Digital Transformation

Zao

China’s Red-Hot Face-Swapping App Provokes Privacy Concern

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It has been just a week since my essay, Deepfakes 2.0: The Sequel Is Even Scarier. Now, Bloomberg is reporting about Zao, a next-generation deepfake facial replacement tool (a la FaceApp) that is taking China by storm (details below). When you see the results of this “anyone can do it at the tap of a […]

Can You Trust Your Trusted Sources?

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Whether it’s because of schadenfreude, morbid curiosity, or simple human nature, the journalistic trope “If it bleeds, it leads” never disappoints. And because anyone who creates content – which is now everyone – is in a never-ending battle for everyone else’s attention, the enduring misalignment of incentives and outcomes raises the question: Whom can you trust?

DeepNudes

Deepfakes 2.0: The Sequel Is Even Scarier

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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. Here’s a roundup of what’s new, what’s next, and what you can expect in time for the 2020 election.

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.

Shelly Palmer on Fox 5

Back to School Tech

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Shelly Palmer reviews some cool tech for back to school on Fox 5 New York's Good Day with Kerry Drew and Raegan Medgie. Original Airdate: August 13, 2019

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.”

Shelly Palmer on CNN

Samsung Note 10 Overview

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Shelly Palmer talks with Zain Asher about Samsung's new Note 10+ and Note 10 on CNN International's Quest Means Business. Original Airdate: August 8, 2019

Shelly Palmer on Fox 5

Can You Use Tech To Predict Mass Shooters?

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Shelly Palmer talks about predictive analytics and what can and can't be done with technology to help prevent mass shootings with Sukanya Krishnan and Jennifer Lahmers on Fox 5 New York. Original Airdate: August 6, 2019