#ArtificialReality is the next step beyond #ArtificialIntelligence, and the human mind could be completely rewired in the process. Court evidence could be faked, brainwashing would be permanent, memories could be created. The greatest danger will be for young children whose minds are just figuring out what reality is and isn’t. The most powerful delivery mechanism will be Virtual Reality devices that stimulate multiple senses during the simulation.
Using artificial intelligence experts have created a ‘#falsereality’ that is so similar to real-life you may not be able to tell it is a simulation.
New advancements in graphics manipulations made by neural networks mean artificial simulations look deceptively like the real thing.
Developers say in the future AI-generated scenes could be used to create training data for self-driving cars.
However, this technology also has a darker side and could lead us into strange #hyperreality where simulation becomes indistinguishable from real life.
Researchers from #SantaClara-based technology company #Nvidia have created images that show AI generated scenes created from real ones. ‘We present high-quality image translation results on various challenging unsupervised image translation tasks, including street scene image translation, animal image translation, and face image translation,’ the company website said.
Researchers led by Ming-Yu Liu used ‘image-to-image’ translations to transform an outdoor winter image into an AI-generated summer scene.
They could also transform sunny weather into wet weather.
The system relies on generative adversarial networks (GAN). Researchers at the #Google Brain AI lab first developed GAN which consists of two neural networks that learn from looking at raw data.
It uses input to ‘teach’ an algorithm about a particular subject by feeding it massive amounts of information.
One looks at the raw data – in this case the real life scene – while the other generates fake images based on the data set. More in comments#Technocracy#BuildingTheMatrix
On this day in 1976, Bob and @officialritamarley were both shot in an attempted assassination, just two days before the Smile Jamaica concert. Amid the political warfare between the democratic socialist People's National Party (PNP) and the conservative Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Bob and the Wailers agreed to put on Smile Jamaica as a free event for the people. The incumbent PNP leadership decided to hold a snap election just 10 days after the concert, however, and it appeared to some as though the concert was in support of the current government. While on break in the kitchen during a final rehearsal session, two gunman entered the property and began shooting into the room. Having turned his body to avoid a direct hit, a bullet ended up grazing Bob's chest and lodging itself in his left arm. Rita, driving away to escape the gunfire, was shot in the back of her head, but fortunately the car window and her thick dreadlocks slowed down the bullet and saved her from serious injury. Manager Don Taylor was also shot multiple times in the chest, and was rushed to a hospital in Miami for surgery. Miraculously, all survived, and the band would go on to perform at Smile Jamaica on December 5th, 1976. #todayinbobslife