The hottest Deepfakes Substack posts right now

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DARK FUTURA 2869 implied HN points 17 Jan 24
  1. AI plays a significant role in tracking and manipulating consumer behaviors to maximize profits for corporations.
  2. The development of full-time AI agents as personal assistants is the next phase of AI innovation, focusing on handling daily tasks and expenditures.
  3. DARPA is exploring the development of human-presenting AI agents for influencing social and behavioral systems, indicating potential dangerous implications.
The Algorithmic Bridge 403 implied HN points 21 Feb 24
  1. OpenAI Sora is a significant advancement in video-generation AI, posing potential risks to the credibility of video content as it becomes indistinguishable from reality.
  2. The introduction of Sora signifies a shift in the trust dynamic where skepticism towards visual media is becoming the default, requiring specific claims for authenticity.
  3. The impact of AI tools like Sora extends beyond technical capabilities, signaling a broader societal shift towards adapting to a reality where trust in visual information is no longer guaranteed.
The Fintech Blueprint 452 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. Annual card fraud exceeds $33B, with digital wallets, credit, and debit cards projected to handle 86% of global POS payments by 2026.
  2. Mastercard introduced a new AI model, Digital Intelligence Pro, to improve fraud detection by using a proprietary recurrent neural network.
  3. Digital Intelligence Pro aims to reduce false positive fraud flags, leading to better fraud detection rates, potential savings of $90B yearly for merchants, and improved customer experiences.
Glenn’s Substack 1395 implied HN points 07 Apr 23
  1. Questioning the trustworthiness of audio, video, and photographs due to the rise of deepfakes.
  2. Historically, relying on human witnesses has been essential in situations where visual evidence is questionable.
  3. Considering the utilization of specially trained observers, similar to Heinlein's concept of Fair Witnesses, to navigate the challenges of trust in evidence.
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Artificial Ignorance 54 implied HN points 23 Feb 24
  1. Google faced criticism for its Gemini AI not depicting images of white people, prompting the company to pause that capability.
  2. Reddit made a $60 million content licensing deal with Google as part of its IPO plans, reflecting a trend in publishing deals for AI training purposes.
  3. Tech companies signed agreements to prevent deepfakes from impacting elections, with a focus on political deepfakes and the need for more regulations.
Artificial Ignorance 54 implied HN points 09 Feb 24
  1. Google rebrands AI product line Bard to Gemini, introducing multiple tiers including a paid plan powered by Gemini Ultra.
  2. Initiatives like the C2PA aim to address deepfake content issues, with companies like Google and OpenAI joining efforts for content authentication.
  3. FCC deems robocalls with fake AI-created voices as illegal, showcasing government agencies taking action on AI regulation independently.
Conspirador Norteño 33 implied HN points 17 Feb 24
  1. The advancement of text-to-video generative AI like Sora raises concerns about deceptive video content, introducing the concept of the "liar's dividend."
  2. Despite impressive quality, AI-generated videos by Sora exhibit anomalies that reveal their synthetic origins, such as sudden appearance and disappearance of objects.
  3. While AI-generated videos can be photorealistic, they often contain telltale signs of synthetic generation, cautioning against an excessive distrust of all videos and emphasizing the long-standing history of manipulating video content.
Cybernetic Forests 159 implied HN points 23 Apr 23
  1. The story 'Sarah Palin Forever' explores the impact of political environments and media ecosystems on shaping identities.
  2. The concept of deepfakes and how they can be used as tools for satire and storytelling is discussed.
  3. The power of images and words in media is highlighted, emphasizing how narratives shape our perceptions and understandings.
GOOD INTERNET 20 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. AI-generated porn poses serious threats to privacy and psychological well-being, especially for activists and teenage girls.
  2. The omnipresence of AI-created porn can subject women to constant surveillance and objectification by digital swarms.
  3. Easy access to AI tools for creating fake porn raises concerns about the spread of nonconsensual and harmful content.
Rod’s Blog 39 implied HN points 05 Oct 23
  1. A watermark removal attack against AI involves removing unique identifiers from digital images or videos, leading to unauthorized use and distribution of copyrighted content. This is illegal and can have legal consequences.
