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Added 3 May, 2024

Stock photographers who survived the disruptive advent of digital cameras and online sales are bracing themselves for the next great tech shock: generative AI. Some are predicting the worst. “The stock photography industry is going away,” said Connecticut-based photographer Tony Northrup. “AI is ending it for the remaining photographers who...

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Added 22 February, 2023

Books created using AI text generators are starting to flood Amazon, Reuters reports. According to the report, there were over 200 e-books in the e-retailer's Kindle store as of this month that listed "ChatGPT" as an author — some of which are being sold for as little as $1 — but the real number is likely much higher, since people can use AI...

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Added 4 November, 2022

Haarlem in the Netherlands is the first city in the world to ban meat advertisements. The impact on the climate is the stated reason for the ban, which extends to all public spaces. Similarly, the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague have already decided to ban commercials for airplane travel, petrol cars and the fossil fuel industry...

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Added 13 July, 2022

The documentary “We Met in Virtual Reality” is the first project of this type to have been filmed entirely in virtual reality. “We Met in VR” debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. The film documents some relationships that began during the COVID-19 lockdown, as people turned to VRChat, a new virtual reality platform,...

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Added 22 July, 2021

The past few years has seen AI technology used to create paintings and other art, as well as AI-generated music and video, in the form of Deep Fakes. We have seen computer-generated fashion models like Shudu as well as CGI influencers in a variety of fields. Next up? A singing show called Alter Ego with an all-digital cast set to debut on...

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Added 27 March, 2021

New York City's Superchief Gallery has become the first physical space in the world to dedicate itself to the exhibition of works in NFT, a digital format that has reached stratospheric popularity in recent months. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are collectible digital assets that, thanks to blockchain technology, are registered as unique and...

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Added 5 February, 2021

Watchers say that Apple is working on an ultra-high-resolution virtual reality headset. The “mixed-reality headset is said to be equipped with more than a dozen cameras for tracking hand movements and showing video of the real world to people wearing it, along with ultra-high-resolution 8K displays and advanced technology for tracking eye-...

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Added 25 May, 2020

A team of researchers from the Higher School of Economics University and Open University in Moscow, Russia claim they have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence can make accurate personality judgments based on selfies alone — more accurately than some humans.
The researchers suggest the technology could be used to help match people...

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Added 8 May, 2020

The year 2020 has been surreal for almost everyone around the world. In the midst of all this, a new trend has emerged. One that has kept athletes, actors, fans and even those covering games and celebrity engaged. Many celebs and sportspeople around the world have stepped up their social media game, reaching out to their followers not just...

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Added 14 April, 2020

They say that timing is everything — but that couldn't be truer for Vancouver filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari. As he watched events unfolding in China in January, and the waves of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia that were rippling around the world, the Persian-Canadian creator had an idea: to make a film about COVID-19. "I came up with the idea in...