Criminals use fake AI voice to swindle UAE bank out of $35m

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have requested the US Department of Justice’s help in probing a case involving a bank manager who was swindled into transferring $35m to criminals by someone using a fake AI-generated voice. The employee received a call to move the company-owned funds by someone purporting to be a director from Read more about Criminals use fake AI voice to swindle UAE bank out of $35m[…]

AI Fake-Face Generators Can Be Rewound To Reveal the Real Faces They Trained On

Load up the website This Person Does Not Exist and it’ll show you a human face, near-perfect in its realism yet totally fake. Refresh and the neural network behind the site will generate another, and another, and another. The endless sequence of AI-crafted faces is produced by a generative adversarial network (GAN) — a type Read more about AI Fake-Face Generators Can Be Rewound To Reveal the Real Faces They Trained On[…]

Chinese AI gets ethical guidelines for the first time

[…] Humans should have full decision-making power, the guidelines state, and have the right to choose whether to accept AI services, exit an interaction with an AI system or discontinue its operation at any time. The document was published by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) last Sunday. The goal is to “make sure Read more about Chinese AI gets ethical guidelines for the first time[…]

A Stanford Proposal Over AI’s ‘Foundations’ Ignites Debate

Last month, Stanford researchers declared that a new era of artificial intelligence had arrived, one built atop colossal neural networks and oceans of data. They said a new research center at Stanford would build—and study—these “foundation models” of AI. Critics of the idea surfaced quickly—including at the workshop organized to mark the launch of the Read more about A Stanford Proposal Over AI’s ‘Foundations’ Ignites Debate[…]

A developer used GPT-3 to build realistic custom personality AI chatbots. OpenAI shut it down. Wants content filters, privacy invasions and inability to model personalities.

“OpenAI is the company running the text completion engine that makes you possible,” Jason Rohrer, an indie games developer, typed out in a message to Samantha. She was a chatbot he built using OpenAI’s GPT-3 technology. Her software had grown to be used by thousands of people, including one man who used the program to Read more about A developer used GPT-3 to build realistic custom personality AI chatbots. OpenAI shut it down. Wants content filters, privacy invasions and inability to model personalities.[…]

Imaginary numbers help AIs solve the very real problem of adversarial imagery • The Register

Boffins from Duke University say they have figured out a way to help protect artificial intelligences from adversarial image-modification attacks: by throwing a few imaginary numbers their way. […] The problem with reliability: adversarial attacks which modify the input imagery in a way imperceptible to the human eye. In an example from a 2015 paper Read more about Imaginary numbers help AIs solve the very real problem of adversarial imagery • The Register[…]

AI algorithms uncannily good at spotting your race from medical scans

Neural networks can correctly guess a person’s race just by looking at their bodily x-rays and researchers have no idea how it can tell. There are biological features that can give clues to a person’s ethnicity, like the colour of their eyes or skin. But beneath all that, it’s difficult for humans to tell. That’s Read more about AI algorithms uncannily good at spotting your race from medical scans[…]

Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.

[…] The AI community, in particular, rushed to develop software that many believed would allow hospitals to diagnose or triage patients faster, bringing much-needed support to the front lines—in theory. In the end, many hundreds of predictive tools were developed. None of them made a real difference, and some were potentially harmful. That’s the damning Read more about Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.[…]

Hey, AI software developers, you are taking Unicode into account, right … right?

[…] The issue is that ambiguity or discrepancies can be introduced if the machine-learning software ignores certain invisible Unicode characters. What’s seen on screen or printed out, for instance, won’t match up with what the neural network saw and made a decision on. It may be possible abuse this lack of Unicode awareness for nefarious Read more about Hey, AI software developers, you are taking Unicode into account, right … right?[…]

Australian Court Rules That AI Can Be an Inventor, as does South Africa

In what can only be considered a triumph for all robot-kind, this week, a federal court has ruled that an artificially intelligent machine can, in fact, be an inventor—a decision that came after a year’s worth of legal battles across the globe. The ruling came on the heels of a years-long quest by University of Read more about Australian Court Rules That AI Can Be an Inventor, as does South Africa[…]

Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI

On May 31 last year, 25-year-old Safarain Herring was shot in the head and dropped off at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago by a man named Michael Williams. He died two days later. Chicago police eventually arrested the 64-year-old Williams and charged him with murder (Williams maintains that Herring was hit in a drive-by shooting). Read more about Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI[…]

TikTok’s AI is now available to other companies

TikTok’s AI is no longer a secret — in fact, it’s now on the open market. The Financial Times has learned that parent company ByteDance quietly launched a BytePlus division that sells TikTok technology, including the recommendation algorithm. Customers can also buy computer vision tech, real-time effects and automated translations, among other features. BytePlus debuted Read more about TikTok’s AI is now available to other companies[…]

Skyborg AI Computer “Brain” Successfully Flew A General Atomics Avenger Drone

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has announced that its Skyborg autonomy core system, or ACS, successfully completed a flight aboard a General Atomics Avenger unmanned vehicle at Edwards Air Force Base. The Skyborg ACS is a hardware and software suite that acts as the “brain” of autonomous aircraft equipped with the system. The tests Read more about Skyborg AI Computer “Brain” Successfully Flew A General Atomics Avenger Drone[…]

FB, Uni of Michigans latest AI doesn’t just detect deep fakes, it knows where they came from