  2. Types of watermark removal attacks include image processing, machine learning, adversarial attacks, copy-move attacks, and blurring/masking attacks. These methods violate intellectual property rights.
  3. Mitigation strategies for watermark removal attacks include using robust and invisible watermarks, applying multiple watermarks, using detection tools, enforcing copyright laws, and educating users about the risks.
Rod’s Blog 39 implied HN points 07 Sep 23
  1. AI cyber attacks are on the rise, becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, targeting individuals and organizations using AI algorithms to evade traditional security measures.
  2. Hackers utilize AI-powered botnets in attacks like the TaskRabbit incident, which compromised millions of user accounts, exposing sensitive data such as Social Security numbers and bank account details.
  3. Deepfakes, evasion, oracle attacks, compromised AI systems, and quantum computing present serious threats, necessitating robust cybersecurity measures and proactive defense strategies to protect against evolving AI-enabled attacks.
HackerPulse Dispatch 5 implied HN points 16 Feb 24
  1. OpenAI disrupted five state-affiliated malicious actors exploiting AI services, demonstrating a commitment to ethical AI.
  2. ImplicitDeepfake1 merges deepfake tech with Neural Radiance Fields and Gaussian Splatting for advanced 3D avatar creation and gaming.
  3. LAION introduced BUD-E, an AI assistant focusing on real-time responses with natural voice, empathy, & emotional intelligence.
Technology Made Simple 59 implied HN points 04 Sep 22
  1. Deepfakes have serious legal and social consequences, especially with advancements in creating synthetic audio and video.
  2. There are cheap and effective ways to detect Deepfakes by looking for 'fingerprints' left by image tampering.
  3. Research shows promise in using simple models to detect Deepfakes by identifying differences between generated and real images.
GOOD INTERNET 20 implied HN points 18 Apr 23
  1. Automatic swatting incidents are being automated with the use of computer-generated voices, making the harassment technique more dangerous and prevalent.
  2. There are concerns about the intersection of capitalism and AI development, as companies prioritize profit over ethical AI creation.
  3. AI-generated music using synthetic voices by artists like Drake and The Weeknd may pose copyright challenges and raise questions about the future of music creation and distribution.
superartificial 19 implied HN points 27 Feb 23
  1. AI is making waves in the agriculture industry, improving crop predictions and farming efficiency.
  2. AI-generated pornography raises ethical concerns like privacy violations and job losses.
  3. AI technology advancements are outpacing responsible usage, impacting society and politics.
Computerspeak by Alexandru Voica 1 HN point 05 Apr 24
  1. Advancements in generative AI are transforming the concept of photo albums into interactive synthetic media albums that allow for realistic re-experiencing of memories.
  2. AI-powered interactive photo albums have the potential to revive past loved ones by creating realistic 3D avatars and can also bring back deceased celebrities, bridging generational gaps.
  3. The rise of AI technologies for storytelling raises ethical concerns but offers powerful new ways to preserve and share memories and narratives with future generations.
The Gradient 11 implied HN points 14 Feb 23
  1. Deepfakes were used for spreading state-aligned propaganda for the first time, raising concerns about the spread of misinformation.
  2. Transformers embedded in loops can function like Turing complete computers, showing their expressive power and potential for programming.
  3. As generative models evolve, it becomes crucial to anticipate and address the potential misuse of technology for harmful or misleading content.
Rob’s Notes 0 implied HN points 27 Nov 23
  1. Beware of deepfake scams, especially those using 'celeb-bait' to lure victims into clicking or providing personal information.
  2. Platforms like Facebook and Google are working to remove deceptive ads and scams, but collaboration is needed to combat evolving tactics used by scammers.
  3. Avoid giving out personal information to suspicious websites or ads to protect yourself from potential financial scams and harassment.
Do Not Research 0 implied HN points 16 Oct 22
  1. The fear of deepfakes eroding democracy is prominent, but the actual threat may be from established institutions.
  2. Detecting a real that appears fake is more challenging than identifying a fake that seems real.
  3. Creating a 'fake deepfake' involves technical steps that are simpler compared to making a real deepfake, which requires specific tools and hardware.