artificial intelligence

NEWS: Social Media Has 15,000 Deepfake Videos and Why It Should Worry You

NEWS: Social Media Has 15,000 Deepfake Videos and Why It Should Worry You

Deepfake videos seem to be dominating the internet of late, and even though it can be entertaining to watch clips of Elon Musk’s head on a baby’s body, deepfake technology should not be taken lightly. Deepfake is an artificial intelligence-based technology used to produce or alter video content in a way that presents something that did not occur in actuality. With 15,000 deepfake videos now available on social media - twice as many as last year - there are more reasons than ever to be concerned about the rapid advancement of deepfake technology.

VIDEO: Why Elon Musk, Facebook and MIT Are Betting On Mind-Reading Technology

VIDEO: Why Elon Musk, Facebook and MIT Are Betting On Mind-Reading Technology

A lot of people would probably love the ability to read minds, but are probably much less inclined to have someone else read theirs… especially if that someone is an artificially intelligent machine! But today’s leaders in technology, including Elon Musk and MIT, are currently striving to develop mind-reading computers and plan to introduce them to the public market by 2022 or sooner.

NEWS: 'Dangerous' Artificial Intelligence is Ready to Write Fake News

NEWS: 'Dangerous' Artificial Intelligence is Ready to Write Fake News

Culture’s pervasive “fake news” trend is about to get a whole lot faker. Not only can news stories themselves be totally made up and manipulated, but now, the author of fake news itself may not even be real! An artificial intelligence text generator called GPT-2 has recently been put into operation by the research firm OpenAI, and GPT-2’s writing skills have already become almost virtually indiscernible from that of real human writers.

NEWS: Japan Introduces Artificially Intelligent Robot Priest

NEWS: Japan Introduces Artificially Intelligent Robot Priest

Religion in Japan is getting a brand new face, and that face belongs to an android. In an effort to breathe life into Buddhism, a Japanese temple has introduced a non-living, robotic priest to serve as a spiritual guide for followers. The artificially intelligent droid is capable of delivering sermons, answering questions, and continually advancing. Learn more about the religious robot and see it in action here!

NEWS: Double Check FaceApp's Terms of Use Before Taking That Old Age Photo of Yourself

NEWS: Double Check FaceApp's Terms of Use Before Taking That Old Age Photo of Yourself

If you’ve been on Facebook at all this week (and who hasn’t) you’ve probably encountered a barrage of photos of your friends and family looking like they’ve aged 50 years (and really, really badly). You haven’t fallen into a time slip - it’s actually the latest social media fad brought to you by the artificially intelligent photo editor app known as FaceApp. For many, the app offers some funny opportunities to try on different face-altering filters and share the shocking results online. For others, the app is a controversial tool to steal privacy and data mine.

NEWS: Amazon is Working on an A.I. Household Robot

NEWS: Amazon is Working on an A.I. Household Robot

The robots are coming. By essentially combining the autonomy of a Roomba with the artificial intelligence of an Alexa, that technology and e-commerce juggernaut known as Amazon is reportedly preparing to unleash a line of home robots on the general public.

BLOG: 10 Common Things You May Not Realize Use Artificial Intelligence

BLOG: 10 Common Things You May Not Realize Use Artificial Intelligence

While it was once something only dreamed about in science fiction, artificial intelligence has become a widespread, mainstream reality throughout the world. Nearly every day it seems like a new A.I. advancement is making headlines - for better or for worse.

NEWS: The Ghost in the Basketball Machine

NEWS: The Ghost in the Basketball Machine

On May 30, 2018, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they were investigating reports that their president of basketball operations, Bryan Colangelo, used several secret Twitter accounts to criticize the Sixers team, engage in debates with its staff, and release private player medical information. It's a discovery that's damaging to the Sixers team (and also to it's #1 fan, Tony Merkel!). If the reports are true, it's a strange, hurtful blow for one member of an organization's front office to deal against his own team.