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DeepNudes

Deepfakes 2.0: The Sequel Is Even Scarier

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Late last year, I wrote about deepfakes and how for about 200,000 years, we have relied on our eyes and ears to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction. Even if we ignore the rise of fake news, technology is on the verge of making it impossible to know if what we are seeing and hearing is real or fake. It’s been less than a year since I wrote that article, and the technology has advanced in ways that make last year’s fakes look primitive. Here’s a roundup of the advancements and uses in the past year.

Shelly Palmer on CNN

Google Celebrates 15th Anniversary of IPO

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Shelly Palmer speaks with Richard Quest about the 15th anniversary of Google's IPO and the extraordinary size of the company on Quest Means Business on CNN International. Original Airdate: August 19, 2019

Emotion Detection

Facial Recognition Knows How You Feel

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Amazon says its Rekognition facial recognition software can now identify fear and seven other emotions including, happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm and confused. What Amazon is not telling you is that facial recognition when combined with other data will be able, in short order, to take a pretty good guess about lying, cheating, jealousy, and other emotions that you do your best to hide with your "poker face." Lie detectors are so last century.

Red Flag

Digital Red Flags

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The loud knocking jarred him from his online research. Odd to hear a knock at the door at this hour, he thought. It was too powerful to be a friend. Then again, anyone he knew would have called ahead. As he approached the door, the second knock was insistent, and he heard, “Police. Open up. We know you’re home.”