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I'm CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. I was named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology and I co-host "Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett." You can see me weekly on Good Day New York, where I cover tech and business, or catch my regular commentaries on CNN and CNBC. I write a weekly column for Adweek, and my latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller.
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The Deepest Deepfake of All

The interviewer asked, "Is that image real"? There's no way to tell. "What about this video?" It's hard to say. "You can't tell if that's real or fake either." No. Not without analyzing it. "Well, what about the prose? Did a human write this sentence?" It's possible, but it would not surprise me to learn that it was machine generated. "What about the voice in the video?" It's sonically perfect. I'd say 60/40 it's a machine, but I'd need to hear a few more sentences to be sure. "So, what you're saying is that I can't trust my eyes or my ears?" Yes. That's what I'm saying. "Is this the end of truth?" Continue Reading →

AI to tap your egocentric perception

Facebook AI has announced Ego4D, a project that is trying to give AI the ability to understand and interact with the world from a first-person perspective (the way that humans do). AI typically learns from photos and videos captured in third-person, but next-generation AI will need to learn from videos that show the world from the center of action. Continue Reading →

Stick it in your ear!

Apple is studying ways to make AirPods into a health device, including for enhancing hearing, reading body temperature and monitoring posture, according to a new report. Continue Reading →

RoboGun: Imperial Walkers IRL

I have often said, "Technology is neither good nor bad; that distinction is for people." Most of the exceptions to this statement are technologies specifically designed to cause harm. Is the robotic sniper dog good or bad? Continue Reading →