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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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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Endel becomes the world’s first music AI to be signed by a major record label

Endel becomes the world’s first music AI to be signed by a major record label

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day AI’s will produce high enough quality music that rivals the music produced by human artists, who will then have to compete against it for record deals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly...

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This AI relies on human-like memory to create songs from lyrics

This AI relies on human-like memory to create songs from lyrics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most human musicians and composers work by first writing the lyrics, and then the music accompaniment, now machines are copying them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the number of creative machines that can generate good synthetic...

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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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Samsung’s impressive AI turns video into digitally rendered VR worlds

Samsung’s impressive AI turns video into digitally rendered VR worlds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As companies try to find ways to easily render the real world into virtual worlds, this is a space that is accelerating.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of Nvidia who recently released their...

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Nvidia creates the world’s first video game demo using AI generated graphics

Nvidia creates the world’s first video game demo using AI generated graphics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI becomes both the tool and the creator of graphics and content, you can expect to see much more of this in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The recent boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Facebook’s AI clone of Bill Gates sounds like the real deal

Facebook’s AI clone of Bill Gates sounds like the real deal

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As companies get better at creating AI’s that can synthesise people’s voices it created new opportunities, and new problems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see more and more Synthetic Content created, including DeepFakes and DeepFake...

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Featured Futurist: Samsung KX50, The Future in Focus

Featured Futurist: Samsung KX50, The Future in Focus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Predicting the future, let alone the deep future, is very difficult but that doesn’t stop people from trying, so sit back and enjoy the vision of 2069 bought by yours truly and Samsung as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and prepare for the next 50...

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Nvidia and MIT open source an AI that creates crazy good synthetic videos

Nvidia and MIT open source an AI that creates crazy good synthetic videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creating, and also then converting, video content is crazy laborious so companies are creating AI’s that do the work for you, and they’re getting better fast.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Nvidia and MIT have announced that...

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Edtech company Udacity uses deepfake tech to create educational videos automatically

Edtech company Udacity uses deepfake tech to create educational videos automatically

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most online educational courses are text and graphics based, but now Udacity is using deepfake tech to automatically generate educational videos from the content.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Producing content for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms...

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Insane AI listened to peoples voices then created accurate photofits

Insane AI listened to peoples voices then created accurate photofits

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s use becomes ubiquitous, from surveillance to crime fighting, innovations like this are a double edged sword.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now becoming the foundational technology that’s helping create a host of...

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You can now try the “world’s most dangerous” fake news AI for yourself

You can now try the “world’s most dangerous” fake news AI for yourself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A basic version of the “world’s most advanced, and dangerous, fake news generator” is now online for you to try for yourself.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. This spring, the Elon Musk founded AI research lab OpenAI made a splash...

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Kim and Zuck get DeepFaked and go viral

Kim and Zuck get DeepFaked and go viral

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes might look fun but as the technology to create them becomes more accessible they’ll become a tool that people use to undermine trust in democracy and institutions.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Mark Zuckerberg may be famed...

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