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  • Ansel Adams Estate Calls Out Adobe for Selling AI-Generated Art Using Photographer’s Name

    06/03/2024 5:36:12 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 25 replies
    Art News ^ | June 3, 2024 | Alex Greenberger
    In an unusually public conflagration between an artist’s estate and a tech giant, the Ansel Adams Trust hit back at Adobe for selling AI-generated images using the famed photographer’s name. Adams, a member of the famed Group f/64, is best known for his images of the American West, whose vast forests and mountains he photographed in sleek black and white. On its stock photography website Adobe Stock, the company was selling pictures produced using generative AI that recalled Adams’s work, albeit with noticeable differences. In one picture that has since been deleted from Adobe Stock, a cloud rolls into...
  • AOC opens up about ‘shock’ of stumbling upon deepfake AI video of herself performing sex act

    04/09/2024 11:02:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2024 | Snejana Farberov
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has opened up about her own horrifying experience of becoming the victim of AI-generated deepfake porn — warning that it is “not as imaginary as people want to make it seem.” The Queens Democrat said she was scrolling through X while talking about legislation with her aides in a car in February when she came face to face with the AI-generated image of herself performing a sex act. “There’s a shock to seeing images of yourself that someone could think are real,” Ocasio-Cortez told Rolling Stone. “As a survivor of physical sexual assault, it adds a level...
  • AI-Generated Deepfake Porn Scandal Rocks New Jersey High School

    11/02/2023 7:55:54 PM PDT · by deks · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 2, 2023 | Lucas Nolan
    A New Jersey high school is grappling with the fallout from a scandal involving AI-generated explicit images of female students circulated by their male peers. It is just the latest example of the disastrous consequences of unrestrained AI on American culture. The New York Post reports that Westfield High School, a well-regarded school in Westfield, New Jersey, has become the center of a troubling controversy. AI-generated pornographic images of female students were reportedly created and distributed among male students, sparking a police investigation and widespread parental concern. Images and videos created by AI, known as deepfakes, can be very difficult...
  • Real-Time Deepfakes Can Be Beaten by a Sideways Glance

    08/08/2022 4:38:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Register ^ | Mon 8 Aug 2022 | Brandon Vigliarolo
    For now at least, until data catches upReal-time deepfake videos, heralded as the bringers of a new age of internet uncertainty, appear to have a fundamental flaw: They can't handle side profiles. That's the conclusion drawn in a report [PDF] from, which specializes in 3D avatars, deepfake technology and rendering 3D images from 2D photographs. In tests it conducted using popular real-time deepfake app DeepFaceLive, a hard turn to the side made it readily apparent that the person on screen wasn't who they appeared to be. Multiple models were used in the test - several from deepfake communities and...
  • Rittenhouse Jury Asks About Videos; Judge: ‘My Nightmare Has Come True’

    11/17/2021 10:29:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 188 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    The jury in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse asked Judge Bruce Schroeder in the Kenosha County Court on Wednesday morning whether it should view video evidence in court or in private, prompting the judge to quip: “My nightmare has come true.” The judge was referring to controversies over the video evidence presented by the prosecution during the trial, including whether zoomed-in images enhanced by artificial intelligence were admissible, and whether the prosecution withheld a higher resolution version of a video than the version that had been provided to the defense until the last day of the trial.
  • SOCOM diversity chief who compared Trump to Hitler returns to duty after investigation

    06/18/2021 4:18:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies ^ | June 18, 2021 | RYAN MORGAN
    (SOCOM announced his selection the same week it unveiled a diversity and inclusion plan with a vision to not only recruit more women and people of color, but to retain them and support them with the goal of diversifying the special operations community’s leadership.)Richard Torres-Estrada, the first-ever chief diversity and inclusion officer for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), has been allowed to return to his duties this week after being investigated over past social media posts, including one comparing then-President Donald Trump to Hitler.“Mr. Torres-Estrada has resumed the duties of the Chief of Diversity & Inclusion for United States...
  • Time magazine is mocked for its fawning cover with wrinkle-free Biden in aviators 'taking on Putin' ahead of their meeting at Geneva summit

