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[-] [email protected] 96 points 1 month ago

Also Microsoft.....

Microsoft warns deepfake election subversion is disturbingly easy

I know the genie's out of the bottle, but goddamn.

[-] Etterra 18 points 1 month ago

Microsoft: I know this will only be used for evil, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna pass up on the hype-boost to my market share.

Every other big corp: same!

[-] slaacaa 86 points 1 month ago

“At long last, we have created the Torment Nexus from classic sci-fi novel Don't Create The Torment Nexus”

[-] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago

Can we maybe stop making these? XD

[-] NoRodent 60 points 1 month ago
[-] ThePantser 24 points 1 month ago

This coming from the guy who turned himself into a fly for fun

[-] SatansMaggotyCumFart 11 points 1 month ago

It’s not his fault earth girls are easy.

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[-] MysticKetchup 21 points 1 month ago

Like what even is a legitimate use case for these? It just seems tailor made for either misinformation or pointless memes, neither of which seem like a good sales pitch

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I could see a few uses, but the biggest would probably be advertising. Tailored ads that look like they’re coming from a real person.

Imagine Jake from State Farm addressing you personally about your insurance in an ad.

Not that I endorse advertising, I’d like to see it all banned.

I think it could be useful to humanise some things though and talking to a “person” AI in a video call might be more comfortable for some people wanting to do tasks such as say navigate my mobile phone carriers shitty AI help system.

Really any sort of AI assistant device could benefit from a human imprint.

[-] SatansMaggotyCumFart 11 points 1 month ago

Imagine your dead relative selling you extended warranty for your vehicle.

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Say you’re a movie studio director making the next big movie with some big name celebs. Filming is in progress, and one of the actor dies in the most on brand way possible. Everyone decides that the film must be finished to honor the actor’s legacy, but how can you film someone who is dead? This technology would enable you to create footage the VFX team can use to lay over top of stand-in actor’s face and provide a better experience for your audience.

I’m sure there are other uses, but this one pops to mind as a very legitimate use case that could’ve benefited from the technology.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

how can you film someone who is dead?

Hot take: don't? They're dead, leave them dead. Rewrite and reshoot if you really have to.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Sure that’s an entirely valid option; but not the one the producing team and the deceased’s family opted for… and they had a much larger say in it than you and I combined.

[-] MysticKetchup 5 points 1 month ago

We've already recreated dead actors or older actors whole cloth with VFX. Plus it still seems like a niche use case for something that can be done by VFX artists that can also do way more

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Gotta crank up that dystopia meter.

This is slowly moving toward having Content On Demand. Imagine being able to prompt your content app for a movie/series you want to watch, and it just makes it and streams it to you.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

this is so dystopian. Imagine spending your career honing your skill as an actor, dying and then having a computer replace you with just a photograph as a source. How is that honoring an actor??

An actual, practical example is generating video for VR chats like Apple has somewhat tried to do with their headset. Rather than using the cameras/sensors to generate and animate a 3d model based on you, it could do something more like this, albeit 2d.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Maybe a historical biopic in the style of photos of the time. Like take pictures of Lincoln, Grant, Lee, etc., use voice actors plus modern reenactors for background characters, and build it into a whole movie.

I dunno, I'm probably reaching.

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[-] dhork 42 points 1 month ago

Vasa? Like, the Swedish ship that sank 10 minutes after it was launched? Who named that project?

[-] Jimmycakes 10 points 1 month ago

They developed an ai to name all future ai. Ironically it is unnamed.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

There are a lot of flying vehicles named after birds who famously plummet to the ground at breakneck speeds.

[-] hakunawazo 3 points 1 month ago

No, like the crispbread.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 1 month ago

Combine this with an LLM with speech-to-text input and we could create a talking paintings like in harry potter movies. Heck, hang it on a door and hook it with smart lock to recreate the dorm doors in harry potter and see if people can trick it to open the door.

[-] NotMyOldRedditName 30 points 1 month ago

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Harry Potter wasn't a fantasy movie, it was a SciFi and we just didn't know it.

[-] venoft 14 points 1 month ago

It was midichlorians all along.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago
[-] popekingjoe 11 points 1 month ago
[-] FlyingSquid 4 points 1 month ago

I like your optimism where this doesn't result in making everything worse.

