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fake audio

‘Deep Voice’ Software Can Clone Anyone's Voice With Just 3.7 Seconds of Audio

Using snippets of voices, Baidu's ‘Deep Voice’ can generate new speech, accents, and tones.
Samantha Cole
3.7.18
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slugs

A Virtual Slug Simulator Could Help Researchers Develop Better AI

Cyberslug could make future AI act more natural.
Samantha Cole
3.6.18
OpenAI
OpenAI

Elon Musk Steps Down From Open Source AI Group

Musk is leaving the ethical AI organization he founded only two years ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.21.18
Bad AI
Bad AI

Top Researchers Write 100-Page Report Warning About AI Threat to Humanity

26 researchers from 14 organizations compiled a sweeping report on the dangers posed by malicious superhuman artificial intelligence.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.21.18
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deepfakes

AI-Moderators Fighting AI-Generated Porn Is the Harbinger of the Fake News Apocalypse

Gfycat is deploying AI to seek and destroy AI-generated porn—a good step, but we're not out of the woods yet.
Samantha Cole
2.16.18
Empathy
Empathy

How AI Can Help Us Understand Pain and Suffering

Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez sees AI as a tool for empathy.
Michael Byrne
1.29.18
In Our Image
In Our Image

Bail Algorithms Are As Accurate As Random People Doing an Online Survey

Algorithms like COMPAS that predict recidivism have flooded the criminal justice system—but do they work?
Jordan Pearson
1.17.18
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facial-recognition

AI-Fooling Glasses Could Be Good Enough to Trick Facial Recognition at Airports

Adversarial objects, for your face.
Samantha Cole
1.5.18
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machine learning

AI System Sorts News Articles By Whether or Not They Contain Actual Information

How much "news" is actually new?
Michael Byrne
1.3.18
AI
AI

AI System Detects ‘Deception’ in Courtroom Videos

Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.
Michael Byrne
12.19.17
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deepfakes

AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked

Someone used an algorithm to paste the face of 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot onto a porn video, and the implications are terrifying.
Samantha Cole
12.11.17
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invite to the block party

Snowden’s Favorite Ad Blocker Can Now Automatically Detect New Tracking Scripts

Ghostery just escalated the ad blocking arms race.
Louise Matsakis
12.6.17