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In case you haven't heard, #ZAO is a Chinese app which completely blew up since Friday. Best application of 'Deepfake'-style AI facial replacement I've ever seen.

Here's an example of me as DiCaprio (generated in under 8 secs from that one photo in the thumbnail) 🤯
It's already under a lot of fire for user privacy protection under their terms and conditions. So consider this my sacrifice to demonstrate so you don't have to give up your portrait identity rights 😅
It’s clear that #ZAO isn’t really going for "accuracy" per se, but rather a "subjective" good looking result. Similar to a beauty cam, it retains facial structure of the original actors, so the cherry picked results more or less always looks good and encourages users to share.
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1/ Finally saw Ready Player One in Mumbai. It was even trashier than I expected. I mean, how could the world design be SO unimaginative?
2/ Nothing felt fresh, nothing breathed LIFE in it. Not even the damn headset design! Like, seriously?!? I mean how in hell anyone would think that in 30 years VR devices will still look like glorified ski goggles?!?!?
3/ On a more serious note, I feel that RPO, in polar opposite to #BlackPanther, just closes down our imagination rather than opens it up in terms of what we can be as human society & what is the reality we can create for future generations.
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Hier j'ai vu #ReadyPlayerOne et c'était malaise/20.
Je ne comprends pas les reviews dithyrambiques. Ok il y a 2-3 séquences visuellement réussies, comme la course de voitures, mais sinon c'est assez moyen :/
La morale de fin ne fait pas de sens par rapport au film en lui-même et fait passer Spielberg pour un vieux réac.
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I recently had my 24th anniversary at work so I thought I'd share some of my best Microsoft memories over the next year.

#MicrosoftLife
I started working for Microsoft Consulting Services on Feb 14, 1994(Valentines Day) in Minneapolis. I went onsite with a customer that same day, getting introduced around. I also setup my first "laptop"-a Compaq Portable 386. "Weighs less than 20 pounds!"
old-computers.com/museum/compute…
This was also when the excitement for Windows 95 was just starting. Here's one of first free t-shirts I ever received. For a day or 2 I worked the booth at the Minnesota State Fair, demonstrating Win95 to fair goers.
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Just saw the @ReadyPlayerOne movie and want to know how it stacks up against the reality of virtual reality? This thread that breaks down what RP1 gets right, not-quite-right, and flat-out wrong about the future of #VR, immersion, & the metaverse.
We’ll also examine the tech #ReadyPlayerOne left out altogether. After all, the film is set in 2045, and given the exponential rate of technological advancement, 27 years will likely yield some dramatic changes in society.
There are a few articles that have pointed out some of the basics, but having worked in the industry for 4+ years, I want to paint a fuller picture of our impending reality, with RP1 as the jumping-off point.
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Hi, @constancegrady - just read the article. First of all, thank you. It's among the more evenhanded approaches to #ReadyPlayerOne than I've seen around. Highly recommended. Just wanted to post my reaction, if you're willing to humor me. /1
Let me mention before I start that your opinion of the book pretty much matches my own -- pretty standard white male nerd power fantasy with a cyberpunk flair. Enjoyed it for what it was. I still liked it better when it was called "Snow Crash." /2
But it's the "white male nerd" part of it that's the real problem here, right? Because if I'm reading your article correctly -- it seems you're saying that the entire figure of the "white male nerd" has been irrevocably tainted by Gamergate. Is that a fair summation? /3
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