    06/11/2021 2:43:26 PM PDT · by algore · 61 replies
    Time magazine's fawning cover of Joe Biden looking younger with Vladimir Putin in his aviator sunglasses is Twitter's newest meme playground, with the president's critics ripping into the publication. In Time's tweet introducing the cover, the magazine wrote: 'Biden takes on Putin,' which elicited an onslaught of snippy jokes about 78-year-old Biden's age and gifs of Putin laughing on Twitter. 'What in the hell kind of fan fiction comic book is this cover?' one user said. Another tweet said it made the president look like a 'Hollywood movie villain.' 'He's wearing sunglasses because he's sleeping,' another Twitter user said, playing...
  • CNN airs photo of Biden and son with Washington Redskins logo removed from son's hat

    09/09/2020 6:59:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN appears to have altered a widely-seen photograph of Joe Biden with his young son to remove the logo of the Washington Redskins. The Democratic nominee and former vice president initially shared the photo in June to commemorate Father's Day.
  • 'PUT A MASK ON IT' Cuomo trolls Trump with mask photoshop during virus news conferenc

    06/29/2020 11:23:39 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 67 replies
    The Sun ^ | Jun 29 2020 | Fionnuala O'Leary
    NY Gov Andrew Cuomo appeared to troll Donald Trump by photoshopping a mask on the President's face. During his daily coronavirus press briefing on Monday, Cuomo included an image of Trump wearing a face covering with the message "Put A Mask On It." Explaining the reasoning behind the photo, Cuomo said the Feds needed to mandate masks amid a crippling surge in COVID-19 in at least 32 states. Initially, a picture of Trump appeared on the screen without a face covering before a mask was superimposed on his face. "The President can do two things. First, sign an executive order...
  • FSU Student Leaders Stick By Anti-Semitic Senate President

    06/20/2020 7:12:33 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    Florida State University's student senate narrowly voted to keep its president despite his history of anti-Semitic comments. FSU student senate president Ahmad Daraldik wrote "f— Israel" and "stupid Jew" in social media posts and created a website comparing the "occupation of Palestine" to the Holocaust. He defended his past behavior in a video circulated prior to the vote. "I was a child living under an oppressive occupation, where my voice was not heard. So, when I saw a post of a child with a soldier's foot on their chest and a gun to their face, I had no time," Daraldik...
  • DeepFake - 2021: A Space Odyssey with Elon Musk (Impressive But Chilling Video)

    08/28/2019 5:38:35 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    Ctrl Shift Face ^ | Aug 28th, 2019 | me
    Pixel Masters use fast processing and video wizardry to map the dynamic, seemingly alive face of Elon Musk onto the visage of the astronaut movie actor in the, "open the pod bay doors, Hal"-scene from the movie Space Odyssey, 2001. Freepers will wonder about implications for the 2020 Election: If hobbyists working in their garage in their free time can do this, what might desperate media libs pull a year from now using high-end computing power..? What might an entity at the STATE level be capable of..? "Elon's" lips perfectly match the dialogue. How soon will we see a...
  • Jordan Peterson: The Deep Fake artists must be stopped before we no longer know what's real

    08/23/2019 12:42:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 42 replies ^ | August 23, 2019 | Jordan Peterson
    Something very strange and disturbing happened to me recently. If it was just relevant to me, it wouldn’t be that important (except perhaps to me), and I wouldn’t be writing this column. But it’s something that is likely more important and more ominous than we can even imagine.There are already common fraudulent schemes being perpetrated by both telephone and internet. One known as the “Grandparent Scam” is particularly reprehensible, first because it is perpetrated on elderly people who are, in general, more susceptible to tech-savvy criminals and second because it is based on the manipulation of familial love, trust and...
  • Seattle TV Station Fires Employee After Airing Doctored (and Insulting) Video of Trump

