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Facebook is challenging researchers to build a deep fakes detector

September 21st, 2019 at 1:14 am » Comments Off

Why it makes sense to fight deepfakes with deepfakes. Deepfakes are becoming so convincing that it’s hard to tell them from real videos. And that could soon spell disaster, eroding trust in what we see online. That’s why Facebook is teaming up with a consortium of researchers from Microsoft and several prominent research universities for […]



Microsoft’s tech can make your hologram speak another language

August 12th, 2019 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

This exec doesn’t speak Japanese — but it sure looks like she does. You no longer need to speak another language to look like you’re fluent in it — to anyone, anywhere. On Wednesday, Microsoft executive Julia White took the stage at the company’s Inspire partner conference to demonstrate how it’s now possible to not […]



Chinese vertical dramas made for phone viewing show the future of mobile video

August 1st, 2019 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

  Mobile video is a big deal, but you don’t need me to tell you that. Big Tech has been fast-moving into the mobile video space for a few years now, and recently a slew of mobile-specific content has arrived. Instagram launched IGTV in 2018, and is pushing creators to explore what’s possible for mobile […]



‘Deepfakes’ called new election threat, with no easy fix

June 26th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Deepfake” videos pose a clear and growing threat to America’s national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that’s not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the deceptive powers of artificial intelligence software and offered a sobering […]



Forget 8K, the Insta360 Titan records 11K that can still play back on smartphones

January 17th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Insta360, the company behind cameras like the Insta360 One X, is aiming to redefine cinematic 360 with 11K footage captured by larger Micro Four Thirds sensors. On Monday, January 7, Insta360 unveiled the Titan, a cinematic 360 camera that the company says is the first standalone 360 camera to shoot in 11K. The Titan also […]



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