Elon musk says the last few months have been tough following purchase of Twitter
Elon Musk has made a surprise appearance on the BBC.
The Twitter and Tesla boss unexpectedly agreed to have a last-minute conversation with Britain’s public broadcaster.
This follows the BBC objecting a new tag describing it as “government funded media” on its main Twitter account.
Musk says his aim is to make the social media platform transparent and honest, but agrees the tag can be updated.
He went onto say the BBC is one of the “least biased” outlets in his opinion.
The BBC has always maintained its impartiality and operates through a Royal Charter agreed with the government, which says it must be independent.
When it comes to his purchase of Twitter, Musk admits the last few months have been “tough”.
And what about the hot topic of the year – AI?
The correspondent questioned Musk on whether we are seeing a huge moment for the sector.
The Twitter boss says AI has been going a long time but needs an “easy interface” like chatbot ChatGPT has provided.
He’s been warning about safety for decades and believes there should be a regulatory body to make sure it doesn’t present a danger to the public in the future. #trending #featured
Deepfakes are taking over Hollywood
Deepfakes are the online phenomenon changing the way in which we consume and trust social media
Have you ever scrolled through social media and found a celebrity selling something a bit left of centre?
Chances are you have fallen victim to a deepfake.
These images and videos are a type of artificial intelligence, which promises to create doctored videos, which are almost impossible to tell apart from the real thing.
They have typically been used in pornographic clips and for celebrity endorsements.
Prince Harry involved in ‘near catastrophic’ car chase
Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death
Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi photographers in New York.
The incident took place after they left the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work.
“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers,” said Prince Harry’s spokesperson.
The chase involved paparazzi driving on the sidewalk, running red lights and driving while taking pictures.
“I thought that was a bit reckless and irresponsible,” New York Mayor Eric Adams said.
Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death.
Princess Diana was killed when her limousine crashed as it sped away from chasing paparazzi in Paris in 1997.
Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties in 2020, partly over what they described as intense media harassment.
Harry is currently involved in numerous court cases in London where he has accused papers of using unlawful methods to target him and his family.
Tom Hanks open to continuing career with A.I. help
Despite the crackdown on A.I., one famous actor has raised the prospect of his career continuing after his death by using the technology
‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Cast Away’ actor Tom Hanks says new tech could be used to recreate his image to appear in movies “from now until kingdom come”.
Hanks was asked about the legal ramifications of A.I. on a recent podcast with Adam Buxton.
He says talks are being held in the film industry about how to protect actors from the effects of the technology.
Hanks told the host: “I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on.”
The award-winning actor acknowledged that tech developments could lead to an AI-generated version of himself appearing in films he may not not normally choose.
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