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AI text generator too dangerous to release, say creators

Developers cite concerns over fake news proliferation and risk of online impersonation

11 hours ago from The Independent

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An AI tool auto-generates fake news, bogus tweets, and plenty of gibberish

Fed with billions of words, this algorithm dreams up convincing articles and shows how AI could power disinformation campaigns.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from MIT Technology Review

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How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’

After releasing its Portal video-calling tool to largely positive reviews (especially from its employees) last November, Facebook is finally cracking open the device and giving the ...

6 hours ago from Engadget

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Creepy website uses AI to create 'deepfake' photos of humans who don't exist

A website lets users click through an endless library of fake human faces created by AI. It relies on an algorithm developed by Nvidia scientists and only takes a few seconds to spit out a new ...

2 hours ago from Daily Mail

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BBC Teases Upcoming ‘Doctor Who’ Virtual Reality Special

Just as the Doctor Who withdrawal symptoms were beginning to fade, BBC today announced an immersive virtual reality adventure starring the Thirteenth Doctor. Jodie Whittaker reprises her role ...

11 hours ago from

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Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science

Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from The Scientist

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Unboxing Nike's self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone

It was exactly a month ago that Nike took the wraps off of Adapt BB, its latest pair of shoes with power laces, and now the company is finally ready to bring them to the masses. The ...

7 hours ago from Engadget

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IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

IBM conceded Tuesday its artificial intelligence-powered Project Debater lost a competition to a human debate champion but said the experience was an important milestone in efforts to get computers ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from TechXplore

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Chimp communication gestures found to follow human linguistics rules

A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Switzerland and Spain has found that chimpanzees use communication gestures in ways that follow human linguistic rules. In their paper published ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from

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Of course Netflix kept all of your choices in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

While you were watching Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Netflix, Netflix was watching you, too. A General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) request filed by University College London ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Engadget

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