Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The content you see on your screens is just dots of light, and if those dots are created by games engines or AI’s rather than by filming real people will you know the different – or even care?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join...

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Baidu’s new AI creation creates videos from a single image with a single click

Baidu’s new AI creation creates videos from a single image with a single click

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to create short videos from just one data source using just a single click will make video creation a whole lot faster and easier for everyone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. What if you could...

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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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An American grad student just admitted using an advanced AI to write his term papers

An American grad student just admitted using an advanced AI to write his term papers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creative machines that are capable of generating all forms of new content can be used for good, bad, and also “fun” purposes – from writing books and fake news to cheating at school.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of AAA game making and movie making is merging thanks to the development of increasingly powerful game engines and new film making techniques.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Jon Favreau and MPC Film’s Lion King...

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

Futurist Keynote, Helsinki: Future of 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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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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Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now if a games developer wanted to change the look and style of a game they’d have to crack open its code, but now they can just apply a style in real time without having to.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download...

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A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are trying to create a new form of AI, or Creative Machines, that can generate their own content from scratch, and the systems are improving all the time.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For years, artists...

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OpenAI released the full version of their “dangerous” fake news spewing AI

OpenAI released the full version of their “dangerous” fake news spewing AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF OpenAI have created a text generator so powerful that people fear it will be the ultimate fake news machine, and now the full version’s been released.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI, the Artificial Intelligence...

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An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future we won’t be able to believe everything we see or read, irrespective what the content is, so we need new ways to separate truth from fiction.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI,...

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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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Lights, camera, artificial action as AI takes on the special effects industry

Lights, camera, artificial action as AI takes on the special effects industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Decades after CGI appeared rotoscoping is still one of the most laborious special effects tasks, but AI’s now tackling the problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to create more and more...

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AI powered copywriting arrives for Facebook

AI powered copywriting arrives for Facebook

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Copywriting to get people to look at your ads is hard, and now AI is mastering it so humans don’t have to.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A revolutionary Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool from Phrasee is shaking up the...

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OpenAI’s MuseNet AI can generate 4 minute songs across a wide range of genres and styles

OpenAI’s MuseNet AI can generate 4 minute songs across a wide range of genres and styles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are getting better at creating and generating synthetic music, and some of them are starting to get signed by major record labels.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The number of so called creative machines capable of...

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Today’s virtual bloggers and influencers are dumb, AI will change that

Today’s virtual bloggers and influencers are dumb, AI will change that

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more researchers and companies experiment with creating life-life, interactive digital humans today’s bloggers and influencers could soon be replaced.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of Instagram’s hottest influencers is a fake 19 year old virtual...

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A database of 100,000 AI generated stock photos will change your perception of stock photography

A database of 100,000 AI generated stock photos will change your perception of stock photography

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you generate photographic content for stock photography sites in the future you’ll be in competition with AI.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You have to admit it, some of the uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are...

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This AI dreams up new text based adventures as you play the games

This AI dreams up new text based adventures as you play the games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we’re increasingly used to AI’s producing content, such as DeepFakes, but tomorrow they’ll be able to create stories and content that adapts in real time to the users requests and behaviours.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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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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