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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. …

1 Comment 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.”

2 Comments Algorithm Helps Discover Even More Unexplained Radio Bursts 3 Billion Light Years Away

AI Discovers Even More Unexplained Radio Bursts 3 Billion Light Years Away

Repeated and unexplained radio pulses from deep space have led astronomers to consider some intriguing possibilities. On August 26, 2017, the Breakthrough Listen program detected a number of fast radio bursts (FRBs) originating from the ‘repeater’ object FRB 121102, located about three billion light years away. Astronomers observed 21 FRBs in total, all within one …