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Policy: Biden deepfake robocall exposes need for AI regulation
Web Design: Hatch no-code tool lets users sketch websites with AI
Photography: Artisse AI gets $6.7M for realistic AI photo app
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The Biden Deepfake Robocall Is Only The Beginning
The recent Biden deepfake robocall scandal is a red flag; it underscores the urgency for regulation in the AI space. With the robocall mimicking President Biden and misleading voters, we're seeing the darker side of generative AI. "Policymakers must rush to put in place protections, or we're facing electoral chaos," asserts Robert Weissman of Public Citizen. This breach of trust goes beyond mere technological misuse; it attacks the very core of democratic processes.
Regulatory measures are inching forward, but the deepfake dilemma outpaces them. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Representative Yvette Clarke push for AI transparency in content creation, aiming to outlaw AI-generated deception. Yet, the tech industry’s self-regulation through watermarks is not foolproof. Bad actors won't willingly flag their fakes. The AI-generated Biden robocall might just be the tip of the iceberg, signaling a potential surge in election-related deepfakes. wired
Why does this matter?
As deepfakes grow more sophisticated, the risk isn't just to the truth; it's to our decision-making frameworks. Imagine deepfakes tailored to influence key stakeholders during corporate takeovers or stock market moves – the implications go far beyond politics.
Sketch-A-Site: Hatch Launches No-Code Drawing Tool For Web Design
The creative landscape just evolved. Hatch's latest innovation, Hatch Draw, is a game-changer - transforming doodles to digital masterpieces. This no-code tool lets anyone sketch out a concept and watch it come to life as a fully interactive website or app. It's a leap for inclusivity in design, enabling a personalized touch that's been tricky to achieve in the digital realm.
Hatch Draw, coupled with Hatch AI's muscle from GPT-4, empowers users to articulate what they want, then sits back as AI weaves the technical web. "Creators can truly personalize their online presence," says Darrin Massena, the co-founder. This fusion of simplicity and sophistication could usher in a wave of creativity previously barricaded by the complexities of coding. Importantly, it's not a premium add-on but a free feature for Hatch users, signaling a strategic move to democratize design. techradar
Artisse AI Raises $6.7M For Its ‘More Realistic’ AI Photography App
In the crowded field of AI photography apps, Artisse AI's recent $6.7 million seed funding signals a strong market belief in its unique value proposition: hyper-realistic images. With over 200,000 downloads and a reach of 43 million on social media, Artisse leverages its propriety model to deliver professional-level photography, accessible to anyone with a smartphone. It stands out by considering an extensive range of factors - race, facial structures, skin tones, to name a few - to produce more authentic images.
While competitors focus on volume, Artisse emphasizes image quality. Founder William Wu, with roots in investment and strategy, recognized the gap in personal photography for the average smartphone user. Artisse's advanced model, trained on public domain photography, doesn't just replicate but enhances the user's reality. The app's potential extends beyond social media presence, with plans to explore virtual fitting rooms and group photos with celebrities, indicating a broader vision for AI in the consumer space. techcrunch
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Google Chrome Adds Three New AI Features To Make Your Internet Browsing Life Easier
Tab groups now auto-organize your browsing, clustering related pages with suggested labels. Right-click, "Organize Similar Tabs," and you're sorted.
Writing aids are evolving. Chrome's "Help me write" tool debuts next month, offering real-time composition assistance. Right-click, select, and the AI polishes your text, from tweets to emails.
Lastly, you can now personalize your browser with AI-generated themes. Mood, color, art style – mix, match, and manifest your digital workspace aesthetic. zdnet
Around The World
Kin.art Unveils New Free Tool Designed to Shield Artists' Work from Unauthorized Learning by Generative AI Models
Chinese startup 01.AI leads the pack in the competitive open source artificial intelligence sector, showcasing innovative advancements and collaborations.
University of Texas at San Antonio Launches Innovative College Focused on Advancing Artificial Intelligence Education and Research.
I was approached by the Founder of The Future of Money event in Toronto to create a unique 40 sec AI-video for their home page banner, illustrating the dynamic evolution of money.
Made with new interpolation techniques in #AnimateDiff
Check it out on their site 👇
— fabdream.ai (@intothefab)
Jan 23, 2024
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