Fanghao Luo – Analyst, Global Industry
The Downside of StyleGAN’s Surge in Popularity
StyleGAN is an open-source, hyperrealistic human face generator with easy-to-use tools and models. An Uber engineer has now used StyleGan to create the website ThisPersonDoesNoteExist.com, which generates a new fake face every time the top page is refreshed. This site is trending, but the tech behind it not without controversy. GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) are one of the most interesting technologies in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. GANs have, however, also been used to build “deepfakes” in which individuals’ faces are realistically superimposed on target videos, effectively making them appear to be another person — and that other person is very often appearing in a porn film. Regulation and ethical practices surrounding the technology are important issues that should be discussed.
February 15 – ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com Uses AI to Generate Endless Fake Faces
- ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com generates a fake human face every time users refresh the site.
- The site is the creation of Philip Wang, a software engineer at Uber, using StyleGAN open sourced by NVIDIA.
Ivan Zhou – Analyst, Global Industry
AI Applications in the Finance Industry
The finance industry is seeing an increasing number of AI solutions across a wide range of tasks. Customers can now ask for financial assistance through Fidor’s chatbot, receive mortgage advice from UBank’s online home loan aid Mia, and take steps toward financial well-being guided by Huntington Heads Up. Companies can also reduce controllership risk and improve efficiencies with Deloitte’s Reimagine Risk Sensing solution and cut costs related to invoicing and accelerate payment processing time with Rover180. Even though there are concerns about property safety and information security, it seems certain that AI tech deployment will enable even more personalized and convenient financial services in the future.
February 15 – Deloitte Launches “Reimagine Risk Sensing” Built on SAP Cloud Platform and Powered by SAP Leonardo for Controllers and their Teams
- The Deloitte Reimagine Risk Sensing solution is designed to reduce controllership risks and improve efficiencies by providing near real-time insights on potential financial abnormalities and on manual and automated journal entry errors. The same risk sensors within the solution can also be extended into other business functions including supply chain and human resources management. The product will launch in the US and scale globally in 2019.
10 AI News You Must Know
February 15 – Inside the “Hive-Mind”: How AI-Powered Drone “Swarms” Can Benefit Society
February 15 – Introducing PlaNet: A Deep Planning Network for Reinforcement Learning
February 14 – IBM Watson Health announces $50M investment to advance AI in healthcare
February 13 – Amazon’s ‘Alexa Blueprints’ published on the US Alexa Skills Store
February 13 – Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19
February 11 – Accelerating The Internet With AI-Based Media Compression
February 9 – NVIDIA Open-Sources Hyper-Realistic Face Generator StyleGAN
February 8 – Hitachi Systems Provides Services Utilizing Machine Learning Automation Platform “Datarobot”
February6 – Machine Learning Powered Wearable Soft Robot for Patients with Limited Hand Mobility
February 4 – Intel Capital Fuels Cloud Innovation with a Combined $30 Million Investment in Three Startups
Presented by Synced Industry Analyst Team