The Mona Lisa brought to life

The Future Is Deeply Fake: Living Portraits and Learned Talking Heads

Is the truth really out there? I’m beginning to wonder. In the above video, you can get a real and perhaps mildly terrifying look at the latest incarnation of so-called deepfakes, those uncanny videos of peoples’ faces doing things they never actually did, or plopped onto other people’s bodies. This, however, is much more advanced. …

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Are Aliens Hiding Inside Black Holes?

Are Aliens Hiding Inside Black Holes?

Last week, NASA unveiled the first ever image of a black hole. It looks like an orange donut, a mysterious eye in the dark vacuum of space. But the question has never been what does a black hole look like? The real question is how are aliens involved in all this?

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Scientists Get Closer to Mind Reading, Translate Neural Activity Into Synthesized Speech

Scientists Translate Neural Activity Into Synthesized Speech

Neuroengineers at Columbia University have successfully converted human neural activity into synthesized speech. Led by Dr. Nima Mesgarani, their method involved training a deep-learning algorithm to interpret and synthesize the neural patterns of test subjects. Doing so, they were able to “reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity.”

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