Wheelchair Rolls Away From Indian Hospital – Is a Ghost to Blame?

Now what exactly would a ghost want with a wheelchair? I suppose those of us still in the land of the living will have to wait for the answer to that question. In the meantime, strange headlines are dancing around this week about a possible spectral saboteur taking off with a wheelchair from a medical …

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Video: Elf-Thing Dances Across Someone’s Driveway

Video: Elf-Thing Dances Across Someone's Driveway

Usually, when you check your home security camera footage after a long day at the water park, you probably don’t see much. You might catch a few passing cars or a fallen tree branch. Maybe a raccoon eating all your cat food. But sometimes — sometimes you find an elf dancing in your driveway.

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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. …

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When the Paranormal Goes Wrong: Vampires, Bigfoot And Witchcraft Edition

When the Paranormal Goes Wrong: Vampires, Bigfoot And Witchcraft Edition

You know, it’s all fun and games until you burn your own house down trying to defeat vampires. Or shoot someone because you think they’re Bigfoot. A few days ago, news hit out of Daytona Beach that a Florida man had burned his house down while trying to fend off hallucinatory vampires. According to Local …

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Virtual News Anchors Hit Airwaves In China

China’s Xinhua News Agency, alongside the Chinese search engine Sogou.com, have revealed what they call the “world’s first artificial intelligence news anchor.” Its appearance, facial expressions, and voice were modeled after the real news anchor Zhang Zhao, using machine learning algorithms that essentially “taught” it to recreate his likeness. The final product, what you see …

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