Just sooo looking forwards to bloody videos of cats dancing like Beyonce to "'All the Single Ladies"
Are you a bad dancer? Do you want to pirouette like a ballet pro? Don’t worry you can fake it until you make it – with the help of artificial intelligence. Some clever cookies at the University of California, Berkeley, in the US have developed machine-learning software that use generative adversarial networks (GANs) that can …
I relly prefer animu synchronized sped-up Carameldansen
Meanwhile, remember William Gibson's "Slitscan" corporation (from "Idoru"/2003), in which the protagonist is blackmailed by the managing bitch employee with a trick that comes right out of this article. This results in her losing her ear by the application of a garden cutter.
I can't resist leaving this here:
“[Slitscan's audience] is best visualized as a vicious, lazy, profoundly ignorant, perpetually hungry organism craving the warm god-flesh of the anointed. Personally I like to imagine something the size of a baby hippo, the color of a week-old boiled potato, that lives by itself, in the dark, in a double-wide on the outskirts of Topeka. It's covered with eyes and it sweats constantly. The sweat runs into those eyes and makes them sting. It has no mouth, Laney, no genitals, and can only express its mute extremes of murderous rage and infantile desire by changing the channels on a universal remote. Or by voting in presidential elections.”
His ugliness was the stuff of legend. In an age of affordable beauty, there was something heraldic about his lack of it. ~ W Gibson, Neuromancer
His dad dancing was the stuff of legend. In an age of affordable dance classes, there was something heraldic about his lack of rhythm and grace.
"His ugliness was the stuff of legend. In an age of affordable beauty, there was something heraldic about his lack of it. ~ W Gibson, Neuromancer"
Which is why the women are all over me in Second Life. Anybody can be super sexy at the click of a mouse in Second Life, but I decided to be a reasonable replica of my ugly real life self. So super sexy got boring, and ugly me was considered hot.
"Same here, I had to click on 'Youtube' to watch it on Youtube."
I wonder if the fact that El Regs hyperlink is appended with a time signature that is why it's different over a VPN?
The actual YouTube video is longer than what is viewed if clicking on the embedded hyperlink.
(I didn't know you could do that BTW so thanks for the lesson)
Not sure why that would cause any issues with a VPN one way or another though so I'm probably way off.
I found the real dancer doing the modified "robot" moves in the full video version looked even more faked than the AI.
"I wonder if the fact that El Regs hyperlink is appended with a time signature that is why it's different over a VPN?"
I tried again and managed to watch the full video this time, via the VPN. I have recently moved house, in the old house I had fibre to my bedroom, now I have ADSL2+ shared with six other people over WiFi. Sometimes it sucks more than other times.
Through the first part of the video I kept thinking "that's all rather robotic, why don't they try some ballet", and in the end part, they tried some ballet. Not bad, though you can see a bit of rubber limbs syndrome, and the fuzziness others have pointed out.
I'm in the US and not on a VPN, but still got the "video not available" error until I clicked on the YouTube logo to watch it on their site instead. (Then, once I did get to see it and discovered 90% was just people doing jerky robotic movements followed by the system struggling to handle ballet, it was a bit of a letdown. It'd be much more interesting if they could make it look like elderly professors & American-football linebackers were performing Travolta's "Saturday Night Fever" dance, MC Hammer's moves, or other high-energy fun stuff...)
That was mapping faces to bodies. This is maping the movements one one body on to another. Not swapping bodies, not swapping faces, but transfering the movements
Also, TFA refers to the 'deepfakes' itself - that el reg has already reported on. It's as of you read the headline, then didn't RTFA
At least several months?
20 years ago we could insert ourselves into our favourite movies. I always wanted to be in a scene from Cat People with Nastassja Kinski but I couldn't afford it. I figured when she got old enough she might lower her standards and we could recreate it in reality, but in reality I got old too, and older faster.
Artificial intelligence was used to precisely model how Mr Obama moves his mouth when he - well, you know!
A little fatherly advice to the younger nerds out there: Dancing is a good workout, good fun, and of course a chance to meet the ladies. You might find it unnerving at first, but if you start at the beginner level (well, obviously you do) the ladies in question are just as inexperienced as you are, so don't worry about not being good at dancing. I have been doing it for more than 25 years (Ballroom and Latin, Salsa), and it is a fun way of staying fit. Of course it is still a way of meeting ladies. And yes, I still find it somewhat unnerving to ask a lady to dance with me, but judging by the smiles I get, they appear to be having fun dancing with me (and apparently not at my expense), and having fun is the whole point of dancing.
BTW, it is never too late to start dance classes
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