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Biden's disinformation board is authoritarian and reminds me of my life in China

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The panel on'The Five' sounds off on DHS chief's defense of new bureaucracy The Biden administration announced the establishment of the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) last week to be created within the Homeland Security Department (DHS), aiming to counter "misinformation related to homeland security." There are many unknowns about DGB. For example, we don't know how the members of DGB will be selected, what kind of power it will have, and how it defines misinformation. But the early signs are not promising. The vaguely defined roles and authorities of DGB have alarmed Americans, and many see the agency as the "Ministry of Truth" that George Orwell warned us about in his dystopian novel "1984."


How AI can help fight misinformation - ITU Hub

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Disinformation has become a global problem affecting citizens, governments and businesses. Identifying and isolating so-called "fake news" poses a major challenge across today's growing digital information ecosystem. But advances in artificial intelligence (AI) could increasingly help online information users sort out fact from fiction. The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) collects data on how misinformation – or disinformation, when deliberate – travels and spreads. The index, put out by a US-based non-profit organization, can help governments, media professionals, and other web users assess the trustworthiness of online content.


Singaporean wins $100k prize in challenge to build AI models that detect deepfakes

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SINGAPORE - A one-man team comprising Singaporean research scientist Wang Weimin beat 469 other teams from around the world in a five-month-long challenge to develop the best artificial intelligence (AI) model for detecting deepfakes, or digitally altered video clips. Mr Wang's model was 98.53 per cent accurate at telling apart genuine clips from those that featured digitally manipulated faces, voices or both. On Friday (April 29), the National University of Singapore graduate was awarded first place and a cash prize of $100,000 in the Trusted Media Challenge organised by AI Singapore, a national AI programme office under the National Research Foundation. Mr Wang, who works at Chinese tech giant ByteDance, which owns TikTok, was also offered a $300,000 start-up grant to commercialise his invention. But he said he is hoping to incorporate his AI model into his company's BytePlus platform and offer deepfake detection as a service to its clients.


Intel CEO expects chip shortage to last until at least 2024

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Since completing a degree in journalism, Aimee has had her fair share of covering various topics, including business, retail, manufacturing, and travel. She continues to expand her repertoire as a tech journalist with ZDNet. Intel chief Pat Gelsinger has predicted that the global chip shortage will remain a challenge for the industry until at least 2024, particularly in areas such as foundry capacity and tool availability. Despite this forecast, Gelsinger outlined that Intel is in a "good position" to manage the constraints that arise as a result of the supply chain shortage. "In fact, Intel is rising to meet this challenge," he told investors on Thursday during a first-quarter earnings call.


Kilmeade: George Orwell's dystopian society becoming a reality with Biden's latest action

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BRIAN KILMEADE: In his classic novel "1984," George Orwell warned the world of the dangers of government addicted to power. One where the narrative was controlled by the state and the people were forced to bend a knee. Truth-telling became the cardinal sin of Orwell's dystopian state, where a power hungry state reigned in on shutting down free speech and was all guided by what Orwell termed the Ministry of Truth. A propaganda branch of the state, in his book, whose priority was to control all forms of public information where industries like journalism, entertainment and art were all controlled by Big Brother, and the state told you what the truth was actually in their mind, which was the truth accepted. Now, the people had no say in any of it.


Ukraine says 'karma is a cruel thing' following fire at Russian ammo depot, explosions along border

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A Ukrainian presidential adviser said Wednesday that "karma is a cruel thing" after a Russian ammo depot burst into flames and explosions were heard along provinces bordering the war-torn country. Mykhailo Podolyak made the remark after a Russian official said a fire was extinguished at the ammo depot in the Belgorod region. The border provinces of Kursk and Voronezh also reported fresh explosions Wednesday, with officials there claiming to have intercepted Ukrainian drones, according to Reuters.


Synthetic media: How AI-generated characters spread disinformation

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In the last few years, many strategies and tactics have been used to generate and spread online misinformation. But a recent approach that taps into the power of artificial intelligence to create photos with high accuracy of fictitious personas that purport to be journalists or field experts poses a serious and novel threat to our society. The AI-generated characters fall under a broad umbrella called synthetic media that relies on a technique called generative adversarial network (GAN), in which two networks compete to create photos that are cross-checked to determine whether they are realistic or not. Many websites and applications are now available to generate these photos without the need of any technical background, and they are incredibly convincing. In regard to disinformation campaigns, AI-generated characters have been utilized in three main ways.


Fake News Classifier using Bidirectional LSTM

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Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often aims to damage the reputation of a person or entity or make money through advertising revenue. However, the term does not have a fixed definition and has been applied more broadly to include any type of false information, including unintentional and unconscious mechanisms, and also by high-profile individuals to apply to any news unfavorable to his/her personal perspectives. To develop a Fake News Classifier using Bidirectional Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) using Python programming Language and Keras on Cainvas Platform. Let's load our data file train.csv


World Customs Organization

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The event attracted more than 700 attendees and provided insights into how advanced technologies can help Customs administrations facilitate the flow of goods across borders. The publication titled, "The role of advanced technologies in cross-border trade: A customs perspective" provides the current state of play and sheds light on the opportunities and challenges Customs face when deploying these technologies. The publication outlines the key findings of WCO's 2021 Annual Consolidated Survey and its results on Customs' use of advanced technologies such as blockchain, the internet of things, data analytics and artificial intelligence to facilitate trade and enhance safety, security and fair revenue collection. The joint publication highlights the benefits that can result from the adoption of these advanced technologies, such as enhanced transparency of procedures, sharing of information amongst all relevant stakeholders in real time, better risk management, and improved data quality, leading to greater efficiency in Customs processes and procedures. In his remarks, WCO Deputy Secretary General Ricardo Treviño Chapa said, "Technologies will assist implementation of international trade facilitation rules and standards, such as the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with the WTO, to ensure that our work in assisting our Members' digital transformation journeys is complementary, that we bring all relevant partners to the same table, and that we avoid duplication."


Johnny Depp defamation trial: Amber Heard's personal assistant accuses actress of abusive work environment

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what clicked this week in entertainment. Amber Heard's former personal assistant accused the "Aquaman" actress of creating an abusive work environment in a videotaped deposition played Thursday during actor Johnny Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post alleging she was the victim of domestic abuse. Heard never identified Depp directly, but attorneys for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor say her allegations have negatively impacted Depp's career and relationship with his family.