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It’s a fact that we would be nowhere without technology and the many ways it has made our lives easier. But what happens when its power is m...

AI Technology may be a threat to our moral code!



It’s a fact that we would be nowhere without technology and the many ways it has made our lives easier. But what happens when its power is misused? When it is used to exploit others?
In this blog, AVCOE looks at a few advances in technology that may cause a glitch in the betterment of our society.

Deepfakes
Deepfake is an AI technology used to alter its content and make an artificial video. You can edit any face onto another and create a video of an individual doing or saying something they never actually did or said! You can create entire videos of people without them being a part of it at all. This can be used to change the game of comedy or the movie industry!

But unfortunately, this technology has been used for malicious intent rather than any positives. It is used to commit financial fraud, exploitative videos of celebrities, hoaxes, and blackmail. It plays a vital part in the degradation of women and spreading false information. Video proof may lose all credibility and authenticity as it can now easily be altered.
Take a look at it for yourself! https://youtu.be/8LhI-e2B8Lg

Adobe Voco
Deepfakes can only alter videos. You’d have to be a voice actor to replicate the voice of the person whose face is used in the Deepfake. Or do you? Adobe Voco is a software that allows you to replicate anyone’s voice!

It requires 20 minutes to understand and analyze and understand a particular voice, after which you can produce audio clips in that person’s voice. This phenomenon of cloning voices once again raises ethical questions. Your voice can be manipulated to say anything. It questions the authenticity of any kind of audio proof.


In this way, digital media can now be altered to fit individual narratives and lose any element of truth. Lawyers, journalists and other professionals that use digital media as evidence of the truth can no longer rely on it. Today’s technology uses a person’s identity as a password. If your face and your voice are accessible to anyone, your password isn’t a secret any longer! There are a few ways these AI technologies are being controlled i.e. Deepfakes being banned on many social media websites, but we have a long way to go before we fully understand the repercussions and harm that this technology can cause and find a way to fully eliminate it or find technology to detect it.


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Photo credit: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614269/facebook-is-making-ai-deepfakes-to-head-off-a-disinformation-disaster/

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‘YouTubers’ are the new-gen entrepreneurs. This career path is the easiest to embark on but slightly difficult to succeed in. We live in a t...

Ryan ToysReview: The 4-year-old Entrepreneur

‘YouTubers’ are the new-gen entrepreneurs. This career path is the easiest to embark on but slightly difficult to succeed in. We live in a time where all you need to acquire fame and fortune is a star in a video that ends up going viral. But the probability of going viral is often unexpected. There doesn’t seem to be a parameter to judge whether or not your work will go viral for certain. This blog will focus on one of the youngest Youtubers that have made it to the top!

Ryan Kaji at age 4, began reviewing toys on Youtube in 2015. Today, at the age of 8 years old, his channel that was originally Ryan ToysReview, now Ryan’s World has a following of a whopping 22.4 million subscribers! According to Forbes, Ryan makes 22 million dollars in a year. Not bad for someone who’s still completing his primary education. His channel, run by his parents, mainly centers around Ryan reviewing brand new toys in the market. They also post educational videos, humorous skits, and various other concept videos.

Once Ryan’s channel began to take off his family signed up with a management team to help streamline his money, brand deals and optimize his success. This has greatly contributed to Ryan’s World becoming a million-dollar empire. He endorses some of the top brands in the markets and makes substantial profits on the sales of his own brand’s merchandise. His merch is featured in Target, Walmart and on Amazon. Ryan has expanded from the Youtube platform to Colgate, Nickelodeon, Bonkers Toys, Roku, and aforementioned, Walmart.

This family channel with a fan following of millions of preschoolers has shown no indication of slowing down and with the help of the management companies they have signed with are reaching brand new heights. Who would’ve thought a primary school kid could build an empire by simply doing what he loves, with the exception of being in front of a camera! We, as adults can surely take a page out of Ryan’s World and be inspired to gain abundant success while doing what we love.


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