’s new president helped propel him into office. Yoon Suk-yeol, who won the country’s March 9 election, campaigned using videos that featured an AI-generated likeness of himself answering voters’ questions.
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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
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
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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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.
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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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.
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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