artificial intelligence

Voice synthesis, the most impressive deep fake to date. And the most worrying

Listen to this recording of Sir Alec Guinness reading Shakespeare’s most famous lines of poetry, ‘to be or not to be’. Impressed? What about Jay-Z’s Hamlet. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger’s? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuOPCSqunDM If you were caught out don’t worry. Deep fakes, both audio and video, are now worryingly accurate. Even when the intention is good (recreating a… Continue reading Voice synthesis, the most impressive deep fake to date. And the most worrying

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Shall We Play a Game? What Wargames Teaches Us About Today’s AI Hype

Although dated by today’s standards, Wargames still has plenty of lessons to teach us about the limits of AI. A hit in 1983, the movie tapped into several trends that were fashionable at the time: video games, nuclear war and, yes, artificial intelligence. It tells the story of a teenage gamer and computer geek who… Continue reading Shall We Play a Game? What Wargames Teaches Us About Today’s AI Hype