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Fake news is not the real problem
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 It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of belief. The fragmentation of the media, coupled with the filter-bubble effect and the dominance of Facebook and Google,… […]

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Intel's Fake 5G Olympic Hail Mary
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If there ever were a time when perception Trumped reality, this would be it. So much of what we see these days that looks real just isn’t. I can connect a lot of this back to Steve Jobs, who was the master at this in the tech world. However, I’m worried that too many people […]

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Google takes steps to combat fake news 'snippets'
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Google announced this week that it is revamping its "snippets" feature, which is the featured description you usually see at the top of search results when you input a question. Recently, the search engine has come under fire for displaying "fake new…

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Fake 'Inbound Missile' Alert Sent To Every Cellphone in Hawaii
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“Somebody sent out a false emergency alert to all cell phones in Hawaii saying, ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL’,” writes Slashdot reader flopwich, adding “Somebody’s had better days at work.” The Associated Press reports: In a conciliatory news conference later in the day, Hawaii officials apologized […]

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The Fake News Fueling the Uproar Over Self-Driving Vehicles
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It may seem obvious that a major consequence of self-driving trucks would be a lot of unemployed truck drivers, but the reality — at least for those who drive tractor trailers — could be better jobs. Autonomous vehicles have massive potential benefits. Models suggest that in the U.S. alone, between 30 thousand and 40 thousand […]

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NVIDIA-Powered Neural Network Produces Freakishly Natural Fake Human Photos
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MojoKid writes: NVIDIA released a paper recently detailing a new machine learning methodology for generating unique and realistic looking faces using a generative adversarial network (GAN). The result is the ability to artificially render photorealistic human faces of “unprecedented quality.” NVIDIA achieves this by using an algorithm that pairs two neural networks — a generator […]

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Fake News: Amazon Wants a Key to Your House
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I’m getting tired of headlines that present something you might want to do as something you’d have to be crazy to do. Last week was a case in point: Headline after headline shouted out that Amazon wanted to get a key to your house. The initial reaction was, as you might expect, hell no — […]

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Neural network creates photo-realistic images of fake celebs
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While Facebook and Prisma tap AI to transform everyday images and video into flowing artworks, NVIDIA is aiming for all-out realism. The graphics card-maker just released a paper detailing its use of a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create h…

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Dow Jones posts fake story claiming Google was buying Apple
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Enlarge / The Steve Jobs auditorium on Apple’s new campus. The fake news story said Google employees would be moving into Apple’s headquarters. The Dow Jones newswire rattled markets on Tuesday by publishing a clearly fake story claiming that Google was buying Apple. The story claimed that Apple founder Steve Jobs put the purchase price—an […]

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