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New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips

I’m not saying you should be afraid of the future, but… okay, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it.<p>I’m afraid, very …

University of Washington

Multiple instruments playing at the same time has been a component of music for at least half a millennium. But what about the sound of multiple instruments becoming the same sound? Google's NSynth is a digital synthesizer that uses artificial intelligence to blending instruments in a way never before possible, to create sounds never before heard. With NSynth—a project developed by Google Magenta, the company's AI research and development team—you would have different instruments, let's say a banjo and a tuba, on each side of the spectrum. If you moved the cursor up 25 percent from the pure banjo sound toward the pure tuba sound, you would get a sound that was 25 percent tuba, 75 percent banjo—not the two playing in unison, but a single sound that was never before heard before. The trick is AI, which uses the mathematical characteristics of each instrument's tone to blend them into one sound. To learn more, click the link in our bio! #Google #AI #Nsynth #sounds #music #audio #tech #technology #curiosity

Here’s your dose of AI-generated uncanny valley for today

As we get better at making, faking, and manipulating human faces with machine learning, one thing is abundantly clear: things are going to get ~freaky~ fast.<p>Case in point: this online demo hosted (and, we presume, made) by web developer AlteredQualia. It combines two different research projects, …

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

Instagram puts AI to work burying offensive comments

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it had begun using a language AI called DeepText on its platform. Language is complex, and in order to better understand intent (an important part of flagging hate speech, for example), any computer program needs to figure out how humans use language. …

Frighteningly accurate ‘mind reading’ AI reads brain scans to guess what you’re thinking

From medical applications like helping dermatologists diagnose skin cancer to teaching robots to get a better grip on the world around them, deep …

Machine Learning

Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI

There's no way this could go wrong.<p>Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. And who better to design an AI than another AI?<p>If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's how to check if your Google account is one of the 1 million infected with malware

Anyone running an older version of the Android operating system, be warned: Malware is infecting 13,000 Android devices every day, putting at risk …

Android News

Google Pixel XL: One month later

The Google Pixel XL, the larger of the two Pixel handsets, is a great phone. In fact, we currently rank it as the best Android phone you can buy. But …

Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra

Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releases a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There's the occasional welcome surprise, like the $50 Roku Stick that debuted earlier this year, but for the most part the …

Gear & Gadgets

A hacker explains why US nukes controlled by ancient computers is actually a good thing

"The biggest security issue here isn't that the computer is 40 years old, but rather the quality of the lock on the door where the computer is housed," Cris Thomas, a strategist for Tenable Network Security, said in a statement.<p>Thomas, known in hacker circles by his pseudonym, Space Rogue, was one …