Believe It Or Not, These ‘People’ You See Here Are Generated By AI

If you have not heard, we are now living in a world where what-you-see-may-not-be-what-you-get (WYSMNBWYG). Case-in-point: the photo you see here. The people you see in the above image are not real people. I repeat. They are NOT real people. They were generated by artificial intelligence, or in technical terms, generated by a Style-based Generator …

China’s Xinhua News Agency Now ‘Employs’ Two AI News Anchors

I have a strong urge to tag this post with “weird” because, seeing and hearing a life-like artificial intelligence (AI) news anchors spitting out news is beyond weird. You read that right. As of today, AI anchors is a thing and China’s state-run news agency Xinhua is the first in the world to ‘employ’ not …

Relationship Apocalypse Begins With Gateway Virtual Home Robot

It has been a while. It was on pre-order started two years ago and it is now finally available to the masses. We are talking about the kinda sad gadget from Gatebox called Gatebox Virtual Home Robot. The name sounds harmless enough, but this ‘robot’ is in fact a virtual wife of sort (yes, you …

Fake Celebrity Porn Is Not Only A Thing, It’s Easy To Create And We Should Be Very, Very Afraid

You have probably read about how a video recording of a person giving a speech can be fake and also, it should be of no surprise that fake celebrity porn is also common, but the latter is limited to still or some doppelgangers. Well, that’s until late last year when someone on Reddit showed that …

3 Dynamic Trends Shaping the Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence crossed a new frontier this month as NASA discovered two new planets using Google AI software. The two planets, located in a system with eight known planets, were discovered by analyzing Kepler space telescope technology using the same type of AI image detection techniques used in today’s face recognition software. By training a neural network with …

AI Turns Pixelated Photos Into Clear Images, May Make Anonymous Nude Images Not So Anonymous Anymore

This world is not picture perfect and it is literally not because, when you zoomed into an image, such as on a CCTV footage, it will be pixelated. Picture perfect world? I think not. However, that changes with EnhanceNet Artificial Intelligence-powered Image-scaling Program. Developed by researchers Mehdi S. M. Sajjadi, Bernhard Schölkopf, and Michael Hirsch …

This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

This is O-R3, a four-wheel security robot from Singapore-based Otsaw Digital that is designed to take the place of humans to patrol large outdoor compound. With a chubby and somewhat diminutive stature, coupled with big round headlights that look like eyes, the O-R3 looks more like a cartoon character out to entertain kids. However, kids …

Elon Musk Backs Startup To Explore Human Brain And Computer Interface

No. It is unlikely that we are living in a web of lies spun by the Matrix and surely, we can’t plug a cable into the back of our heads to download data into us instead of learning via the good’ol ways. However, it could happen if Elon Musk’s back Neuralink makes head ways in …

AI Helps Google To Turn Low-res Images Into More Visualizable Images

Tech staff: “Sir, I think may have our suspect on security cam.” Detective: “Good! Pull it up.” Detective: “Can’t see his face. Zoom it up, son.” Tech staff: “Alright, zooming in.” Detective: “There! He is the guy we are after!” If the above scenario sounds familiar, it is because similar scenario has been on countless …

In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

You know how some wives are resentful of their husbands’ devotion to cars? Well, it looks like it is going to get worst in future, well, that’s if Toyota has its way. The Japanese automaker’s CALTY Design Research in Newport Beach, California has unveiled a concept ride, known as Concept-i, that’s designed to be emotive. …