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Stephen Colbert's robot update features a solid Elon Musk burn

Mashable

Forget "Meanwhile", Stephen Colbert has a shiny new segment called "Cyborgasm" these days, and it's all about – you guessed it – robots. "There are reports that Tesla could have a working humanoid robot by September of 2022," says Colbert, bringing up a photo of CEO Elon Musk. "Good, because Tesla's current humanoid robot has been malfunctioning lately."


Stephen Colbert rounding up the worst CES tech is equal parts funny and disturbing

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Technology has so much potential for good, and yet so many people still insist on using it for the downright strange. CES 2022 was a case in point, with the many revolutionary gadgets on display going hand-in-hand with some deeply bizarre ones. In the video above, Stephen Colbert unpacks the absolute weirdest -- from finger-nibbling robots to 3D-printed chicken cooked via lazer. "We'll get to you in a minute, cancer, we're just photoshopping some nuggets over here," says Colbert in the clip. Well, judge for your...of course it is."


Facebook Oculus research crafts strange mashup of John Oliver and Stephen Colbert

ZDNet

One thread of the recent artificial intelligence revival is crafting fakes that look and sound convincingly real, such as reproductions of paintings by known artists. Researchers at Facebook's Oculus research lab, and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon, have developed neural networks that create fake videos showing what it would be like if one person spoke in the manner of another person, or videos of a cloudy day in a place where there were actually clear skies in reality. The product of all this are videos that could be unsettling or thrilling, depending on your perspective: Comedian John Oliver's original monologue can be made to craft a new, fake sequence of video by fellow comedian Stephen Colbert, translating Oliver's expressions and mannerisms onto the likeness of Colbert. The phenomenon, known as "retargeting," has been explored for years, mainly with still images. The new research promises to refine visual fakes by employing more of the clues provided by the moment-to-moment shifts of frames in a video.


Stephen Colbert showed us Trump's IQ result and it's absolutely brutal

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Spoiler alert: they're not his real IQ results. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert made Jon Stewart say nice things about Trump and he just couldn't hack it Following Trump's Forbes interview in which he responded to the recent scandal of Rex Tillerson allegedly calling him a moron, "I think it's fake news, but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win." You can imagine how much fun Colbert had with that. He produced two sets of IQ test results, one for Tillerson and one for Trump.


'AMC Visionaries' adds Eli Roth, Roots, Gibney for new docu-series

Los Angeles Times

Stephen Colbert on Anthony Scaramucci's NSFW rant Tiffany Haddish clarifies controversial Bill Cosby remarks: 'I'm not afraid of the Big Bad Wolf' Hulu lands ABC's popular '90s programming block TGIF TV Academy announces which awards will be handed out during Primetime, Creative Arts Emmys Woody Allen's'Wonder Wheel' to complete Amazon's turn to full-service distribution Tiffany Haddish clarifies controversial Bill Cosby remarks: 'I'm not afraid of the Big Bad Wolf' Woody Allen's'Wonder Wheel' to complete Amazon's turn to full-service distribution'AMC Visionaries' adds Eli Roth, Roots, Gibney for new docu-series AMC announced several additions to its upcoming "Visionaries" docu-series Saturday at the Television Critics Assn. Writer-director-actor Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever," "Hostel") will be offering a deeper look into his signature style of genre filmmaking with "Eli Roth's History of Horror" (working title) and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter (founding members of The Roots) and Alex Gibney ('Going Clear," "History of the Eagles") will executive produce a series called "Rap Yearbook" (another working title). The cable network also has three other installments in development: "History of Video Games," "Outlaws of the Internet," and "History of Martial Arts." The new "Visionaries" members join the previously announced programs "Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics" and "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction." Kirkman and Roth were present at the AMC panel with Cameron appearing via satellite to show sneak peeks from the comics and sci-fi iterations of the series.


Stephen Colbert has got those Bey-hives as he makes his own 'Lemonade'

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The beauty of Beyoncé's epic hour-long visual album has touched every corner of the world, including The Late Show host Stephen Colbert. So much so that he was inspired to create his own rendition of the scorched earth album. With a bat reading the words "Mayonnaise" under his chartreuse wing, Colbert takes it out on those that gave him strife -- Bey style. Fortunately for those in the way of his wrath, Colbert only smashed a bunch of office supplies. And thank goodness Rachel Ray wasn't on that night.