First, take this quiz to see how good you are at distinguishing between real faces and fake ones made with generative adversarial networks (GANs). Then, read this article that teaches you how to spot the fakes. In a few years AI will be able to generate images that don't have recognizable tells.
I'm not a regular listener to the Ezra Klein Show, but I tune in for the occasional interesting guest — so I assumed that the Ted Chiang episode was not one to miss, and I was right. Chiang is the author of the speculative short fiction like the collection Stories of Your Life and Others,… READ THE REST
Advertisements for new products can now be digitally inserted into classic films. This means there could suddenly be a Pepsi billboard in the train station in North By Northwest or a pair of Nikes in the shop window in Breakfast at Tiffany's. These brand images can be swapped out over time and some companies are… READ THE REST
Since time immemorial, many students have invoked cliches to compose the most terrible essays. Maybe the GPT-3 text generator can help them. It certainly can't do any worse, right? From The Next Web: [Education resource site EduRef] hired a panel of professors to create writing prompts for essays on US history, research methods, creative writing, and law. They… READ THE REST
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or needs some more time over the fire. But … do you really? E. coli contamination in ground beef makes… READ THE REST
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the gift that he'll forget his natural inclinations for peace and solitude and let you come along.… READ THE REST
Sometimes, the world can bring back something that might have been headed for the dustbin of history if fate hadn't intervened. Case in point: journaling. While the art of chronicling your life and activities hadn't disappeared, it was definitely waning before last year. Then, COVID hit — and many of those who faced anxiety and new… READ THE REST