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Clip from the movie Fall showing one of the protagonists falling from a radio antenna.
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Deepfakes Against Profanity: Film Makers of Fall Used AI to Remove F-Words

The filmmakers used technology from Flawless AI to clean up the language, enabling the film to earn a rating that welcomes younger viewers.

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Musical waves passing by our brain
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Hit Picker

A neural network may help an online music service to spot songs with the potential to go big.What’s new: Musiio uses AI to identify specific attributes and qualities in recorded music. Online audio distributor SoundCloud purchased the Singapore-

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Bridge to Explainable AI
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Bridge to Explainable AI

DeepMind’s AlphaGo famously dominated Go, a game in which players can see the state of play at all times. A new AI system demonstrated similar mastery of bridge, in which crucial information remains hidden.

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Car race
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Fast and Daring Wins the Race

Armchair speed demons have a new nemesis.What’s new: Peter Wurman and a team at Sony developed Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy), a reinforcement learning model that defeated human champions of

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Music in Phone
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Remix Master

Music generated by learning algorithms got a major push with Apple’s acquisition of a startup that makes automated mash-ups.What’s new: Apple purchased AI Music, a London startup whose software

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Seeing Through Forgeries
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Seeing Through Forgeries

Accusations of fraud hang over some of the world’s most highly valued artworks. Machine learning engineers are evaluating the authenticity of these famous pieces.What’s new: Independent researchers determined that Salvator Mundi, the

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Your Voice, Your Choice
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Your Voice, Your Choice

A startup enables people who participate in voice chat to use realistic artificial voices in real time.What’s new: Massachusetts-based Modulate offers a voice-masking tool to forestall harassment of people, particularly women and trans individuals,

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Roll Over, Beethoven
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Roll Over, Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven died before he completed what would have been his tenth and final symphony. A team of computer scientists and music scholars approximated the music that might have been.

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Too Fabulous for Face Recognition
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Too Fabulous for Face Recognition

Drop off your adversarial hats, eyeglasses, and tee shirts to the second-hand store. The latest fashion statement is adversarial makeup.What’s new: Researchers at Ben-Gurion University and NEC developed a system

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Fighting Fakes
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Fighting Fakes

A supergroup of machine learning models flags manipulated photos.What’s new: Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Alphabet, released a system that detects digitally altered images. The organization is testing it with a dozen

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Fake Aim
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Fake Aim

Gamers looking to cheat in first-person shooters can’t miss with AI-assisted marksmanship. What’s new: A video-game hack uses computer vision to blast virtual enemies at superhuman speed, Ars Technica reported.

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CLIP Art
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CLIP Art

Creative engineers are combining deep learning systems to produce a groundswell of generated imagery.What’s new: Researchers, hackers, and artists are producing new works by

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A Bicycle Built for Zero
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A Bicycle Built for Zero

Self-driving cars, get ready to share the road with self-riding bikes.What’s new: Beijing-based machine learning researcher Zhihui Peng built a riderless bike that stays upright, navigates, and avoids collisions, Synced

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Every Problem Looks Like a Nail
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Every Problem Looks Like a Nail

Robots are brushing their way into the beauty market.What’s new: A trio of companies is developing automated nail-painting devices that integrate robotics and computer vision, The New York Times

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Crosswords Go the Way of Go
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Crosswords Go the Way of Go

A hybrid of deep learning and symbolic AI took the prize at a major puzzle competition.What’s new: A system called Dr. Fill outscored nearly 1,300 human contestants at April’s annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, Slate

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