New York (CNN Business)Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the photo-sharing platform is still figuring out how to address doctored videos, also known as deepfakes. "We don't have a policy against deepfakes currently," Mosseri told CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King in an interview that aired Tuesday. "We're trying to evaluate if we wanted to do that and if so, how you would define deepfakes." Mosseri joined Instagram's parent company Facebook (FB) in 2008 and took the helm of Instagram in October 2018 after the founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the company. King asked Mosseri about a deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, which falsely portrays him as saying, "Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures." The video was made by using 2017 footage of Zuckerberg from CBS's streaming news service CBSN with artificial intelligence technology to manipulate Zuckerberg's face to … [Read more...] about Instagram head says company is evaluating how to handle deepfakes
(CNN)Demi Lovato has found love again. The singer and actress posted a photo of herself and her new beau late Tuesday on her official Instagram account. The selfie shows Lovato getting a smooch from model Austin Wilson. View this post on Instagram My ❤️... A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Nov 12, 2019 at 10:56pm PST "My (heart emoticon)," her caption reads. Wilson also shared a photo showing him embracing Lovato, 27. Read More View this post on Instagram My Love🥰 A post shared by 🌴 LA🌴 (@austingwilson) on Nov 12, 2019 at 11:03pm PST His caption reads, "My Love." Here's what you need to know about Wilson: He's a model The 25-year-old has shared some of his work as a model on social media, including his work with men's skincare line Baxter of California. View this post on Instagram @baxterofca A post shared by 🌴 LA🌴 (@austingwilson) on Jan 25, 2018 at 12:06pm PST Son of a skater His … [Read more...] about Demi Lovato and Austin Wilson are Instagram official, but who is he?
Welcome back to Tech Chronicle. There’s no cash-back reward if you subscribe, but I definitely offer a high interest rate. Playing cards Imagine, if you will, a credit card designed for online use, streamlined for digital use and stripped of unnecessary physical features. I’m talking, of course, about Citibank’s ClickCredit card, introduced 20 years ago. “It’s a totally new kind of payment tool, designed for the virtual world,” Antony Jenkins, the bank’s director of online initiatives, told IDG News at the time. You can imagine my patented I’ve-seen-this-all-before eyeroll when Apple made carbon-copy promises about its new Apple Card two decades later. It has a security chip, like most modern credit cards, which wasn’t available when ClickCredit rolled out, but it also has a magnetic stripe, which no less an authority than Apple CEO Tim Cook has called “outdated and vulnerable.” ClickCredit did away with the stripe, … [Read more...] about The Apple Card is just a credit card (and not a particularly special one)
(CNN)She's one of the most talented soccer players on the planet -- but Sam Kerr is now gearing up to take on a brave new world after signing for English club Chelsea. The Australian star has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the London club and will be available for selection from January. She will arrive at the club on December 27. Kerr, the all-time leading goalscorer in both the Australian and American leagues, led her country to the last 16 of the 2019 World Cup, scoring five goals along the way. Sam Kerr of Australia gets a selfie taken with a young fan after the 2019 Cup of Nations match between Australia and the Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on March 3, 2019 in Brisbane. The signing is a huge coup for Chelsea, which did not qualify for this season's Champions League, but currently sits top of the English Women's Super League. "The WSL is the best league in Europe," Kerr told the club's official website. "I want team success and I don't want it to come easy. I … [Read more...] about Sam Kerr: Chelsea wins race to land Australian soccer star
San Francisco (CNN Business)Even a toddler can figure out the right way to put together a pizza: you roll out the dough, add some sauce, sprinkle on cheese, put the toppings on, then pop the whole thing in the oven. It's a much trickier task for a computer to grasp, however. How does it know what to do first? Whether cheese should go on before or after sauce? Is there a right way to arrange toppings? And what about that whole baking thing? Researchers at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute set out to answer these questions with a recent project in which they taught artificial intelligence to, well, not exactly make a pizza but, more precisely, figure out the order in which it should be constructed. Essentially, the researchers built an AI system that can look at a photo of pizza and deduce what ingredients should go on which layer of the pie. The researchers presented a paper on their work last week at an AI conference in Long Beach, California. It might sound silly, but … [Read more...] about AI can learn how a pizza is assembled. Here’s why that matters