These political ads from the anti-corruption organization RepresentUs aren't meant to fool anyone into thinking they actually feature Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, but they look pretty good.
At the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian (which aired in December 2020, so spoiler alerts are meaningless but here we are), a DeepFaked CGI version of Luke Skywalker makes a surprising appearance to recruit the young Grogu for his upcoming Jedi revival scheme. It was both a cool and creepy moment, with the… READ THE REST
It used to be that if you wanted to create a fake persona online, you swiped a photo from some hapless person's Facebook page. These days, though, fakers can create "synthetic" images — using "general adversarial network" AI to generate fake faces that look awfully real. (Previously.) A group of academics has found an interesting… READ THE REST
A company called HourOne is paying people to "hire out their faces". HourOne will scan you talking and emoting, then use deepfake-style AI to create videos for its corporate customers, making the synthetic version of you say whatever the customer needs you to say. As MIT Tech Review reports: To create a character, Hour One… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Has learning how to play the guitar been on your bucket list? Learning how to play guitar should be simple, fun, and accessible, but with the average guitar costing $600 — lessons not included, you might… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With most of our daily activities happening online, no one will ever complain about having too much storage space. On the contrary, it's frustrating when you run out of storage or have… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST