Researchers Rank Deepfakes as the Biggest Crime Threat Posed by AI

While science fiction is often preoccupied with the threat of artificial intelligence successfully imitating human intelligence, researchers say a bigger danger right now is people using the technology to imitate one another. A recent survey from the University College of London ranked deepfakes as the most worrying application of machine learning in terms of potential... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2020-08-05 21:14:18 UTC ]
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The biggest threat to the BBC's independence is the corporation itself | George Monbiot

It follows a news agenda set by media oligarchs. Instead it should be investigating power, money and their influence on our livesThey don’t want balance, they want possession. The oligarchs who own the newspapers will never accept the BBC, because it does not belong to them. However tame and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-07 06:00:30 UTC ]
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Why thousands of AI researchers are boycotting the new Nature journal

Academics share machine-learning research freely. Taxpayers should not have to pay twice to read our findingsBudding authors face a minefield when it comes to publishing their work. For a large fee, as much as $3,000, they can make their work available to anyone who wants to read it. Or they can... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Apple joins Amazon, Google and Facebook in AI research group

Apple published its first paper on AI last month and now the company is set to join five others in a newly-formed research group. The Partnership on AI announced today that Apple would become its sixth founding member, adding to a lineup that already... Continue reading at Engadget

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BookCon 2017: Charles Brandt: Crime After Crime

There were skeptics when “I Heard You Paint Houses” (Steerforth Press), Charles Brandt’s book about mob hit man Frank “The Irish” Sheeran, came out in 2004 with Sheeran’s claim he pulled the trigger on teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Heather Clark’s ‘Red Comet’ is an exhaustively researched, often brilliant biography of Sylvia Plath

“Red Comet” is a prizeworthy contribution to literary scholarship and biographical journalism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-28 13:21:04 UTC ]
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Navigate360, a security-services company, buys Social Sentinel, a threat-detection company

Social Sentinel technology scans and analyzes digital content to identify potential safety and security threats, according to Richfield-based Navigate360. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-10-27 16:39:45 UTC ]
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Opportunity: India Literature and Publishing Sector Research

The British Council is seeking proposals from researchers to conduct research into India’s trade publishing and literature sectors, identifying opportunities for internationalisation and identifying challenges and issues faced by publishers and other literature organisations from working and... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-10-26 15:43:22 UTC ]
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Crime novelists dish on writing about cops in a moment of reckoning

Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-24 16:06:42 UTC ]
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Sphere scoops another true crime title from David Wilson

Sphere will publish A Plot to Kill: A True Story of Deception, Betrayal and Murder in a Quiet English Town, from criminologist David Wilson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-22 17:27:16 UTC ]
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Oppenheimer's volcano research to erupt with Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton will publish a book by Clive Oppenheimer, a documentary filmmaker and professor of volcanology at the University of Cambridge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Self-censorship a growing threat to publishing freedom, warns IPA

Self-censorship on sensitive issues like religion and sexuality is a growing threat to the freedom to publish, the International Publishers Assocation has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-16 07:59:13 UTC ]
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A Definitive Ranking of Tana French Novels

In the thirteen years since Tana French published her first novel, she’s gained a rabid and dedicated readership (a friend of mine refers to herself as a Tanavangelist), a shelf’s worth of awards (Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and the Irish Book Award, among others), and countless places on... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-10-15 11:00:19 UTC ]
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Google applies its AI tech to reporting with 'Journalist Studio' tools

Since introducing the Google News Initiative in 2018, the company has used the $300 million journalism project to fight disinformation and help publishers make money. Now, Google is also investing in journalism-specific software with Journalist Studi... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-10-14 11:00:47 UTC ]
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Avon snaps up 'brilliantly crafted' Belfast crime series from Dempsey

Avon has snapped up Who Took Eden Mulligan? and one further book by Sharon Dempsey, marking the start of a “brilliantly crafted” Belfast-based crime series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-09 14:20:32 UTC ]
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Nielsen Book Releases Australian Audiobook Consumer Research

What's reported to be the first study of audiobook consumer behavior in Australia points to a new, young audience for the format. The post Nielsen Book Releases Australian Audiobook Consumer Research appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-08 19:52:16 UTC ]
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AI to benefit academic publishers the most, says PA report

A report compiled by the Publishers Association has found that one in six publishers think Artificial Intelligence will bring about "significant" change for the industry, with academic publishers set to benefit the most. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-06 21:50:35 UTC ]
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Publishing and AI

Publishing is a sector which many do not associate with investment in artificial intelligence. However, AI is already prevalent in many publishing businesses and all the signs show that this trend will continue. From content creation through to production, marketing and retail, AI is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-06 20:14:00 UTC ]
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Grothaus to probe deepfakes tech for Hodder Studio

Hodder Studio has signed an investigative work on deepfakes by journalist and author Michael Grothaus, along with a six-part accompanying podcast. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-02 05:34:01 UTC ]
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A Salvadoran writer busts the Trumpian myth of the tattooed immigrant threat

In "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas," Roberto Lovato finally tells the full story of his rebel life. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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