In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda

In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda AI-powered detectors are the best tools for spotting AI-generated fake videos. The Washington Post via Getty Images John Sohrawardi, Rochester Institute of Technology and Matthew Wright, Rochester Institute of Technology An investigative journalist receives a video from an …

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How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy Steven Feldstein, Boise State University U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants …

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Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist

Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist ‘Psychedelic,’ an image created by the algorithm AICAN. Ahmed Elgammal, Author provided Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University Leer en español. When artificial intelligence has been used to create works of art, a human artist has always exerted a significant element of control over the creative process. …

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Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

Cover Photo: Anonymous computer hacker by Tarik Haiga on Unsplash Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye It’s actually very hard to find photos of people with their eyes closed. Bulin/Shutterstock.com Siwei Lyu, University at Albany, State University of New York A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities …

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Will artificial intelligence become conscious?

Cover: What’s the link between technology and consciousness? AlexLMX/Shutterstock.com Will artificial intelligence become conscious? What’s the link between technology and consciousness? AlexLMX/Shutterstock.com Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University Forget about today’s modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: …

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Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman

Cover: Ociacia/Shutterstock.com Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman Ociacia/Shutterstock.com Irena Hayter, University of Leeds Three photographs have been shortlisted for 2017’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in London. But there is something out of the ordinary about one of this year’s contenders for the …

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Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers

Cover: Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon (1907) scored extremely high when entered into the creativity algorithm. Wally Gobetz/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon (1907) scored extremely high when entered into the creativity algorithm. Wally Gobetz/flickr, CC …

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