Deepfakes: Should you be worried?

Oh no, I'm HUGE!Yes, I confess: I was actually the star of the hit 1987 film Predator.

No, not really. But these days, with deepfake software, anyone can make a video or audio clip that shows anyone else doing/saying whatever they want!

There is a lot of angst, anxiety, and worry about deepfakes – but just how dangerous are they?

Obviously, deepfakes have been made for, shall we say, “less than wholesome” purposes such as getting revenge on an ex-lover.

And there certainly is the potential for some chaos.

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AI and China’s CRAZY high tech Revolution

Well, I did it again: I read a book.

This time, it was the story of China’s recent technological revolution.

If you’re wondering what’s going on over in the East in the techie arena, it’s a great read.

In short, it appears that smartphones + crazy-fast innovation have turned China into the New Silicon Valley.

And that has interesting implications for the future of AI…

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Is AI really here?

We hear a lot about A.I. – artificial intelligence – these days. But is it really here?

Should you be worried about Skynet and terminators and some little punk named John having to grow up and save the world?

Not quite. At least not yet, anyway…

While so-called machine learning algorithms are insanely powerful these days, they aren’t really true AI.

Then again, we keep changing out definition of AI with every advancement in technology…

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