'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

[ad_1] Deepfake videos can make it appear that people are doing or saying fictional things in an effort to spread misinformation Technology firms and academics have joined together to launch a “deepfake challenge” to improve tools to detect videos and other media manipulated by artificial intelligence. The initiative announced Thursday includes $10 million from Facebook […]

Kobo debuts Libra H2O e-reader, updates software with more tools for readers

[ad_1] Valentina Palladino Nearly one year after releasing the Forma e-reader, Kobo returns today with a new slab dubbed the Kobo Libra H2O. The $169 e-reader retains the skeleton of the Forma, but is actually a smaller device. It has a 7-inch, 1680×1264, 300ppi E Ink display, down from the Forma’s 8-inch display, but it has […]

Tech tools to keep you safe

[ad_1] “The self-defense seminars that I teach are all weapons-based,” White said. “Because I do believe, even after all this time doing martial arts, that the empty-hands stuff, it’s effective but it takes time to distill. And it’s not always going to work out for you on the street. I always promote somebody leveling the […]

Snapchat launches new tools for developers, making AR filter creation easier for beginners

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Snapchat is launching a new tool for developers that will enable them to create filters so you can change your hair color and try on curated makeup in augmented reality. Starting on Tuesday, creators will find a wide range of new templates and features on Snapchat’s desktop app Lens Studio. […]

Snapchat launches new tools for developers, making AR filter creation easier for beginners

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Snapchat is launching a new tool for developers that will enable them to create filters so you can change your hair color and try on curated makeup in augmented reality. Starting on Tuesday, creators will find a wide range of new templates and features on Snapchat’s desktop app Lens Studio. […]

New tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments

[ad_1] The team tested ShareAR with three case study apps: Cubist Art (top panel), which lets users create and share virtual artwork with each other; Doc Edit (bottom left panel), which lets users create virtual notes or lists they can share or keep private; and Paintball (bottom right panel), which lets users play paintball with […]

New tools to detect digital domestic abuse

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Carol is locked in a custody battle with her abusive ex-husband. She has an order of protection against him, but he’s somehow able to access her private photos and post them on Facebook. He hacks into her online accounts, where he poses as her to insult her friends and family. […]

'MacGyver'-like robot can build own tools by assessing form, function of supplies

[ad_1] Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age. Using a novel capability to reason about shape, function, and attachment of unrelated parts, researchers have for the first time successfully trained an intelligent […]