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Hello, your regular AI roundup. We have a video of Mark Zuckerberg making a bad joke at F8, a neural network that generates fake whole human bodies, with their clothes on, and more. Enjoy. AI at F8: Mark Zuckerberg kicked off Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 last week in Silicon Valley with his usual spiel of how its …

  1. LDS Silver badge
    Facepalm

    "how their creators want them to look, perfect and unflawed."

    What the world need is really more Barbies and Kens...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "how their creators want them to look, perfect and unflawed."

      PornHub *always* needs more B & K "performers" (that will work for tips) - and - The Daily Mail is already scraping the barrel on the celebrity 'C/D/E and F-lists' to get enough material to fill up "The Side-Bar of Shame".

      Rachel Maddow could be replaced by a bot with a Microsoft Tay core and it would improve the show!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Imagine ....

    feeding the output of this into a CCTV camera and waiting for the panic as loads of unregistered faces walk by ....

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Unregistered?

      You could probably fill some search space and get a tone of false (or artificially true?) positives.

  3. I.Geller Bronze badge

    Machine Learning

    Machine Learning is the addition of structured texts to a profile; where structuring is the extraction and weighting of patterns in accordance with the rules of grammar.

  4. 404

    Who knew acting/modelling would be the first to go?

    If I was in Hollywood trying to make it, this would be a serious problem... Interesting to say the least.

    1. jelabarre59

      Re: Who knew acting/modelling would be the first to go?

      Looker (1981)

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082677/

      1. Chozo

        Re: Who knew acting/modelling would be the first to go?

        Terry Pratchett apparently... In discworld prequel 'Strata' (1981) one of the humans mentions they got an acting job portraying a robot because the AI actors were to perfect.

      2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: Who knew acting/modelling would be the first to go?

        Ah, Looker. One of those SF films that takes a couple of simple premises and really runs with them. The scenes with Michael Caine in his apartment losing time are wonderfully spooky without resorting to cheap scares.

        Haven't seen it in ages, but I bet it holds up pretty well.

  5. Howard Hanek
    Happy

    What's Next?

    Oh? Do they also vote early and often?

  6. Blockchain commentard

    So, no need for blanket CCTV surveillance now since the police can add their suspect of choice into any scenario to prove they were there. Another reason for humans to rise up and quash AI before it quashs us.

    1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Why do you think "AI" (or, in this case, an image-generating GAN, which hardly qualifies as "AI" in any sane sense of the term) is necessary for this? We've had Photoshop for a while, you know. Hell, people have been doctoring photographic evidence basically as long as there's been photographic evidence.

      Do GANs and other ML-based techniques make it easier? Yes, but that's of relatively little interest to the state, which can afford to do it the hard way in the rare case where it would matter. (For mass oppression, the state just roles out the organized violence.) ML-based image fraud is mostly of interest to the sorts of trolls and agents provocateur who post crap to social media, as with "deep fakes".

      1. Charles 9 Silver badge

        It seems DataGrid missed a trick using decent clothes instead of more sensual (but still SFW) attire. A random pinup at the click of a mouse?

  7. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    Misread the headline. It seemed like a shit project.

  8. veti Silver badge

    At last

    I'd just like to mention that the late great Terry Pratchett predicted computer-generated people in 1990.

    # ifdefDEBUG + "world/enough" + "time"

    Finally we're getting there. I hope to see some filtering implemented on the next generation of Google Glass.

  9. jelabarre59

    But can they

    Sure, they can generate artificial bodies and clothing, but can they sing and dance?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6NhFS6SynM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3E5fb39xcs

    1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson
      Coat

      Re: But can they

      Or indeed, can they play Crysis?

      Sorry, it's one of those days. I'll get me coat

  10. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    Time for S1m0ne II?

    This makes the 2002 movie S1m0ne with Al Pacino appear rather prescient..

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