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AI anxiety: Black Mirror on power of tech companies

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The episode of the dark sci-fi series plays into concerns over what tech companies can do with our digital likeness

 
In the new season of Netflix’s sci-fi show “Black Mirror,” an office manager finds that a streaming service is replaying her life using an avatar of Salma Hayek.

In the episode released on Thursday, the character sells her digital image to be used for creating new programming using artificial intelligence – or AI.

Annie Murphy, who plays the office manager, said the story highlights real-world concerns of actors and writers.

Earlier this month, the Writers Guild of America went on strike over concerns that studios would start using generative AI to write scripts instead of humans.

Stars such as Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves and Salma Hayek became concerned after realistic-looking “deepfakes” began to circulate online.

In their negotiations with Hollywood studios, actors are seeking protection for their images.

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Apple shares surge to record highs following AI announcement

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Apple shares increased over 7% to a record high, nearly regaining its crown as the world’s most valuable company shortly after it unveiled new AI features.

Among the excitement of Apple’s big AI announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his intention to ban Apple devices from his companies if Apple integrates its operating system with OpenAI’s technology, as reported by Reuters.

Musk’s statement came amid rising tensions between the tech giants over artificial intelligence integration and its implications for user privacy and data security.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss the latest with Apple’s AI reveal and its future implications. #featured #trending

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AI dating platform Replika is making chatbot relationships official

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Could chatbot relationships and AI dating platforms like Replika lead to the next generation of romance?

While some view chatbot dating as a revolutionary step towards combating loneliness and enhancing human interaction, others raise concerns about its impact on genuine relationships and societal norms.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all things mechanical love. #featured #trending

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Microsoft’s latest Xbox Showcase reveals a financial future focussed on subscription services

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Summer Games Fest and Xbox Showcase unveil exciting game lineups for Q4 of 2024.