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How "fake news" could get even worse
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-07-16 22:52:20

No. Mr Astley did not rework his song. An artist called Mario Klingemann did, using clever software. The video is a particularly obvious example of generated media, which uses quick and basic techniques. More sophisticated technology is on the verge of being able to generate credible video and audio of anyone saying anything. This is down to progress in an artificial intelligence (AI) technique called machine learning, which allows for the generation of imagery and audio. One particular set-up, known as a generative adversarial network (GAN), works by setting a piece of software (the generative network) to make repeated attempts to create images that look real, while a separate piece of software (the adversarial network) is set up in opposition. The adversary looks at the generated images and judges whether they are "real", which is measured by similarity to those in the generative software's training database. In trying to fool the adversary, the generative software learns from its errors. Generated images currently require vast computing power, and only work at low resolution. For now.

People aren't even intelligent enough to spot obviously fake nonsense written stories, and those were enough to have an impact on the US elections. The current US president managed to "win" the elections by spouting an endless barrage of obvious lies, and the entire Brexit campaign was built on a web of obvious deceit and dishonesty.

Now imagine adding fake video into the mix where anyone can be made to say anything.

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Comment by Licaon_Kter
By Licaon_Kter on 2017-07-16 23:14:32
https://lyrebird.ai/demo

Yep, pretty scary stuff...

Oh wait, you mean that "grab them by the..." was fake?

:D
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RE: Comment by Licaon_Kter
By sukru on 2017-07-16 23:48:34
Add virtual lip sync, and we have full circle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9...
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Comment by judgen
By judgen on 2017-07-17 01:19:28
Both sides in the presidential election lied and cheated. Just look how Bernie Sanders got cheated by Hillary.
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RE: Comment by judgen
By jerkofalltrades on 2017-07-17 01:56:45
Right but it's not the fact that they cheated Bernie every one is paying attention to, we have 24 hour news agencies spinning nonsense about who extracted the truth.
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RE: Comment by judgen
By grat on 2017-07-17 05:04:50
> Both sides in the presidential election lied and cheated. Just look how Bernie Sanders got cheated by Hillary.

Yes-- That's exactly what Trump, Putin and the folks at Cambridge Analytica wanted you to focus on.

Not the issues, like whether Trump has any qualities that might qualify him to run a bake sale, not whether Clinton would have been a better president than Trump-- they wanted you to focus on the fact that Clinton screwed Sanders in the election.

And they almost certainly targeted you with anti-Hillary spam, based on the voter mailing lists they got from the DNC (unless you aren't registered to vote, in which case shut up and go away-- the adults are talking).

The Russian collusion is a side show-- important, but not nearly as important as the fact that a privately owned company run by a billionaire pulled off the mother of all social engineering operations on the 2016 election-- after proving the concept on Brexit.
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RE[2]: Comment by judgen
By Kochise on 2017-07-17 05:55:52
And that citizens are lazy and do not fact check. Nor do "journalists".
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RE[2]: Comment by judgen
By unclefester on 2017-07-17 08:40:28
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Not the issues, like whether Trump has any qualities that might qualify him to run a bake sale, not whether Clinton would have been a better president than Trump-- they wanted you to focus on the fact that Clinton screwed Sanders in the election.


Trump is the nephew of a leading MIT EE Professor and the brother of a Federal Appeals judge. His "stupidity" is nothing more than an act. If you watch any Trump interview from the 1980s you will see an intelligent and totally rational man in action.

> The Russian collusion is a side show-- important, but not nearly as important as the fact that a privately owned company run by a billionaire pulled off the mother of all social engineering operations on the 2016 election-- after proving the concept on Brexit.

I guess you aren't aware that the US basically organised a coup in Ukraine to install a pro-Western stooge?

Edited 2017-07-17 08:41 UTC
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Comment by grandmasterphp
By grandmasterphp on 2017-07-17 09:54:58
Like it or not Trump won fair and square and ran a good campaign. He made sure he campaigned in the swing states, Clinton didn't. Clinton's campaign was terrible in comparison, she relied on a campaign of identity politics which as we all know didn't work.

With regards to brexit. It was pretty much a vote between those in the countryside that have been consistently screwed over by the EU and those in London. Most had already made up their minds well before any campaign started.

Edited 2017-07-17 10:01 UTC
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Edited 2017-07-17 10:18 UTC
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RE[3]: Comment by judgen
By grandmasterphp on 2017-07-17 10:27:07
SSHHH, don't let them know too much about RealPolitik
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