MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Five years ago most people hadn’t heard about DeepFakes, but as they get better now companies everywhere are using them to innovate new products and do new things.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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AI’s “Screams of the damned” is the future of music

AI’s “Screams of the damned” is the future of music

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFake videos are already destabilising democracy, and now DeepFake Audio is here to do the same to the music industry.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For a while now Artificial Intelligence...

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Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will soon be easy and free to create, life-like, and while they’re fun they’ll also help undermine global trust.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015 DeepFakes weren’t even...

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Deepfake world leaders warn Americans about undermining democracy

Deepfake world leaders warn Americans about undermining democracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes are increasingly realistic, cheap, and easy to make, and in two years time you won’t know the difference between real humans and fake ones online.   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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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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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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Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Irrespective of the content, does it matter that the people you watch online or real? If the answer is no then those real people are out of jobs in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Criminal actors created and weaponised a network of DeepFakes to discredit sovereign countries

Criminal actors created and weaponised a network of DeepFakes to discredit sovereign countries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to believe what you see, hear, and read online will soon become an almost impossible job.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about the upsides and downsides of Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms that can...

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Disney just unveiled its high def face swapping tech

Disney just unveiled its high def face swapping tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Can you believe what you see online? Increasingly no, and this latest high definition “DeepFake” tech is going to make it even harder.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How would you like to swap faces with people? Perhaps,...

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Researchers clever new filter protects your likeness from being DeepFaked

Researchers clever new filter protects your likeness from being DeepFaked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will be with us for the rest of eternity, and they’ll get easier to create, so in the future you may need ways to protect yourself.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Send me a photo of yourself...

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A convincing DeepFake Elon Musk just Zoom-bombed a video call

A convincing DeepFake Elon Musk just Zoom-bombed a video call

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s getting easier to create DeepFakes and use them for fun or to run scams.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk’s SpaceX might have banned Zoom for its employees over security concerns, however, you shouldn’t be surprised if...

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Futurist Keynote, Helsinki: Future of Synthetic Content and Creativity, Episerver

Futurist Keynote, Helsinki: Future of Synthetic Content and Creativity, Episerver

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creativity has long been thought of as being uniquely human, but that same human creativity and ingenuity is now giving rise to the world’s first Creative Machines that are capable of creating content and innovating products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book,...

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World leaders can rest easy for now after researchers find new ways to reveal DeepFakes

World leaders can rest easy for now after researchers find new ways to reveal DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are now locked in a war as nefarious actors find new ways to weaponsise deepfakes and fake news, and defenders try to figure out how to discover and flag it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An...

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First of a kind attack as criminals clone a CEO’s voice and con UK energy firm out of $243,000

First of a kind attack as criminals clone a CEO’s voice and con UK energy firm out of $243,000

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s get better at creating fake content, or synthetic content, this type of attack will be the start of a new worrying trend.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After Google’s Duplex demonstration last year it’s clear...

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New Facebook AI de-identifies you in videos to protect you from facial recognition tech

New Facebook AI de-identifies you in videos to protect you from facial recognition tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Privacy is becoming a battleground, and just as we can use AI to identify people we can also use it to anonymise people.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It might sound counter intuitive and perhaps slightly self-destructive,...

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Futurist Keynote, Romania: Live an Exponential Life, ICEEFest

Futurist Keynote, Romania: Live an Exponential Life, ICEEFest

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the rate of technology development accelerates to unprecedented levels it’s increasingly difficult for people to see what’s coming and get their heads around it all.   Firstly, it was an honour to be invited to be the keynote at this year’s ICEFest in Romania...

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Watch a $300 DeepFake that casts Will Smith as Neo in the Matrix

Watch a $300 DeepFake that casts Will Smith as Neo in the Matrix

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the ease and cost of creating high quality DeepFakes and synthetic content plunges you’ll soon see a lot more of this chicanery.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The rise of creative machines that can create decent...

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New DeepFake app lets you edit yourself into blockbuster movies

New DeepFake app lets you edit yourself into blockbuster movies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the technology to create DeepFakes and synthetic content gets easier and cheaper to use it won’t be soon until people everywhere are using it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Zao, a Chinese face-swap app that seems...

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The DeepFake tech behind David Beckham’s viral malaria campaign explained

The DeepFake tech behind David Beckham’s viral malaria campaign explained

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes can be used for both benign and evil purposes, but in this latest campaign a UK company used it to help a malaria charity for good   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The recent global campaign showing...

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