AI BRIEFS: August 2019

AI and machine learning set to change science journalism landscape
INDIA SCIENCE WIRE | August 30, 2019 | by Umashankar Mishra
| ‘In journalism, content is crucial, not the person who writes it,’ said Vasudeva Varma, an AI expert from Indian Institute of Information Technology.

People do grammar bad. Google’s AI is hear too help. 
WASHINGTON POST | August 26, 2019 | By Martie C. Baca | ‘Tech companies are supercharging their digital grammar editors with artificial intelligence and machine learning in an attempt to make clear, persuasive writing easier than ever.’

Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech 
BBC News | August 20, 2019 |‘Google says it has made it possible for a smartphone to interpret and “read aloud” sign language… Until now, this type of software has only worked on PCs.’

This AI generates fake news about anything you want. Try it!
FAST COMPANY | August 16, 2019 | by Mark Wilson | ‘Can Donald Trump do 100 push-ups a day? Let this AI convince you.’

Deepfake danger: what a viral clip of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise tells us
THE GUARDIAN | August 13, 2019 | by Elle Hunt |
 “The general public are aware that photos could be Photoshopped, but they have no idea that this could be done with video.”

Scope of AI in Video Editing
CIO REVIEW | August 9, 2019 |
‘Currently, it is best to consider AI as a tool that reduces the time it takes for video editing and simplifies the process.’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stats News: 50% Of Americans Optimistic And 50% Fearful About AI
FORBES | August 4, 2019 | by Gil Press |
‘recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the health and progress of AI found that Americans are evenly divided over its promise or peril while not entirely sure what it is’

Artificial intelligence predicts
SCIENCE | August 2, 2019 |
Artificial intelligence predicts which movies will succeed—and fail—simply from plot summaries.’

Bytedance upgrades AI tool to identify vulgar content on news app Jinri Toutiao
TECH ASIA | August 2, 2019 | by Tracy Qu |
‘the ruling Communist Party has tightened its grip on the nation’s internet sector, which has the world’s largest online population with 829 million as of end of December, to guard against the proliferation of pornography, gambling, fake news, and political dissent.’

Mad Men versus machines as robots write ad slogans
THE TIMES | August 1, 2019 | by Tom Knowles |
‘America’s largest bank claims that artificial intelligence devises better advertisements for its credit cards than humans.’

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