Kevin Schaul, Szu Yu Chen, and Nitasha Tiku, the washington post
AI chatbots are all the rage on the internet right now, but how much do you know about how the technology is being empowered? the washington post explains how text mostly pulled from the internet is ingested and transformed into human-like speech, including training material from “proprietary, personal, and often offensive websites.”
J. Clara Chan, the hollywood reporter
Being a celebrity in the age of social media means playing a constant game of mole-fighting imposters. the hollywood reporter explains how paid verification has only increased the challenge and how companies like Social Imposter are enlisting to help.
Yousef Cole and Emile Bokaer, Polygon
A story about how “a framework of murky legality, hacked hardware, and mysterious actors,” something more akin to spies and espionage, is used to access things like video games and game of Thrones In Cuba.