AI Can Now Generate Whole Real-looking Bodies Of People

Not enough praise can be sung about the wonders of AI in this world. AI has given us smart cars, drones, enhanced social media feeds, Google Maps, PUBG, et al.

AI helps with facial recognition; it can generate realistic face images of humans (hint: deepfakes).

In a nutshell, AI is killing it. Now it turns out that AI can also generate the entire body of people who don’t even exist.

Yes, as creepy as it might sound, it’s true and AI has proved (yet again) just how groundbreaking it can get.

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Deep Fake AI Text: Protecting Your Brand

Fake news, the Momo hoax and reality shows that are anything but — in a world where it’s getting pretty difficult to tell fact from fiction, a new artificial intelligence bot might make it even harder.

OpenAI, a nonprofit backed by Elon Musk, developed a language algorithm called GPT-2. It’s also known as deep fakes for text, and you can feed it a single sentence and it’ll continue the paragraph, or write a full essay, matching your tone and using proper syntax. This YouTube video shows that the algorithm can even write a shockingly convincing news article.

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Handful of States Begin Legislating “Deepfake” Videos

A new form of online disinformation has some government officials uneasy about its potential effects on upcoming political campaigns and elections, but policy efforts to address it are sparse.

“Deepfakes” — videos altered with the help of AI that can make people (typically celebrities or politicians) appear to do and say things they actually did not — are not only weird, uncanny manifestations of a new era of technological progress, they’re also a national security threat, according to some.

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Science News Technology Space NASA Artificial Intelligence Weird Science Science of Sci-Fi Next-Level DeepFakes: Japanese AI Automatically Creates Full-Body Images of People Who Do Not Exist

Data Grid, a Japanese artificial intelligence (AI) development company has succeeded in creating a deep-learning AI that can create full-body images of people who do not exist.

Like the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) that leveraged massive amounts of data to create hyperrealistic faces, Data Grid’s AI not only creates entire “people,” it also gives them the ability to move.

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Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?

Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also be used to combat misinformation.

Want to make yourself sound like Obama? In the past, that might have required physically imitating his voice, party-trick style.

And even if you were very good at it, it almost certainly wouldn’t present a danger to our democracy. But technology has changed that.

You can now easily and accurately make anyone say anything through AI. Just use the service of an online program to record a sentence and listen to what you said in a famous person’s voice.

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AI Will Blow Your Mind, Business Model and Company Culture

Have you seen how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used today? It’s progressed more than you may have noticed.

AI-enhanced “sewbots” are beginning to turn out T-shirts and other articles of clothing in a factory in Arkansas that are cheaper and better made than what humans can produce on their own.

Along with emulating some of the finer qualities of we humans, AI has been put to use to magnify some of the worst. Take the production of “deepfake” videos, for example. Hollywood is in an uproar over the growing use of AI to produce pornographic videos featuring the likenesses of celebrities without their permission or involvement.

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These projects are using AI to fight misinformation

A joint initiative of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has awarded $750,000 to projects that aim to study how artificial intelligence can be used to improve journalism. Fact-checking was front and centre.

Detecting deepfakes

Second is the Rochester Institute of Technology, which is using $100,000 to build approaches for automatically detecting “deepfake” videos.

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Twenty minutes into the future with OpenAI’s Deep Fake Text AI

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In 1985, the TV film Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future presented a science fictional cyberpunk world where an evil media company tried to create an artificial intelligence based on a reporter’s brain to generate content to fill airtime.

There were somewhat unintended results. Replace “reporter” with “redditors,” “evil media company” with “well-meaning artificial intelligence researchers,” and “airtime” with “a very concerned blog post,” and you’ve got what Ars reported about last week: Generative Pre-trained Transformer-2 (GPT-2), a Franken-creation from researchers at the non-profit research organization OpenAI.

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The AI that can write a fake news story from a handful of words

The potential for software to be able to produce authentic-looking fake news articles comes during global concerns over technology’s role in the spread of disinformation.

OPENAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few pieces of information.

In an example published on Thursday by OpenAI, the system was given some sample text: “A train carriage containing controlled nuclear materials was stolen in Cincinnati today. Its whereabouts are unknown.”

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