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Deepfake Tom Cruise
Sure, Tom Cruise may have wrapped filming on his latest Mission Impossible film, but that doesn’t mean he joined TikTok. Visual effects extraordinaire Chris Ume from Belgium teamed up with Miles Fisher, a Cruise impersonator, to create the most convincing deepfake videos that most have ever seen. However, these clips weren’t created to fool people, but rather inform them of the technical possibilities of artificial intelligence.

A Day in 1920s Paris AI Upscale
H/T: PetaPixel
Historians look back on Paris between the wars as a time when the French economy boomed, starting from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period was called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, and the city reestablished itself as the capital of art, music, literature and cinema. This attracted hordes of writers and artists from around the world, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Josephine Baker. “A Day in 1920s Paris” captures some of the energy during this vibrant time period.

KODA Decentralized AI Social Robot Dog
Sure, Boston Dynamics is selling a $75,000 Spot robotic dog, but KODA wants to offer something more affordable ($45,000 – $55,000). That’s not all, this one is designed for more than just a few simple tasks, it’s capable of interacting socially with its owners, thanks to the company’s blockchain-enabled decentralized AI infrastructure. This means it can be used as a family companion, seeing-eye companion, guard dog, or even a supercomputer that helps you solve complex problems.

Jaguar Land Rover Contactless Touchscreen
Jaguar Land Rover collaborated with researchers at University of Cambridge to develop a contactless touchscreen that will not only help keep drivers’ eyes on the road, but also reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses. It’s officially called ‛predictive touch’ and this technology utilizes artificial intelligence as well as sensors to determine a user’s intended target on the display. This could be for directions on the satellite navigation, temperature controls or just changing songs on Spotify, all without touching a button.