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Fraudsters Deepfaked Company Director’s Voice In $35 Million Bank Heist

Startup is creating personalized deepfakes for corporations — Major companies in India are using Rephrase.ai to create avatars of celebrities and executives, and commercial use is coming soon.

Japanese police arrested a 43-year-old man for using artificial intelligence to effectively unblur pixelated porn videos. Penises and vaginas are pixelated in Japanese porn because an obscenity law forbids the explicit depictions of genitalia.

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week [“When people can not change things, they change the words” –Jean Jaurès]

Donald Trump Does a SPAC Deal — I think that a more realistic valuation method here is not to worry about cash flows at all — as Trump SPAC clearly does not — and treat the stock simply as a token of public interest in Donald Trump.

A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring or merging with an existing company. Also known as “blank check companies,” SPACs have been around for decades, but their popularity has soared in recent years.

Poaching drove the evolution of tusk-free elephants — Researchers have identified genetic factors that stop tusk development

There are some scattered laboratory studies that suggest being cold might weaken the immune system, making us more vulnerable to those viruses. A 2017 study found that immune cells that are chilled are less effective at fighting off viruses, at least in a lab dish […] In a 2005 study by other researchers, college students whose feet were soaked in cold water for 20 minutes a day were more likely to get sick than those not exposed to the cold. [NY Times] More: Contrary to popular belief, cold weather cannot make you sick, at least not directly.

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