Author: Francisco Memoria

Researchers Develop AI That Evaluates Quality and Potential Popularity of Short Stories

Researchers have been trying to get artificial intelligence (AI) to understand and generate narratives for years. A big problem in this line of research has now been seemingly solved, as researchers from Disney and the University of Massachusetts at Boston have developed neural networks that can evaluate short stories and predict how popular they could be with a large audience. AI that can Evaluate Short Stories Though this AI can evaluate stories, …
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Faketoken Android Malware Can Steal Victims’ Calls, Texts, and Credit Cards

By now, Android users know that they should avoid installing apps from third-party websites and unsolicited download prompts. Those who do not take security seriously end up having to deal with malware that can potentially cost them thousands of dollars. Faketoken, a one-year-old malware strain, recently evolved into a serious security threat, according to Kaspersky Labs. Faketoken Is No Joke Faketoken, according to various reports, used to cause low-level infections. It has recently …
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AI Creates Fictional HD Images Using Real-World Street View Photos

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to advance at an unprecedented pace. Although it is not yet ready to create fictional worlds on its own, it is getting close. Recently, researchers at Stanford University and Intel debuted a new AI project that creates fictional street view images out of real-world photos, in high definition. An AI that Creates Photorealistic Images What researchers at Stanford and Intel created is essentially an imaginative AI that creates photorealistic street …
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Neo-Nazi Website Banished to the Dark Web

Recent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent as 32-year-old Heather Hayer was killed after a car rammed into a group of counter-protesters. The subsequent fallout triggered a debate around the responsibility that tech companies might have for enabling extremist content on their platforms. Apps like Discord already shut down Neo-Nazi servers, and recently both Google and GoDaddy pulled the plug on a widely-known extremist website, The Daily Stormer. Moving to the Dark …
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