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by dan @, Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 07:29 (50 days ago) @ dulan drift

AI scares the crap out of me. A number of big thinkers, including Stephen Hawking if I'm not mistaken, have stated that AI is the biggest threat to face humanity by far. Yes, didn't take long to find: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540

Deepfakes are frightening enough, but then there's all the data wizardry that will be possible and, of course, used for surveillance.

Here are some random links I've bookmarked on the topic, most from months ago:

https://www.inverse.com/article/53280-this-person-does-not-exist-gans-website
Here's the site it references: https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/01/business/pentagons-race-against-deepfakes/

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/artificial-intelligence-turns-brain-activity-sp... (And if it can turn brain activity into speech, it means it can monitor and record brain activity! I mean, to turn it into speech, it first has to understand it.)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/chinas-social-credit-system-could-interfe... (Not directly related to AI, but you can be sure they'll apply AI to this Orwellian system.)

https://pathmind.com/wiki/generative-adversarial-network-gan


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