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 month ago

These vids are just off enough that I think doing a bunch of mushrooms and watching them would be a deeply haunting experience

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago

A long time ago, someone from a not free country wrote a white paper on why we should care about privacy, because written words can be edited to level false accusations (charges) with false evidence. This chills me to the bone.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

This is turning into some Mistborn shit. “Don’t trust writing not written on metal”

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

"You shot that man, citizen. Here is video evidence. Put your hands against the wall." - and more coming to you soon!

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[-] MeekerThanBeaker 24 points 1 month ago

This is why I don't post my picture online and I never talk to anyone ever, while hiding my head inside a nylon stocking (unrelated).

[-] unreachable 16 points 1 month ago
[-] werefreeatlast 19 points 1 month ago

Freddie, this is your mom. Look all I want for my birthday is for you to please start using teams new. It's so much better than teams classic. I alread... Microsoft already installed it for you. Okay honey? And could you also start using a microsoft.com account so you can get financially hooked like all the Gmail users? It's pretty smart. Don't you want to be smart like Jonny? Tata!

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

I mean, I know it's scary, but I'll admit it is impressive, even when I watched it with jaded "every day is another AI breakthrough" exhaustion.

The subtle face movements, eyebrow expression, everything seems to correctly infer how the face would articulate those specific words. When you think of how many decades something like this would be in the uncanny valley even with a team of trained people hand -tweaking the image and video, and this is doing it better in nearly every way, automatically, with just an image? Insane.

[-] kromem 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It's pretty wild that this is the tech being produced by the trillion dollar company who has already been granted a patent on creating digital resurrections of dead people from the data they left behind.

So we now already have LLMs that could take what you said and say new things that seem like what you would have said, take a voice sample of you and create new voice synthesis of that text where it sounds a lot like you were actually saying it, and can take a photo of you and make a video where you legit look like you are saying that voice sample with facial expressions and all.

And this could be done for anyone who has a social media profile with a few dozen text posts, a profile photo, and a 15 second sample of their voice.

I really don't get how every single person isn't just having a daily existential crisis questioning the nature of their present reality given what's coming.

Do people just think the current trends aren't going to continue, or just don't think about the notion that what happens in the future could in fact have been their own nonlocal past?

It reminds me of a millennia old saying by a group that were claiming we were copies in the images of original humans: "you do not know how to examine the present moment."

Edit - bonus saying on the topic: "When you see your likeness, you are happy. But when you see your images that came into being before you and that neither die nor become visible, how much you will have to bear!"

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

Since it’s trained on celebrities, can it do ugly people or would it try to make them prettier in animation?

The teeth change sizes, which is kinda weird, but probably fixable.

It’s not too hard to notice for an up close face shot, but if it was farther away it might be hard - the intonation and facial expressions are spot on. They should use this to re-do all the digital faces in Star Wars.

[-] venusaur 13 points 1 month ago

One photo? That’s incredible.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Yeah. Incredibly horrific.

[-] T00l_shed 3 points 1 month ago

Yes I hate what AI is becoming capable of. Last year everyone was laughing at the shitty fingers, but were quickly moving past that. I'm concerned that in the near future it will be hard to tell truth from fiction.

[-] BetaDoggo_ 10 points 1 month ago

The "why would they make this" people don't understand how important this type of research is. It's important to show what's possible so that we can be ready for it. There are many bad actors already pursuing similar tools if they don't have them already. The worst case is being blindsided by something not seen before.

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Paranoia vibes starting in 3, 2, 1..

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

The pores don't stretch, but the teeth and irises sure do!

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[-] I_Miss_Daniel 5 points 1 month ago

Feed it Microsoft Merlin. What will happen?

[-] simplejack 5 points 1 month ago

Microsoft’s research teams always makes some pretty crazy stuff. The problem with Microsoft is that they absolutely suck at translating their lab work into consumer products. Their labs publications are an amazing archive of shit that MS couldn’t get out the door properly or on time. Example - multitouch gesture UIs.

As interesting as this is, I’ll bet MS just ends up using some tech that Open AI launches before MS’s bureaucratic product team can get their shit together.

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