On Wednesday, Facebook and Michigan State University debuted a novel method of not just detecting deep fakes but discovering which generative model produced it by reverse engineering the image itself. Beyond telling you if an image is a deep fake or not, many current detection systems can tell whether the image was generated in a Read more about FB, Uni of Michigans latest AI doesn’t just detect deep fakes, it knows where they came from[…]

Facebook AI Can Now Copy Text Style in Images Using Just a Single Word

We’re introducing TextStyleBrush, an AI research project that can copy the style of text in a photo using just a single word. With this AI model, you can edit and replace text in images. Unlike most AI systems that can do this for well-defined, specialized tasks, TextStyleBrush is the first self-supervised AI model that replaces Read more about Facebook AI Can Now Copy Text Style in Images Using Just a Single Word[…]

A.I. used at sea for first time off coast of Scotland to engage threats to ships

For the first time, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is being used by the Royal Navy at sea as part of Exercise Formidable Shield, which is currently taking place off the coast of Scotland. This Operational Experiment (OpEx) on the Type 45 Destroyer (HMS Dragon) and Type 23 Frigate (HMS Lancaster), is using the A.I. applications, Startle Read more about A.I. used at sea for first time off coast of Scotland to engage threats to ships[…]

Flawless Is Using Deepfake Tech to Dub Foreign Films Actors Lips

a company called Flawless has created an AI-powered solution that will replace an actor’s facial performance to match the words in a film dubbed for foreign audiences. […] What Flawless is promising to do with its TrueSync software is use the same tools responsible for deepfake videos to manipulate and adjust an actor’s face in Read more about Flawless Is Using Deepfake Tech to Dub Foreign Films Actors Lips[…]

PimEyes: a powerful facial-recognition and finding tool – like Clearview AI but for free

You probably haven’t seen PimEyes, a mysterious facial-recognition search engine, but it may have spotted you. If you upload a picture of your face to PimEyes’ website, it will immediately show you any pictures of yourself that the company has found around the internet. You might recognize all of them, or be surprised (or, perhaps, Read more about PimEyes: a powerful facial-recognition and finding tool – like Clearview AI but for free[…]

Dutch foreign affairs committee politicians were tricked into participating in a deepfake video chat w Russian opposition leaders’ chief of staff

Netherlands politicians (Geert Wilders (PVV), Kati Piri (PvdA), Sjoerd Sjoerdsma (D66), Ruben Brekelmans (VVD), Tunahan Kuzu (Denk), Agnes Mulder (CDA), Tom van der Lee (GroenLinks), Gert-Jan Segers (ChristenUnie) en Raymond de Roon (PVV).) just got a first-hand lesson about the dangers of deepfake videos. According to NL Times and De Volkskrant, the Dutch parliament’s foreign Read more about Dutch foreign affairs committee politicians were tricked into participating in a deepfake video chat w Russian opposition leaders’ chief of staff[…]

AI Dungeon text adventure generator’s sessions generate NSFW + violence (turns out people like porn), but some involved sex with children. So they put a filter on.

AI Dungeon, which uses OpenAI’s GPT-3 to create online text adventures with players, has a habit of acting out sexual encounters with not just fictional adults but also children, prompting the developer to add a content filter. AI Dungeon is straightforward: imagine an online improvised Zork with an AI generating the story with you as Read more about AI Dungeon text adventure generator’s sessions generate NSFW + violence (turns out people like porn), but some involved sex with children. So they put a filter on.[…]

EU draft AI regulation is leaked. Deostn’ define what AI is, but what risk is and how to handle it.

the draft “Regulation On A European Approach For Artificial Intelligence” leaked earlier this week, it made quite the splash – and not just because it’s the size of a novella. It goes to town on AI just as fiercely as GDPR did on data, proposing chains of responsibility, defining “high risk AI” that gets the Read more about EU draft AI regulation is leaked. Deostn’ define what AI is, but what risk is and how to handle it.[…]

Google AI Blog: Monster Mash: A Sketch-Based Tool for Casual 3D Modeling and Animation

Monster Mash, an open source tool presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 that allows experts and amateurs alike to create rich, expressive, deformable 3D models from scratch — and to animate them — all in a casual mode, without ever having to leave the 2D plane. With Monster Mash, the user sketches out a character, and Read more about Google AI Blog: Monster Mash: A Sketch-Based Tool for Casual 3D Modeling and Animation[…]

Sound location inspired by bat ears could help robots navigate outdoors

Sound location technology has often been patterned around the human ear, but why do that when bats are clearly better at it? Virginia Tech researchers have certainly asked that question. They’ve developed a sound location system that mates a bat-like ear design with a deep neural network to pinpoint sounds within half a degree — Read more about Sound location inspired by bat ears could help robots navigate outdoors[…]

Mixed Reactions to New Nirvana Song Generated by Google’s AI

On the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Engadget reports: Were he still alive today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would be 52 years old. Every February 20th, on the day of his birthday, fans wonder what songs he would write if he hadn’t died of suicide nearly 30 years ago. While we’ll never know the Read more about Mixed Reactions to New Nirvana Song Generated by Google’s AI[…]

Yandex’s autonomous cars have driven over six million miles in ‘challenging conditions’ in Moscow

Yandex Yandex Yandex, Russia’s multi-hyphenate internet giant, began testing its autonomous cars on Moscow’s icy winter roads over three years ago. The goal was to create a “universal” self-driving vehicle that could safely maneuver around different cities across the globe. Now, Yandex says its trials have been a resounding success. The vehicles recently hit a major Read more about Yandex’s autonomous cars have driven over six million miles in ‘challenging conditions’ in Moscow[…]