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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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I could not believe how bravely Salman Rushdie faced the threats to his life. That’s true courage | Hadley Freeman

In our conversations and emails, his determination to not let the fatwa define him has been evidentThat Salman Rushdie was nearly murdered at an event in New York while talking about whether the United States was a safe haven for exiled writers is an irony he’d have rejected as too far-fetched... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Stephen King testified against publishing's biggest merger. What you need to know about the antitrust trial

Stephen King testified for the government today, arguing that writers will be harmed if Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster merge. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Will the Biggest Publisher in the United States Get Even Bigger?

The Biden administration is suing to block Penguin Random House from buying Simon & Schuster. A United States District Court will decide if the sale can proceed. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Libraries Save Lives: 8 Horror Movies and TV Shows Where Research Happens at the Library

Is there anything you can't find at a library? These 10 scenes from horror movies and TV shows prove that libraries save lives. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Start with Mysteries, Thrillers, & True Crime If You’re New to Audiobooks

If you're new to audiobooks or unsure if they're for you, try a mystery, thriller, or true crime audiobook to get you started. Continue reading at Book Riot

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10 Most Puzzling Impossible Crime Mysteries

Tom Mead, author of the new novel 'Death and the Conjuror,' ranks the 10 most ingenious plots in crime fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Susie Steiner, author of stylish British crime thrillers, dies at 51

As a Guardian journalist, she helped popularize the “Keep Calm Carry On” poster. She later wrote bestselling novels about police detective Manon Bradshaw. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Definitive Power Ranking of the Sexiest Book Covers

Designing a book cover is challenging, even more so when the work contains a raunchy subject matter. How do you convey, in a single glance, that the book is sensual, even sexy, without falling for pornographic tropes?  My debut novel, Little Rabbit, is about a sub/dom relationship between a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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What the research really says about American immigration

Two economic historians examine the evidence and conclude that immigrants are more a benefit than a burden. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Survey: Australian Researchers Back Mandatory Integrity Training

The Australian Academy of Science and Springer Nature team up on a first survey, one that may go to markets beyond Australia. The post Survey: Australian Researchers Back Mandatory Integrity Training appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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In the pages of their newspapers, they downplayed Hitler’s threat

Kathryn S. Olmsted on six publishers who condoned the Nazi leader or advised leaving him alone. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Google Play Books Expands AI Audiobook Narration

Google Play Books has announced that publishers in six countries can now create, edit, publish, and sell auto-narrated audiobooks on its platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What will we be reading next year? Five biggest trends from the London book fair

The publishing jamboree was finally back after a two year break with clues of what we can expect in bookshops once all the deals are signedAfter two years off because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the London book fair, one of the biggest international literary events, returned in full force last... Continue reading at The Guardian

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America's Biggest Publishers Keep Posting a Profit

The four of the Big Five publishers to release their financial results publicly all saw strong increases in earnings in 2022. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Wordley nabs top spot from Leith in top 10 regional agencies ranking

Former number one Leith Agency was knocked back into third place in Nielsen Ad Intel's billings table in 2021. Continue reading at Media Week

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