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Google Pixel’s Face-Altering Photo Tool Sparks AI Manipulation Debate 🔎
🚀 Discover the limits of reality with Google's Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which challenge our understanding of authenticity in photographs. With its 'Best Take' feature, you can choose from past expressions and incorporate them into new photographs. Suddenly, everyone is smiling, even if they weren't originally!
🌐 Google's 'Magic Editor' is another ground-breaking feature, manipulating pictures by erasing, moving or resizing any element. It stitches the gap left behind with textures it predicts from analyzing millions of other photos. Using deep learning tech, these modifications apply to any picture in your Google Photos library, regardless of the device used when capturing them.
💡 As an advocate of digital innovation, I regard this as an impressive leap - but one that we should approach with caution. The ability to alter reality so seamlessly raises questions about the definitions of real and artificial. We saw similar concerns with the mental health impact of photoshop - people struggled to distinguish between the real and the manipulated. We need to consider the impact technologies like this can have on our perception of reality.
💭 But let's not forget, this is not just about Google. It's about how we all perceive reality. Our brain continually fills in gaps in our environment, creating a subjective reality, just like Google’s AI/ML technologies do.
🔎 As we stand on the brink of an indistinguishable digital-physical reality, we need to continually evaluate and navigate the blurred boundaries between authenticity and manipulation. As someone working at the forefront of innovation and specializing in Web3, AI, and the Metaverse, this is a responsibility none of us should take lightly.
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Read the article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-67170014
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