Nvidia’s GauGan AI can now turn your crappy art into decent synthetic videos

Nvidia’s GauGan AI can now turn your crappy art into decent synthetic videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting better, quickly, at being able to generate increasingly hi resolution and sophisticated synthetic content, and that will turn the entire global creative industry on its head.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day digital humans will be as life-like as real humans in the way they act, behave, and talk, this is one big step on that journey.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes and synthetic content will continue to redefine how we make content and the tools we use to make it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wherever you look at the moment...

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Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today your boss is human, probably, but tomorrow he or she could be an Artificial Intelligence.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “You’re fired!” so said Donald Trump during his days heading...

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A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Artificial Intelligence improves it’s going to be increasingly difficult to distinguish human made content from machine generated, or “fake” content and that will be an issue …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans don’t need to be told what everything is to understand it, we have a “natural” ability, now AI is gaining that ability too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Machine...

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Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think you look awful on Zoom calls and have a face for radio then Nvidia’s got the tool you’ve been wishing for all year.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the pandemic disinformation has been rife and endangered lives. So now digital humans, who can scale and engage with people, are being called in to fight it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch...

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Researchers AI tool predicts how drugs will affect the human body

Researchers AI tool predicts how drugs will affect the human body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We can create vaccines faster than ever before, but human trials still take a long time, this could help accelerate drug approvals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today, as we...

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EightFold’s new AI hiring tool hires for potential rather than experience

EightFold’s new AI hiring tool hires for potential rather than experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is becoming pervasive in the hiring process, so it’s refreshing to finally see a company that’s trying to put people’s potential first.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Employers the...

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IBM Watson filters public opinion to help Bloomberg debate redistributing wealth

IBM Watson filters public opinion to help Bloomberg debate redistributing wealth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most humans are good at debating, and now AI is getting better at it too, but its ability to analyse huge volumes of data in real time makes it a formidable tool and opponent.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology can do great things and save lives – but only if you give up your right to privacy …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We already live in a...

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Microsoft’s AI has learned to generate images from captions

Microsoft’s AI has learned to generate images from captions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Historically AI’s have learned how to caption images, but now they’re learning how to make images from text and it will revolutionise content creation.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial...

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Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people and companies want to be able to predict the future, for a whole variety of different reasons, so will this new approach work? Only time, ironically, will tell.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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This computer predicts your thoughts then creates images from them

This computer predicts your thoughts then creates images from them

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Advances in technology and neuroscience have let us reach the point where streaming your thoughts to TV are no longer just for the movies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Neural...

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DeepFakes are the hot new corporate communications tool as companies dive in

DeepFakes are the hot new corporate communications tool as companies dive in

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why bother setting up a studio, hiring videographers and actors, when a DeepFake can do it all for a fraction of the cost and faster?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This...

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Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old home appliances can’t be turned into smart ones cheaply or easily without being replaced, but this new AI uses a new trick to turn your dumb home into a smart one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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Diagnosing Type 2 diabetes is now as easy as taking a selfie

Diagnosing Type 2 diabetes is now as easy as taking a selfie

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Diabetes is a killer, and the earlier people can detect it the sooner they can seek potentially life saving treatment and advice.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Forget about...

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DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans can’t always predict the outcome of their code and the effect that it will have on decisions, so now AI’s are being given the ability to write their own algorithms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential...

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UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our futures will increasingly be dictated for us by algorithms, and that could be very dangerous for us all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the debate around the benefits...

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