Tom Hanks warns of A.I. deep fakes

NSA A.I., Bing and DALL-E, AI wearables, and more

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  • 📽️ Humane’s ‘AI Pin’ wearable technology

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Tom Hanks warns of A.I. deep fakes

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Tom Hanks has alerted his fans about a video using an AI-generated likeness of him to promote a dental plan, which he has no affiliation with. He shared a screenshot from the video on Instagram, warning about the deceptive use of AI and deepfake technology. The origin of the video and the dental plan it promotes are unclear. Hanks has previously discussed the potential impact of AI on the film industry, noting that it could lead to movies starring AI versions of actors.

Similarly, Zelda Williams, daughter of late actor Robin Williams, expressed concerns over AI recreations of actors without their consent, amidst ongoing industry negotiations regarding AI use in entertainment. This incident follows a similar case in 2022 where Oprah Winfrey's likeness was misused to promote weight loss gummies, which she disavowed on Instagram.

NSA to open AI security center

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a key part of the U.S. government that focuses on decoding foreign communications (signals intelligence) and ensuring the safety of U.S. information systems (cybersecurity).

NSA is creating a new center to help manage how artificial intelligence (AI) is used in U.S. national security. This AI Security Center will develop guidelines to make sure AI is used safely across different security and defense areas. The center will work with various groups like industries, schools, and defense departments to improve AI security.

The U.S. government has been working on rules for using AI responsibly, especially in military settings. This new center is a step towards understanding and handling the risks and opportunities that come with AI as it becomes more integrated into security efforts.

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Bing Image Creator powered by DALL-E

Ten days post-announcement, DALL-E 3 seems to have been released to the public via Microsoft's Image Creator tool in its browser-based AI suite, as noticed by digital art communities on Reddit and Twitter. Although not yet available on OpenAI's website, this upgrade from DALL-E 2, known for enhanced image and text interpretation, was found on Bing.

DALL-E 3, a much-awaited upgrade, faces competition from tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, despite DALL-E 2's shortcomings. In July, a tech preview showcased DALL-E's improved performance, impressing the AI art community. DALL-E 3 was officially launched on Sept. 20 with improved features and safety measures, initially seeming to be available to paid customers of OpenAI's ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise products.

Humane’s ‘AI Pin’ wearable technology

The AI Pin, as described by Humane, is a standalone, screenless device with a software platform powered by AI to enhance personal computing experiences. It's designed to be a privacy-centric, intelligent wearable with a range of sensors for intuitive interactions, aiming to seamlessly integrate into users' daily lives without the need for constant attention like traditional screen-based devices.

The device's appearance at fashion shows and its endorsement by notable figures in the fashion industry hint at a blend of technology with style, aiming to redefine the relationship between individuals and wearable technology. Although the device's full functionality remains shrouded in mystery, the anticipation built around it showcases a significant interest in the next evolution of wearable, AI-driven technology.

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