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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6G demonstrated in the labs as researchers stream uncompressed 8k video

6G demonstrated in the labs as researchers stream uncompressed 8k video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 5G is only just out of the gates but countries are already laying the groundwork for 6G.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G is only just out of the gates but...

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This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social media algorithms are made to show you more of what you’ve seen before so it’s easy to get stuck in an internet echo chamber and radicalised. This algorithm breaks those chambers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today none of your games characters, or any characters for that matter, can seamlessly jump from one game universe or franchise to another, but blockchain could make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way movies are made is changing significantly, and more of the movie making process is being automated by AI and synthetic content.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In recent years...

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LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You’re a human flesh bag, but today the technology to create virtual beings and digital humans is accelerating fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Humans aren’t what they used to be....

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AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you’ve created your perfect soundtrack it needs to be mastered, and AI is driving the costs to zero.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Making music is one of the most...

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DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is sounding more and more human-like, and that’s an issue if you make a career out of your voice …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of...

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A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In some areas AI is now reaching human-like levels of performance, and one of those it seems is graphic design, an industry worth over $1 Trillion a year.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world artists are constrained by lots of things, including the laws of nature, but virtual concerts make all that a thing of the past.   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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Fable Studio’s interactive virtual beings want to have a relationship with you

Fable Studio’s interactive virtual beings want to have a relationship with you

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We talk to other people all the time, virtual beings are increasingly just like those people, but digital and without all that messy emotional baggage.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Fable...

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Stunning virtual reality sets are helping Hollywood re-invent movie making

Stunning virtual reality sets are helping Hollywood re-invent movie making

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making movies in virtual reality, and using gaming engines to create characters and sets, is revolutionising how blockbusters are made.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As I’ve discussed many times before,...

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Hyper realistic robot dolphins pave the way for the first animatronic aquariums

Hyper realistic robot dolphins pave the way for the first animatronic aquariums

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Children love animals, and zoo’s help children bond and empathise with animals, but huge moral questions about keeping animals in captivity have yet to be resolved. Animatronics could provide an answer …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The real world doesn’t always have rules, so if we want to create AGI then we need AI’s that can learn things as they go along.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Moon Mark will hold the first remote control car race on the Moon late 2021

Moon Mark will hold the first remote control car race on the Moon late 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s fun, odd, it teaches kids to think bigger, and frankly why not …?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everyone wants to do something to the Moon it seems – from...

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Canadian gamers made an intriguing dynamic VR game with interactive AI characters

Canadian gamers made an intriguing dynamic VR game with interactive AI characters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI improves it’s going to open up a whole new realm of dynamic entertainment where the content creates itself on the fly, and where the characters are “alive” and “dynamic.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Deepmind’s AI learned to create its own synthetic videos after watching YouTube

Deepmind’s AI learned to create its own synthetic videos after watching YouTube

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are being trained to create all kinds of their own synthetic content, from books to movies, and in time they’ll transform the creative 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. Perhaps...

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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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K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything you watch through a screen is just a collection of digital pixels, and as AI gets better at generating synthetic content real human performers could be less relevant …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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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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