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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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Speaking Your Language

A startup that automatically translates video voice overs into different languages is ready for its big break.What’s new: London-based Papercup offers a voice translation service that combines algorithmic translation and voice
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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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Musical waves passing by our brain
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Hit Picker

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

Music generated by learning algorithms got a major push with Apple’s acquisition of a startup that makes automated mash-ups.What’s new: Apple purchased AI Music, a London startup whose software
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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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Illustration showing a witch cooking a copy of the Mona Lisa wearing a witch hat)
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Artistry Is Obsolete: Is AI Making Human Artists Obsolete?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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Screen capture showing a Chinese app's food recommendations
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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.
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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.
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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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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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15.ai screen capture with a character from My Little Pony
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Voice Cloning for the Masses

Are you secretly yearning to have a My Little Pony character voice your next online presentation? A new web app can make your dreams come true. 15.ai translates short text messages into the voices of popular cartoon and videogame characters.
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Method overview of model that makes a person on video appear to speak words from a separate audio recording
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Guest Speaker

Deepfake videos in which one person appears to speak another’s words have appeared in entertainment, advertising, and politics. New research ups the ante for an application that enables new forms of both creative expression and
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Some results from CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising startups in AI
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Machine Learning Churning

Many of this year’s hottest AI companies are taking the spotlight from last year’s darlings.What’s new: CB Insights, which analyzes early-stage companies, published its annual list of the 100 “most promising” startups in AI.
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