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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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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Disney just got closer to nailing life-like androids

Disney just got closer to nailing life-like androids

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone would take one of today’s robots for a human, so Disney’s development teams have been zeroing in on the fine details to close the gap.   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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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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Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your little wanna be pop stars are going to have to compete with virtual stars …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. America could soon be getting a new...

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Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Events are changing in a big way, and the Covid-19 lockdowns have encouraged some companies to really push the limits of what’s technologically possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Events are...

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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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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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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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Flying high Airbus shows off its 2030 and 2050 concept cabins

Flying high Airbus shows off its 2030 and 2050 concept cabins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of aviation will be electric, and involve hypersonic aircraft and rockets. But there’ll be room for more conventional aircraft too and they’ll be able to take advantage of new technologies to create amazing new experiences.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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Charity fundraisers go virtual as Ready Player Golf tournament tees off

Charity fundraisers go virtual as Ready Player Golf tournament tees off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Non profit organisations are often the last to reap the benefits of new technology, but new virtual fund raisers could reverse that trend.   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. Charity organisations normally...

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AI’s that can create and infinitely stream their own content are getting closer

AI’s that can create and infinitely stream their own content are getting closer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s get better at generating synthetic content, from art, games, and music, to imagery and videos, have you ever wondered what happens when they can stream unique, tailored content 24-7 365? No? Uh-Oh.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future...

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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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Revolutionary flat nano-thin cameras edge closer to mass production

Revolutionary flat nano-thin cameras edge closer to mass production

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metalenses are revolutionary – they’re nano-thin and flat which makes them the future of camera technology, now they could be manufactured at millionths of cents on the dollar.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our...

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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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Disney Imagineers show off their amazing Holodeck

Disney Imagineers show off their amazing Holodeck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create virtual worlds improves companies are looking for new ways to immerse themselves in the technology.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I talked about a company that’s attempting to build the...

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AirSpeeder gets set to launch flying car races in 2021

AirSpeeder gets set to launch flying car races in 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As drones get larger and flying cars take flight it’s inevitable that someone’s going to want to race them and create a new sport.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the power to weight ratios of drones increase,...

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