Tag: fakes

  • He wrote a book on a rare subject. Then a ChatGPT replica appeared on Amazon. – The Washington Post

    Experts say those books are likely just the tip of a fast-growing iceberg of AI-written content spreading across the web as new language software allows anyone to rapidly generate reams of prose on almost any topic. From product reviews to recipes to blog posts and press releases, human authorship of online material is on track to become the exception rather than the norm. … What that may mean for consumers is more hyper-specific and personalized articles — but also more misinformation and more manipulation, about politics, products they may want to buy and much more.

  • A quick and sobering guide to cloning yourselfOne Useful Thing
    I think a lot of people do not realize how rapidly the multiple strands of generative AI (audio, text, images, and video) are advancing, and what that means for the future. With just a photograph and 60 seconds of audio, you can now create a deepfake of yourself in just a matter of minutes by combining a few cheap AI tools. I’ve tried it myself, and the results are mind-blowing, even if they’re not completely convincing. Just a few months ago, this was impossible. Now, it’s a reality.

  • People are creating records of fake historical events using AIVice
    In another post, a user named FinewithIX, whose real name is Jordan Rhone, posted a collage of four AI-generated images that depicted “Staging the Moon Landing, 1969.” The images mimicked the grainier, film quality of photos taken in the late 60s and showed the behind-the-scenes of people filming and photographing a fake moon landing. Users immediately responded to the image with concerns about how Midjourney and other text-to-image generators can now be weaponized by conspiracy theorists to spread false historical information. “Yet another example of how MJ will fuel conspiracy theories. What a time to be alive!” user charismactivist commented on the post.

  • The Last Supper selfie: AI imagines how historical figures such as Jesus, Cleopatra and Napoleon would look if they’d taken smartphone portraitsDaily Mail
    Thomsen said he spent months working out a formula of prompts, language and photographic elements to give photos this ‘selfie’ effect. He said: ‘It can be a lengthy programming process because AI requires users to tell it exactly what it needs to do and requires “absolute description”.’ Thomsen added that he believes his technique could be used to teach history in schools. ‘This technology could be used in schools as a new way of teaching and engaging kids with world history – it’s like time traveling without a time machine,’ he said.

  • The swagged-out pope is an AI fake — and an early glimpse of a new realityThe Verge
    Let’s call this style hyperrealism. First, because it’s the adjective often used in text prompts to generate such pictures, and second, because it links the aesthetic to Jean Baudrillard’s concept of the hyperreal — a culture in which simulations displace reality. Hyperrealism in the context of AI images is an aesthetic defined by perfect lighting and glossy surfaces, by dramatic poses and saturated colors. It’s stylized and exaggerated — the sort of image we already associate with celebrities, whose likenesses are reproduced with such abundance and deliberation that they often already look fake.

  • AI images visualizing Trump’s arrest send internet into a frenzyHyperallergic
    Last week, Donald Trump shared a baseless proclamation that he would be indicted Tuesday, March 21, over alleged hush money payments to adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels. That hasn’t happened, but hilarious artificial intelligence-generated images visualizing the former president’s fantasies of being dragged away by police in front of the cameras have been circulating on social media for the past few days.

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