The Economist examines the political ramifications of DeepFakes.
Ben Marriott uses the style-transfer software EbSynth on animated footage to see if you really can change the style using a single reference frame.
EbSynth is technically not an artificial intelligence software, It uses style transfer to get its results. I put AI in the title and thumbnail because it does what most people would think of when we talk about this type of AI in video… also for views.
You can get EbSynth here: https://ebsynth.com/
Two Minute Papers explores the counter work to deep fakes with the paper “FaceForensics++: Learning to Detect Manipulated Facial Images.”
Siraj Raval interviews Vinod Khosla in the latest edition of his podcast.
Vinod Khosla is an Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Philanthropist. It was an honor to have a conversation with the Silicon Valley legend that I’ve admired for many years. Vinod co-founded Sun Microsystems over 30 years ago, a company that grew to over 36,000 employees and invented so much foundational software technology like the Java programming language, NFS, and they pretty much mainstreamed the ‘idea’ of open source. After a successful exit, he’s been using his billionaire status to invest in ambitious technologists trying to improve human life. He’s got the coolest investment portfolio I’ve seen yet, and in this hour long interview we discuss everything from AI to education to startup culture. I know that my microphone volume should be higher in this one, I’ll fix that the next podcast. Enjoy!
Time markers of our discussion topics below:
2:55 The Future of Education
4:36 Vinod’s Dream of an AI Tutor
5:50 Vinod Offers Siraj a Job
6:35 Choose your Teacher with DeepFakes
8:04 Mathematical Models
9:10 Books Vinod Loves
11:00 What is Learning?
14:00 The Flaws of Liberal Arts Degrees
16:10 Indian Culture
21:11 A Day in the Life of Vinod Khosla
23:50 Valuing Brutal Honesty
24:30 Distributed File Storage
30:30 Where are we Headed?
33:32 Vinod on Nick Bostrom
38:00 Vinod’s Rockstar Recruiting Ability
43:00 The Next Industries to Disrupt
49:00 Vinod Offers Siraj Funding for an AI Tutor
51:48 Virtual Reality
52:00 Contrarian Beliefs
54:00 Vinod’s Love of Learning
55:30 USA vs China
Vinod’s ‘Awesome’ Video:
Khosla Ventures Blog posts:
Books we discussed:
Scale by Geoffrey West:
Factfulness by Hans Roesling:
Mindset by Carol Dwicke:
36 Dramatic Situations by Mike Figgis:
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari:
Zero to One by Peter Thiel:
Deepfakes have started to appear everywhere.
From viral celebrity face-swaps to impersonations of political leaders – it can be hard to spot the difference between real and fake.
Digital impressions are starting to have real financial repercussions. In the U.S., an audio deepfake of a CEO reportedly scammed one company out of $10 million.
With the 2020 election not far off, there is huge potential for weaponizing deepfakes on social media.
Now, tech giants like Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft are fighting back. With Facebook spending more than $10 million to fight deepfakes, what’s at stake for businesses, and what’s being done to detect and regulate them.
Artificially intelligent face swap videos, known as DeepFakes, are more sophisticated and accessible than ever. PBS NOVA explores the current state of the art.
In this video, Siraj Raval explains the “DeepFakes” algorithm and phenomenon, as well as start us thinking about to deal with fraudulent AI generated content.