How Meta and Twitter plan to compete with TikTok in the realm of video

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By Ivan-balvan / Getty Images Video has become a major part of the social networking landscape since TikTok arrived on the scene. Since that time, the behemoths of Meta and Twitter have revised their strategies to better adapt to the demand and take on the Chinese giant. Here’s the lowdown. Video has become a major part of the social networking landscape since TikTok arrived on the scene. Since that time, the behemoths of Meta and Twitter have revised their strategies to better adapt to the demand and take on the Chinese giant. Here’s the lowdown. Even Instagram has decided to prioritize video… Read More “How Meta and Twitter plan to compete with TikTok in the realm of video”

Could actors soon be replaced by deepfakes?

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By Angela Weiss / AFP Technology has often been used by moviemakers to create incredible worlds that look realistic but are out of a director’s imagination. With cutting-edge developments in artificial intelligence and computer graphics, filmmakers are no longer hesitating about using these tools in their creations. But would they go as far as totally replacing an actor with a deepfake? Technology has often been used by moviemakers to create incredible worlds that look realistic but are out of a director’s imagination. With cutting-edge developments in artificial intelligence and computer grap… Read More “Could actors soon be replaced by deepfakes?”

Axiata Digital Labs signs on as Exclusive Innovation Partner of 40th National IT Conference | Daily FT

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Axiata Digital Labs has announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka to sponsor the 40th National Information Technology Conference (NITC) and Digital Investment Summit 2022 as the Exclusive Innovation Partner. As one of Asia’s fastest growing and most innovative software and IT service providers, Axiata Digital Labs is a longstanding partner of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the apex body representing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals in Sri Lanka. The National Information Technology Conference (NITC) is an annu… Read More “Axiata Digital Labs signs on as Exclusive Innovation Partner of 40th National IT Conference | Daily FT”

Small-Cap Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Is Among Market’s Best Price Performers

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Small-cap biotech Catalyst Pharmaceuticals recently joined the S&P 600 index, which means institutions must own shares to track the indexThe company has a steady history of price appreciation going back one year, even while the broad market declinedCatalyst has been outpacing the S&P 600 index by a wide marginThe company’s earnings and revenue growth accelerated in the past three quarters, and analysts see double-digit top- and bottom-line growth aheadQ2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Find A Qualified Financial AdvisorEach advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a f… Read More “Small-Cap Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Is Among Market’s Best Price Performers”

NFL Reacts To Patriots Uniform News

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By Daniel Bates It’s been 10 years too long. But for the first time in a decade, the New England Patriots will bust out the fan-favorite “Pat Patriot” throwbacks. The Pats will rock their clean threads on Sunday against the Lions via ESPN’s Field Yates: And the NFL World was loving it. “Ayeee my grandad’s dayssssss,” tweeted NFL Network’s Kayla Burton. “YES,” another replied in all-caps. “They’re beautiful,” another fan said. “The Patriots need to go back to these uniforms/helmets full time,” remarked John Sears. “They’re perfect, and I’m not even a Pats fan.” “LONG OVERDUE.” “Oh my god these … Read More “NFL Reacts To Patriots Uniform News”

Patrick Beverley Drops A Trailer For His Upcoming New Podcast

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By Nico Martinez Patrick Beverley reveals his upcoming podcast. View the original article to see embedded media. Veteran point guard Patrick Beverley may not have been promised a long-term place on the Lakers, but he is taking full advantage of his time in the big city. Since his arrival, he has embraced the franchise and his new teammates with an impressive level of enthusiasm. He is also growing his brand with an upcoming podcast named after the Lakers guard. On Twitter this week, the first look at his podcast was dropped in a 41-second teaser. With the unprecedented rise of podcasting WorldRead More “Patrick Beverley Drops A Trailer For His Upcoming New Podcast”

Meta unveils AI tool that creates GIF-like videos from text prompts

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Meta has unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI) programme that takes the idea of image generation from text prompts to the next level – generating videos from text prompts. Facebook’s parent company released a slew of short videos based on text prompts, building on the recent developments in text-to-image artificial intelligence creations. The videos are created by an AI that learns what the World looks like from text and image data that is paired up. It also learns what motion looks like by studying video footage without any associated text. By then melding these two sets of learnings toget… Read More “Meta unveils AI tool that creates GIF-like videos from text prompts”

Bruce Willis didn’t sell the rights to his face

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Bruce Willis did not sell to the rights to a deep fake company The ‘Die Hard’ star denied Deepcake – a company who produces the recreated images using artificial intelligence – had bought the rights to his visage. A representative for the 67-year-old actor told BBC News that Bruce had “no partnership or agreement” with the firm, who have boasted about having an extensive back catalogue of celebs. His agent added: “Please know that Bruce has no partnership or agreement with this Deepcake company.” The claim that Bruce – who stepped back from Hollywood after being diagnosed with aphasia, a disor… Read More “Bruce Willis didn’t sell the rights to his face”

White House guidelines for AI aim to mitigate harm

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By Paresh Dave and Nandita Bose (Reuters) -The White House on Tuesday proposed a non-binding Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bill of Rights that it said would help parents, patients and workers avert harm from the increasing use of automation in education, health care and employment. The Biden administration’s proposal joins hundreds of other guidelines and policy frameworks released by tech companies, industry associations and other government agencies over the past few years. Like the others, the White House version suggests numerous practices that developers and users of AI software should vol… Read More “White House guidelines for AI aim to mitigate harm”

Big Tech seeks to improve speech recognition tools for people with disabilities

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Major tech companies are teaming up with a university to develop voice recognition technology that better recognises people with speech patterns often associated with disabilities. Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft are working with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on its Speech Accessibility Project, which aims to make voice recognition more inclusive. Many current voice recognition systems, such as voice assistants and translation tools, struggle to recognise people with certain speech patterns, including some whose speech is affected by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosi… Read More “Big Tech seeks to improve speech recognition tools for people with disabilities”