    01/10/2019 7:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 10, 2019 | Tim Graham
    The Seattle Times reports a staffer at local Fox affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired a doctored (and insulting) video of President Donald TrumpÂ’s first primetime speech from the Oval Office on Tuesday. Local radio host Todd Herman was sent a video from a listener. As the Times reported, "The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in the video look more saturated, leading the presidentÂ’s skin and hair to appear more orange." Here's a side-by-side video: Was video of President Trump's...
  • Former NASA engineer behind the viral YouTube glitter-bomb video admits some of it was faked

    12/21/2018 10:44:46 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-21-2018 | Jake Kanter
    FULL TITLE: 'My credibility is sort of shot': Former NASA engineer behind the viral YouTube glitter-bomb video admits some of it was faked   Mark Rober, the former NASA engineer who built a glitter bomb package that explodes after it has been stolen, has admitted that elements of his viral video were faked.Two of the so-called "thieves" filmed stealing the box were actually in on the prank.Rober said they were roped in by a friend of a friend, who offered to place the package on their porch.The YouTuber has re-edited the video and apologized to viewers.   It is one...
  • French media alters protest photo to change anti-Macron sign into pro-Macron sign

    12/19/2018 11:11:32 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 19, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a protest to change an anti-Macron sign into a pro-Macron sign France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a political protest sign to make the message on the sign the exact opposite of what is actually on the sign.The original sign (if translated to English) says, “Macron Resign.”But France3 removed the word “resign,” thus changing the meaning of the sign from anti-Macron to pro-Macron.A spokesperson from France3 said this alteration was due to “human error.”I’m not buying that. How do you “accidentally” use Photoshop (or whatever they were...
  • This Photo Claiming to be 'Cassini's Last Image' is Totally Fake

    09/04/2018 6:33:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | 08/31/2018
    The image has been doing the rounds over the past few days, racking up tens of thousands of views and retweets on social media. But the image was created using computer graphics. Some people have confused the image for a real photo simply because it appeared on the NASA website, but the description of the image makes it clear that it’s just an artist’s depiction: This artist’s concept shows an over-the-shoulder view of Cassini making one of its Grand Finale dives over Saturn. The Cassini probe was a joint project between NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency), and the Italian...
  • Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

    06/23/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | Kris Holt
    Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. Whenever someone alters an image, unless they are pixel perfect in their work, they always leave behind indicators that the photo is modified. Metadata and watermarks can help determine a source image, and forensics can probe factors like lighting, noise distribution and edges on the pixel level to find inconsistencies. If a color is slightly...
  • TIME Magazine Cover Shows a Heartless Trump Staring Down Immigrant Child

    06/21/2018 8:25:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    The family separation issue is tough, but don't expect liberals at TIME magazine to understand that. On Thursday, the magazine's cover attacked President Donald Trump as heartless."Welcome to America," the cover's title, is trending on Twitter.Orlando talk radio host Joe Kelly shared the cover, and explained it briefly. "Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring President Trump staring down at her with the words 'Welcome to America,'" he explained. Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring...
  • Fact-checked: Viral photo of boy in enclosure taken at protest, not in detention facility

    06/19/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | Naomi Lim
    A viral photo that appeared to depict a child detained at the border over his immigration status was actually taken at a protest, according to fact-checkers. The image was shared by social media users like journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who said in the caption: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal.' Kids in cages." However, fact-checking websites Snopes and PolitiFact found other pictures of the boy wearing the same clothes at a demonstration on June 10 organized by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac's Texas chapter in Dallas. Leroy Pena, who took the image, told...
  • Here Come the Fake Videos, Too

    03/07/2018 8:38:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 4, 2018 | Kevin Roose
    The scene opened on a room with a red sofa, a potted plant and the kind of bland modern art you’d see on a therapist’s wall. In the room was Michelle Obama, or someone who looked exactly like her. Wearing a low-cut top with a black bra visible underneath, she writhed lustily for the camera and flashed her unmistakable smile. Then, the former first lady’s doppelgänger began to strip. The video, which appeared on the online forum Reddit, was what’s known as a “deepfake” — an ultrarealistic fake video made with artificial intelligence software. It was created using a program...