Boing Boing: OpenAI releases larger GPT-2 dataset. Can it write fake news better than a human?

Boing Boing: OpenAI releases larger GPT-2 dataset. Can it write fake news better than a human?. “The danger of GPT-2 is not fake news as sharable, influential longform but as social media chum in brief: imagine a flood of more convincing bots making human actions harder to measure, goosing the ‘engagement’ of emotionally vulnerable users while deflating the value of those interactions.”

Futurism: New AI Generates Infinite Horrible Marketing Sites

Futurism: New AI Generates Infinite Horrible Marketing Sites. “A new website illustrates just how good artificial intelligence has gotten at churning out almost-coherent passages of text. ‘This Marketing Blog Doesn’t Exist’ recreates that particular species of bland PR website, complete with 900-word articles about things like ‘ROI scales’ and ‘synchronicity’ crapped out by AI tools that have learned to mimic online content.”

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets (AP)

AP: Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets. “Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who’s-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation. She was connected to a deputy assistant secretary of state, a senior aide to a senator and the economist Paul Winfree, who is being considered for a seat on the Federal Reserve. But Katie Jones doesn’t exist, The Associated Press has determined.”

Speech2Face: A neural network that “imagines” faces from hearing voices. Is it too soon to worry about ethnic profiling? (Packt)

Packt: Speech2Face: A neural network that “imagines” faces from hearing voices. Is it too soon to worry about ethnic profiling?. “The researchers designed and trained a neural network which uses millions of natural Internet/YouTube videos of people speaking. During training, they demonstrated that the model learns voice-face correlations that allows it to produce images that capture various physical attributes of the speakers such as age, gender, and ethnicity.”

Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life. “Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person’s face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also paintings. It’s not perfect, but when it works, it is — like much AI work these days — eerie and fascinating.”