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YouTuber asks an AI for video ideas, gets a surprising response


British YouTuber Tom Scott has such a distinctive style to his videos that they can -- and have -- lent themselves quite well to parody in the past, both from humans and AIs alike. But for his latest video, Scott decided to use this to his advantage. After getting access to OpenAI's GPT-3 text generator, Scott fed it a large number of his previous video titles to see if it could come up with some new and original story ideas for him. And after a few false starts with titles that were either too boring or nonsensical, it ended up nailing it. "GPT-3 has a setting called Temperature, which is basically how predictable it should be," explains Scott in the video above.

Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)


The truth is out there. When I was a kid, my brother and I made a UFO out of paper plates, tin foil and marbles. Then we got on the roof with our spaceship dangling from a fishing line and, using our mom's plastic 110 camera, captured incontrovertible proof that we are not alone in the universe. But when everything went digital, creation and distribution both got easier, faster and more broadly distributed. And artificial intelligence (AI) will take it to a whole new level, enabling anyone to create perfect fakes of difficult-to-fake media, like video and audio.

What we know and don't know about these videos alleging illicit strategies by Democrats

PBS NewsHour

HARI SREENIVASAN: WikiLeaks is not the only online organization making political news. Lisa Desjardins takes a closer look at a new release that also targets Democrats. LISA DESJARDINS: The videos are from a conservative group famous and infamous for undercover work. But let's start with the content. There are two videos and two allegations against Democrats.

Netflix announces 'Space Force' comedy series starring Steve Carell


If you've missed The Office and Steve Carell's Michael Scott, Netflix's latest series announcement may be a bit of welcome news. In a video, which you can see below, Netflix has revealed a new workplace comedy called Space Force, which will center on the (fictional) folks tasked with getting President Trump's Space Force up and running. In an overlay, the video notes how, last year, the Trump administration announced Space Force as a future sixth military branch. "The goal of the new branch is'to defend satellites from attack' and'perform other space-related tasks.' Or something," it continues, adding that the series will feature "the men and women who have to figure it out."

Charlotte Protesters March For Sixth Night Despite Shooting Video Release

International Business Times

A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom police said was armed when officers shot him. Crowds were smaller on Sunday than earlier in the week, but protesters said they would continue until police, who on Saturday released portions of videos showing Scott's death, published all the footage. The video released offered no clear evidence that Scott was holding a gun when he was shot. "It's one word: transparency," said, Kerby McLean, 26, a pastor at Perpetual Hope Kingdom International church in Charlotte, calling on elected leaders to get the tape.