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Deepfakes: a growing threat to democracy

Deepfakes: a growing threat to democracy

In 2019, deepfakes evolved from a relatively jovial pastime into a serious ethical threat, slandering celebrities and disrupting politics. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘deepfake’, it essentially refers to the video manipulation and replication of human features using software centered around the principles of artificial intelligence, face tracking, and deep learning. In laymen's terms, it's the process of mimicking one's facial features and/or voice to look/sound real. Networks consisting of...

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AR lenses to cure the visually impaired?

AR lenses to cure the visually impaired?

These days most of us wake up to the sight of a smartphone screen, so why not cut out the middle man completely?  Thanks to the likes of Elon Musk and Drew Perkins, I can scarcely remember a time where nutty human tech projects weren’t ‘close’ to commercialisation. Nowadays, stories are leaking out of Silicon Valley and NASA almost as frequently as celebrity gossip in the tabloids.  While convenience with technology...

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Robot baristas help customers social distance in South Korea

Robot baristas help customers social distance in South Korea

South Korea is showing the rest of the world how to social distance in style. The lengths people go to for coffee... You know that awkward moment when you’re approached by a needy waiter at a local café and have to reassure them that your order is ‘delicious’ through a mouthful of carrot cake? Well, that’s no longer an issue at a nifty joint in Daejeon, South Korea.  As the nation loosens its...

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The app on a mission to change shopping for good

The app on a mission to change shopping for good

A new artificial intelligence-powered app called The Yes is set to drastically change the way consumers shop by building a virtual store around the individual needs of each user. Yesterday, after a year of teasing the launch of their new startup, e-commerce veteran Julie Bornstein and her technical co-founder, Amit Aggarwal, finally launched The Yes, an exciting new shopping platform they’ve been quietly building for 18...

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