Trump Jr. shares a fake Photoshop of his daddy's approval rating

Donald Trump Jr. was caught red-handed for a terrible Photoshop job, but this time it wasn't because he airbrushed his pores into oblivion

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Don Jr. shared a CNN report comparing Trump's approval ratings with statistics from Obama's presidency. 

"Amazing," Trump Jr. captioned it. "I guess there is a magic wand to make things happen and @realdonaldtrump seems to have it."

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Source: Mashable UK

Watch Jordan Peele use AI to make Barack Obama deliver a PSA about fake news

What does the future of fake news look like? No one really knows, but here’s a little sampler from Jordan Peele and BuzzFeed, who teamed up to make the above PSA. Using some of the latest AI techniques, Peele ventriloquizes Barack Obama, having him voice his opinion on Black Panther (“Killmonger was right”) and call President Donald Trump “a total and complete dipshit.”

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Source: The Verge

Fake news: A world of pixel-perfect forgeries is coming

The images are jerky, as dashcam footage often is: A car travels down an American highway, with green grass at the side of the road and leaves on the branches of passing trees. At first glance, the video seems utterly mundane - but its very ordinariness is extraordinary, because this landscape never existed.

Over the past 18 months, researchers from around the world have made huge advances in manipulating pictures, images and sound using "machine learning" - artificial intelligence (AI) programs that continually refine their output. The success suggests that within the next decade we might live in a world full of pixel-perfect fake news. How will we ever trust our eyes again?

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Source: Straits Times

Source: Straits Times