When are they going to use a Tom Cruise deepfake for Risky Business 2, which would pick up from where the first one ended? They could even hire Cruise to do the voice.
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
From picking out the right decor to making sure your home is spotless, hosting your friends and family over can get pretty stressful. But if you really want to make an impression on your party guests, the key is providing them with an experience they can remember — and that isn't going to happen with run-of-the-mill… READ THE REST
A beautiful light can really tie together a room or even a car for that matter. And while there are some really not-so-subtle ones that can drum up conversation, you're much better off having a more subdued-looking light that lets its color do the speaking. Unfortunately, there's no shortage of tacky and attention-grabbing pieces of furniture out there,… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST