BBC: The AI software that could turn you in to a music star

BBC: The AI software that could turn you in to a music star. “If you have ever dreamed of earning money from a stellar music career but were concerned you had little talent, don’t let that put you off – a man called Alex Mitchell might be able to help. Mr Mitchell is the founder and boss of a website and app called Boomy, which helps its users create their own songs using artificial intelligence (AI) software that does most of the heavy lifting.”

Business Insider: Police are being trained to create fake social-media accounts using AI to generate images of people who don’t exist

Business Insider: Police are being trained to create fake social-media accounts using AI to generate images of people who don’t exist. “Police departments across the US are being trained to create fake social-media accounts using AI-generated profile images, violating rules enforced by platforms including Facebook and Instagram, according to a document obtained by Insider.”

The Verge: This AI art app is a glimpse at the future of synthetic media

The Verge: This AI art app is a glimpse at the future of synthetic media. “If you’ve been hanging out on Twitter lately, then you’ve probably noticed a profusion of AI-generated images sprouting all over your timeline like weird, algorithmic visions. These pictures have been generated using a new app called Dream, which lets anyone create ‘AI-powered paintings’ by simply typing a brief description of what they want to see. It’s odd, often uncanny stuff — and extremely fun.” Warning: massive timesink.

The Guardian: Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show

The Guardian: Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show. “Ai-Da is due to open and present her work at the Great Pyramid of Giza on Thursday, the first time contemporary art has been allowed next to the pyramid in thousands of years. But because of ‘security issues’ that may include concerns that she is part of a wider espionage plot, both Ai-Da and her sculpture were held in Egyptian customs for 10 days before being released on Wednesday, sparking a diplomatic fracas.”

Boing Boing: Artist trains AI to generate new pictures of herself

Boing Boing: Artist trains AI to generate new pictures of herself. “What [Olesya] Chernyavaskaya is doing here is subtly more interesting: Creating new iterations on a person that does exist. I wonder what it’d be like to behold thousands of photos of yourself that you never posed for? If you tweaked the GAN to display a range of emotions and expressions, maybe it’d be like a magic mirror, offering you visions of a slightly different version of yourself.”

The Register: GitHub’s Copilot may steer you into dangerous waters about 40% of the time – study

The Register: GitHub’s Copilot may steer you into dangerous waters about 40% of the time – study. “Copilot arrived with several caveats, such as its tendency to generate incorrect code, its proclivity for exposing secrets, and its problems judging software licenses. But the AI programming helper, based on OpenAI’s Codex neural network, also has another shortcoming: just like humans, it may produce flimsy code.”

Adventures with AI: Here’s what happened when I ate a three course meal designed by artificial intelligence (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Adventures with AI: Here’s what happened when I ate a three course meal designed by artificial intelligence. “I first sought culinary inspiration from GPT-3, a text generator that’s destined to either Take Over The World or burn out in a blaze of bigotry and pseudophilosophy. The model’s been trained on a gobsmacking quantity of data, including the entire English-language Wikipedia, two vast corpora of books, and a filtered version of the Common Crawl. With so many recipes now online, GPT-3 must have learned its way around the kitchen. Right I put my stomach on the line to find out.”