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Online dating in a world of deepfakes

October 4th, 2019 at 12:27 am » Comments Off

Facebook has teamed up with the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and academics from Cornell Tech, MIT, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and University at Albany–SUNY to build the Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC). Deepfake detection is an enduring arms race that will never end. In case you are wondering… no, this […]



Using machine learning to reconstruct deteriorated Van Gogh drawings

September 27th, 2019 at 1:41 am » Comments Off

Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have recently developed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based model to reconstruct drawings that have deteriorated over time. In their study, published in Springer’s Machine Vision and Applications, they specifically used the model to reconstruct some of Vincent Van Gogh’s drawings that were ruined over the years due to […]



An artificial-intelligence first: Voice-mimicking software reportedly used in a major theft

September 17th, 2019 at 12:52 am » Comments Off

A fake video featuring former president Barack Obama. A new worry: fake voice recordings that can be used to persuade people that they’re being asked to do something by an authority. (AP/AP) Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive’s speech and dupe his subordinate into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a […]



The future of manufacturing technology

August 21st, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

The global manufacturing market reached $38 trillion in 2018, contributing a 15% increase in global production output. Within this market, a broad range of goods is produced and processed, spanning from consumer goods, heavy industrials to storage and transportation of raw materials and finished products. To sustain ongoing growth, today’s manufacturers are hyper-focused on three […]



AI is getting more in touch with your emotions

August 17th, 2019 at 2:06 am » Comments Off

EmoNet, a neural network model, was accurately able to pair images to 11 emotion categories. The EmoNet research study demonstrates how AI can measure emotional significance. Artificial intelligence might one day start communicating our emotions better than we do. EmoNet, neural network model developed by researchers at the University of Colorado and Duke University, was […]



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