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      Microsoft: I know this will only be used for evil, but I’ll be damned if I’m gonna pass up on the hype-boost to my market share.

      Every other big corp: same!

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    “At long last, we have created the Torment Nexus from classic sci-fi novel Don’t Create The Torment Nexus”

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      Like what even is a legitimate use case for these? It just seems tailor made for either misinformation or pointless memes, neither of which seem like a good sales pitch

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        I could see a few uses, but the biggest would probably be advertising. Tailored ads that look like they’re coming from a real person.

        Imagine Jake from State Farm addressing you personally about your insurance in an ad.

        Not that I endorse advertising, I’d like to see it all banned.

        I think it could be useful to humanise some things though and talking to a “person” AI in a video call might be more comfortable for some people wanting to do tasks such as say navigate my mobile phone carriers shitty AI help system.

        Really any sort of AI assistant device could benefit from a human imprint.

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          Deepfakes are being used to personalize political messages in India, here’s a fun article on it which also points out an instance all the way back from 2020: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/20/deepfake-democracy-behind-the-ai-trickery-shaping-indias-2024-elections

          It also mentions using deepfakes to target constituencies speaking different languages, to defame opposing parties, and even creating deepfakes to cast doubt on legitimate videos:

          Ahead of the state election in November, the caller requested that Jadoun alter a problematic but authentic video of their candidate – ​​whose party he did not disclose – to make a realistic deepfake. The aim: to claim that the original was a deepfake, and the deepfake the original.

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            In Australia they handed out fliers designed to look like an official government department, and targeted Chinese speaking communities who might not notice the difference.

            Dodgy politicians will use anything, the solution is to go after them for doing it rather than focusing on the method because they’ll just find another method if they don’t get stopped.

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        Say you’re a movie studio director making the next big movie with some big name celebs. Filming is in progress, and one of the actor dies in the most on brand way possible. Everyone decides that the film must be finished to honor the actor’s legacy, but how can you film someone who is dead? This technology would enable you to create footage the VFX team can use to lay over top of stand-in actor’s face and provide a better experience for your audience.

        I’m sure there are other uses, but this one pops to mind as a very legitimate use case that could’ve benefited from the technology.

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          how can you film someone who is dead?

          Hot take: don’t? They’re dead, leave them dead. Rewrite and reshoot if you really have to.

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            Sure that’s an entirely valid option; but not the one the producing team and the deceased’s family opted for… and they had a much larger say in it than you and I combined.

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          We’ve already recreated dead actors or older actors whole cloth with VFX. Plus it still seems like a niche use case for something that can be done by VFX artists that can also do way more

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            Having done something before doesn’t mean they shouldn’t find ways to make it better though. The “deepfake”-esque techniques can provide much better quality replicas. Not to mention, as resolution demand increases, it would be harder to leverage older assets and techniques to meet the new demands.

            Another similar area is what LLM is doing to/for developers. We already have developers, why do we need AI to code? Well, they can help with synthesizing simpler code and freeing up devs to focus on more complicated problems. They can also democratize the ability to develop solutions to non-developers, just like how the deepfake solutions could democratize content creation for non/less-skilled VFX specialists, helping the industry create better content for everyone.

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              They can also democratize the ability to develop solutions to non-developers,

              This is insane. If you don’t understand everything a piece of code is doing, publishing it is insanely reckless. You absolutely must know how to code to publish acceptable software.

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                Try telling that to businesses. Sadly, you’d more likely to be laughed all the way to the door as opposed to being taken seriously. For the non technical people leading businesses, they’d rather something working 90% of the time today than 100% of the time next week.

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          this is so dystopian. Imagine spending your career honing your skill as an actor, dying and then having a computer replace you with just a photograph as a source. How is that honoring an actor??

          An actual, practical example is generating video for VR chats like Apple has somewhat tried to do with their headset. Rather than using the cameras/sensors to generate and animate a 3d model based on you, it could do something more like this, albeit 2d.

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          Gotta crank up that dystopia meter.

          This is slowly moving toward having Content On Demand. Imagine being able to prompt your content app for a movie/series you want to watch, and it just makes it and streams it to you.

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        Maybe a historical biopic in the style of photos of the time. Like take pictures of Lincoln, Grant, Lee, etc., use voice actors plus modern reenactors for background characters, and build it into a whole movie.

        I dunno, I’m probably reaching.

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        I think you’re falling for the overblown fearmongering headline, and pointless memes is a great reason to make things.

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    Vasa? Like, the Swedish ship that sank 10 minutes after it was launched? Who named that project?

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    Combine this with an LLM with speech-to-text input and we could create a talking paintings like in harry potter movies. Heck, hang it on a door and hook it with smart lock to recreate the dorm doors in harry potter and see if people can trick it to open the door.

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    These vids are just off enough that I think doing a bunch of mushrooms and watching them would be a deeply haunting experience

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    A long time ago, someone from a not free country wrote a white paper on why we should care about privacy, because written words can be edited to level false accusations (charges) with false evidence. This chills me to the bone.

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      This is turning into some Mistborn shit. “Don’t trust writing not written on metal”

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      “You shot that man, citizen. Here is video evidence. Put your hands against the wall.” - and more coming to you soon!

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      I’d be less-concerned about the impact on not-free countries than free countries. Dictator Bob doesn’t need evidence to have the justice system get rid of you, because he controls the justice system.

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    This is why I don’t post my picture online and I never talk to anyone ever, while hiding my head inside a nylon stocking (unrelated).

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    Freddie, this is your mom. Look all I want for my birthday is for you to please start using teams new. It’s so much better than teams classic. I alread… Microsoft already installed it for you. Okay honey? And could you also start using a microsoft.com account so you can get financially hooked like all the Gmail users? It’s pretty smart. Don’t you want to be smart like Jonny? Tata!

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    Since it’s trained on celebrities, can it do ugly people or would it try to make them prettier in animation?

    The teeth change sizes, which is kinda weird, but probably fixable.

    It’s not too hard to notice for an up close face shot, but if it was farther away it might be hard - the intonation and facial expressions are spot on. They should use this to re-do all the digital faces in Star Wars.

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        Yes I hate what AI is becoming capable of. Last year everyone was laughing at the shitty fingers, but were quickly moving past that. I’m concerned that in the near future it will be hard to tell truth from fiction.

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    The “why would they make this” people don’t understand how important this type of research is. It’s important to show what’s possible so that we can be ready for it. There are many bad actors already pursuing similar tools if they don’t have them already. The worst case is being blindsided by something not seen before.

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      how important this type of research

      I hope they also figure a way to find the bad actors who might use their tools for harmful purposes. You can’t just create something for “research” purposes like this and not find a way to stop bad actors using these for harmful purposes.