@banxs yeah life is hard and there are no shortcuts. I learned that the hard way.
AI can now render videos of real people!
A warning to my fellow TWS-ians to keep your eyes open and your mind sharp. :warning: :atom_symbol:
This is a simulation of Mark Zuckerberg. No, it's not really him. The technology behind it: https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ai-deepfake-can-fabricate-a-video-of-you-from-a-single-photo-mona-lisa-cheapfake-dumbfake/
Soon we won't be able to trust videos anymore at all that we see on the internet, because it get's increasingly cheap to create high quality (unrecognizable) fakes!
In combination with the fact that the media are no longer trying to tell us the truth, but to get the highest selling story out there faster than anybody else, we'll be flooded with false information more than ever.
Denzel summarises it well: https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/abYn5zp_460svvp9.webm.
It'll be like in the days of noah's ark...
@spacegirl said in AI can now render videos of real people!:
When radio appeared, and than a television - it was always used to provide the information to the people in a specific way. A way that is profitable for the channel's owners. (Or the owners of the channel's owners. Or the owners of the owners, and so on). In other words it is calling - an informational propaganda. And nothing really changed from those times.
Forms became different - more sophisticated. Don't trust what you hear, don't trust what you see. It's a crazy world.
I am afraid, that our generation will reach the time, that we will not trust to our own thoughts.
Yes, things really did change... In the late nineties, news agencies (in the US) discovered that news could actually be profitable, e.g. make money. Before then most news outlets didn't generate a single cent, they were funded by different states, and a journalists work was to investigate. Today editors want topics that generate clicks and viewing figures. Maybe I'll write more on the topic later...