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Fake News AI
A.I. could fabricate fake news

Artificial intelligence could make fake news even harder to spot.

Posted by The Verge on Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Artificial intelligence can be found in robotics, computers, and now, in videos. You read that right, Buzzfeed partnered with Jordan Peele to create a video showing how AI can use celebrities to deliver fake news, and quite convincingly. The team used Adobe After Effects and the AI face-swapping tool FakeApp for most of the effects you see above. Fortunately, scientists are developing tools that can spot AI fakes with near 100% accuracy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what you actually get inside those mystery eBay boxes.

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iPhone X Product Red

Apple officially launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED phones earlier this week, but now, Concept Creator shows us what their "X" counterparts could look like. Simply put, they feature a red glass back and red stainless steel edges, while the front of the device is black. The iPhone X Plus is rumored to feature a 6.5-inch OLED display, and possibly an upgraded camera. Continue reading for two more pictures, information and a bonus video showing what iOS 12 could be like.

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Drone High Altitude

Yes, cameras-equipped weather balloons regularly capture footage from extremely high altitudes, but one man from Russia decided to do the same, but with a drone. He managed to get a 2.34-pound hobbyist drone all the way up to 33,000-feet, and for 25-minutes to boot. Thankfully, Russia has not regulated a maximum height for drone operators, as the footage you see was shot near the central town of Strezhevoy. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Time-Lapse Universe

Who or what created the Big Bang? We will most likely never know, but this time-lapse does attempt to show the very beginning of our universe to present day. "On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe us. Starting with the big bang and culminating in the appearance of homo sapiens, this experience follows the unfolding of time at 22 million years per second, adhering closely to current scientific understanding," according to the video's creator. Continue reading for a video showing the scale of the universe.

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Star Wars Land Preview

Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park land in Disneyland is well under construction, and the first video of its progress has surfaced. Set to open sometime in 2019, this ultra themed area is going to look like a planet called Batuu, an Outer Rim planet that has yet to be shown in any films, complete with attractions that tie into the storylines of all 10 movies, possibly with a life-sized Millennium Falcon yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ice Borehole

Dr. Peter Neff, along with a few other scientists, decided to do an experiment and drop a small piece of ice 90-meters down a borehole on Taylor Glacier, an Antarctic glacier about 54-kilometers long, flowing from the plateau of Victoria Land into the western end of Taylor Valley, north of the Kukri Hills, to see what would happen. They discovered that it made a very cartoon-like sound effect when it reached the bottom. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Tesla Semi Prototype

There's the new Tesla Roadster that does 0-60mph in a mere 1.9-seconds, and then this Tesla Semi, which goes into production in 2019. A blacked out prototype was recently spotted on public roads near a UPS depot, and compared to other diesel-powered trucks, its ability to sprint from 0-60mph in 5-seconds is quite impressive, or at least when it's not towing a trailer behind it. The top-of-the-line model features a zero-emission range of up to 500 miles when fully charged and will set you back $180,000. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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iPhone X Face Invisible

Thanks to the TrueDepth cameras, Apple's iPhone X now offers excellent face-tracking capabilities, and Kazuya Noshiro, an app developer from Japan decided to take things to the next level. In a recently posted video, he showcases an app that basically turns a user's face into the background. What could this be used for? Photography and augmented reality game-related apps, or so we think. Continue reading for the short 10-second clip.

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2D 3D Pulfrich Effect

Tom Scott has created a video that works in both 2D and in 3D simultaneously. To view the 3D effect, wear or hold a sunglasses lens over your right eye, and it works best on a larger display with the video playing at a high frame rate. Unlike other 3D videos, this one doesn't look strange when you're not wearing glasses, thanks to the Pulfrich Effect. How does it work? Basically, when you wear sunglasses over one eye, the image on the screen is perceived by that eye slightly more slowly, and since the camera is constantly moving, it's as if you're getting a slightly delayed image to the eye with the lens over it. Your brain then combines the two slightly different images to create a 3D-like effect. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a floating Death Star.

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2000HP Lamborghini Huracan

There was recently a Texas Invitational event that attracted lots monstrous supercars that competed in quarter mile races, with everything from Audi R8s, Nissan GT-Rs, Corvettes to Porsches and Lamborghinis. Unfortunately, the latter did not fare well, as both lost control at high-speeds and spun. Fortunately, nobody in attendance was hurt. Continue reading for another video showing a 2,200+ horsepower Lamborghini Huarcan.

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