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  • AI is now making 'Joe Rogan' talk about his chimp hockey team
    May 17, 2019

    Say hello to Joe Rogan: podcaster, entertainer of problematic views, and man who believes that feeding his all chimp hockey team a diet of bone broth and elk meat will give them the power to rip your balls off.  Or, at least that's what the unaware listener might believe after listening to an entirely AI-generated clip of the popular podcaster. Unlike Rogan's typical totally coherent rants, this one is a total fabrication.  "The replica of Rogan’s voice the team created was produc …

  • Sustainable cities can’t rely on concrete. Let's try algorithmically designed timber buildings
    May 16, 2019

    Construction relies heavily on cement, the production of which is responsible for approximately 8 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Architect Gilles Retsin suggests that we should look into timber for an alternative. In a recent installation, Real Virtuality, Gilles Retsin Architecture and the Design Computation Lab proved that timber could indeed become the material of the 21st century by using augmented reality to fabricate algorithmically designed structures with LEGO-like timber bl …

  • Fox's new 'evil Alexa' miniseries proves the Golden Age of TV is dead
    May 15, 2019

    Well, it was nice while it lasted.  For a while there, we really had something, didn't we? What with Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and even the more recent additions of Black Mirror and Star Trek: Discovery, it was starting to look like the Golden Age of TV was here to stay.  The trailer for Fox's new "event series," neXt, disabuses us of that tragically naive notion. The premise of the show? Looks like a barely disguised Alexa — dubbed "Iliza" — becomes self-aware …

  • Deepfake your pet with a fun, not-at-all terrifying algorithm
    May 15, 2019

    Deepfakes might be the endgame of objective truth, but at least the tech behind the dystopian phenomenon can let us have some fun with our pets! Researchers at Nvidia have created an algorithm called PetSwap that lets you see what your pet would look like as a different species. As reported by Vice, the tool uses similar technology to what has enabled the creation of deepfakes, which are realistic images and videos generated by an algorithm — not based on an actual person or other IRL image. SEE …

  • Salvador Dalí deepfake brings legendary surrealist to life at Florida museum
    May 11, 2019

    It might surprise you to learn that many of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí's greatest works can be found at a museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.  What might surprise you even more? Thanks to artificial intelligence, the late painter, who died in 1989, now resides there too — and he'd love to snag a selfie.  The Dalí Museum, renowned for its extensive collection of surrealist works, debuted a permanent exhibit to the public on Saturday, titled Dalí Lives. At first appearing as a super …