Actor Matthew Morrison arrives at the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, on Nov. 23, 2014. Matthew Morrison's new film, "Crazy Alien," has been accused of animal abuse on set. During the filming of the Chinese science fiction film, a set member sent PETA a video of a German shepherd allegedly being mistreated while shooting a stunt. The video and an account of the alleged incident by the crew member was made public by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Thursday. "On November 28th, 2017, I witnessed firsthand one of the worst animal cruelty acts I have ever seen," the staffer-turned-whistleblower told PETA, per a log the group released.
New concerns over how artificial intelligence videos could spread fake news and even prompt a war. Forget fake news for a moment. Artificial intelligence is now able to generate a convincing video of a celebrity or public figure. For illicit purposes, these videos are called deepfakes and show a celebrity superimposed into an adult movie. It's not quite convincing yet, but you can see how it might evolve.
Want to know more about Amazon Echo, the HP laptop battery recall, ransomware, web printing and switching to Android? I have an Amazon Echo. I am really concerned it is listening all the time. Does it have any privacy settings? A: The fact remains that Echo records all of your commands, and the microphone is always active because the device is always listening for a "wake phrase."
Some nights I flip and flip and flip through the television channels searching for something family-friendly to watch. It blows my mind that I have several hundred channels and yet there are so few choices. The same is often true when looking for a movie for the family to go see. I grew up watching shows that built my character. I watched television series about family members who clearly loved and respected each other.
No matter how many Amazon Echo commercials you see, it takes a little time to adjust to Alexa. Putting a virtual assistant in your home signals a change in lifestyle, sort of like adopting a puppy. There will be a lot of trial-and-error, but once you find your rhythm, you'll forget what life was like without her.
People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant. This year, Echo is more popular than ever, and despite competition from Google, Amazon still dominates 75 percent of the virtual assistant market.