???? Some news this morning ???? We've acquired SMS tool Groundbase & are launching Shadow, a company focused on building the technology infrastructure needed to enable Democrats to run better, more efficient campaigns. Learn more in @politico's Morning Score: https://t.co/wwibAvwgCw pic.twitter.com/gLGj63gAFE … [Read more...] about Shadow Inc.’s Iowa caucus meltdown sent Twitter into overdrive to find the app’s real parents
Jigsaw developed the tool in Assembler for detecting deepfakes—images or video manipulated with AI to portray people doing or saying fictional things, sometimes for political reasons. The tool, called StyleGAN, uses two separate neural networks working against each other to identify image traits with greater and greater accuracy. Another tool, which Jigsaw calls its “ensemble model,” is trained with data from each of the individual image scanners on the platform, allowing it to analyze an image for multiple types of manipulation simultaneously. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a prodigious problem’: How Google’s Jigsaw is sniffing out faked images
18th century to harken back to ancient Greece and Rome; at the time, it spoke to democratic and Enlightenment principles. But its context shifted in the 20th century as it became the preferred style of autocrats during World War II; most notably, Hitler leaned on classical architecture to wield power and as a motivator of nationalist pride harkening back to the past. Hitler tapped chief architect Albert Speer to design classical monuments meant to embody the Reich and inspire awe; examples were the sprawling Nuremberg rally grounds and the gargantuan “Volkshalle” building, which was never built. … [Read more...] about Trump’s executive order would impose classical style on federal buildings. Should we be worried?