Entertainment

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Entertainment

Looking for Enemies: Concert venues use face recognition to block enemies.

A major company is using face recognition to settle scores. MSG Entertainment, which operates large entertainment venues in several cities in the United States, used face recognition to block its perceived enemies from attending events...
Illustration of an elf workshop creating a red toy car from a description (channeling AI generated images)
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Synthetic Images Everywhere: 2022 was the year text-to-image AI went mainstream.

Pictures produced by AI went viral, stirred controversies, and drove investments. A new generation of text-to-image generators inspired a flood of experimentation, transforming text descriptions into mesmerizing artworks and photorealistic fantasies.
AI-generated image of Joe Rogan interviewing Steve Jobs
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All Synthetic, All the Time: Joe Rogan Meets Steve Jobs in an AI-Generated Podcast

For the debut episode of a new podcast series, Play.ht synthesized a 19-minute interview between the rock-star podcaster and late Apple CEO.
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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Speaking Your Language: Startup Papercup Offers AI-Powered Voice Translation

A startup that automatically translates video voice overs into different languages is ready for its big break. London-based Papercup offers a voice translation service that combines algorithmic translation and voice synthesis with human-in-the-loop quality control.
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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.
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Hit Picker: SoundCloud Acquires AI to Predict Hit Music

A neural network may help an online music service to spot songs with the potential to go big. Musiio uses AI to identify specific attributes and qualities in recorded music. Online audio distributor SoundCloud purchased the Singapore-based startup.
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Remix Master: Apple buys AI Music startup.

Music generated by learning algorithms got a major push with Apple’s acquisition of a startup that makes automated mash-ups. Apple purchased AI Music, a London startup whose software generates new music from existing recordings.
A chorus of reindeers singing carols from a Reindeer Holiday Songbook on a snowy night
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Voices for the Voiceless: Generative AI models are creating voices for Hollywood and video games.

Musicians and filmmakers adopted AI as a standard part of the audio-production toolbox. What happened: Professional media makers embraced neural networks that generate new sounds and modify old ones. Voice actors bristled.
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Artistry Is Obsolete: Is AI Making Human Artists Obsolete?

Is human creativity being replaced by the synthetic equivalent? The fear: AI is cranking out increasingly sophisticated visual, musical, and literary works. AI-generated media will flood the market, squeezing out human artists and depriving the world of their creativity.
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Rules for Recommenders: China Bans Harmful Recommendation Algorithms

China moved toward a clamp down on recommendation algorithms.What’s new: China’s internet regulatory agency proposed rules that include banning algorithms that spread disinformation and threaten national security.
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New Life for Old Songs

Neural networks can tease apart the different sounds in musical. Companies and hobbyists are using deep learning to separate voices and instruments in commercial recordings, Wired reported.
Images generated by a network designed to visualize what goes on in peoples’ brains while they watch Doctor Who
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What the Brain Sees

What’s creepier than images from the sci-fi TV series Doctor Who? Images generated by a network designed to visualize what goes on in peoples’ brains while they watch Doctor Who.
Homer Simpson talking to Anakin Skywalker in a clip from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Entertainment

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.
Video of Ai-gen-cy, an artist management firm that represents robots
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Robots to Hollywood: Call My Agent

Seeking a robot star for your movie, music video, or bat mitzvah? You need a new breed of talent scout. Ai-gen-cy is an artist management firm that exclusively represents robots, reports GeekWire.

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