AI will protect kids on Instagram, researchers create Eminem’s deepfake track and more from the world of AI

We strive to inform readers not only about developments in the bitcoin industry, but also to talk about what is happening in related technological areas – cybersecurity, and now in the world of artificial intelligence (AI).

ForkLog has collected the most important news from the AI ​​world over the past week.


  • Future electric cars from BMW will be equipped with the onboard AI iDrive 8, with which the driver will be able to control the functions of the car without interrupting driving.
  • Instagram is using AI to discover children’s profiles so that unfamiliar adults cannot send them private messages.
  • Facebook introduced Learning from Videos, an AI algorithm that uses public videos of social media users for self-learning.
  • Microsoft has ported the noise canceling feature from Teams to Skype, but only for desktop apps so far.
  • A group of enthusiasts used the GPT-3 language model and recorded Eminem’s deepfake track.

BMW unveils onboard AI iDrive 8 for future electric cars

BMW has announced the release of an updated version of the iDrive 8 infotainment system, which will support natural language processing, gesture control and cloud-based machine learning. The updated system will appear aboard the upcoming iX and i4 electric vehicles.

The onboard AI system, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, will be the primary point of contact between the driver and the iDrive 8. It will consider external conditions such as traffic and road conditions before attempting to interact with the vehicle’s occupants.

The AI ​​will also control features such as climate control, ambient lighting, audio playback, opening and closing windows, dimming the panoramic glass roof and switching between driver assistance systems so as not to distract him from driving. The IPA can also provide vehicle status information and provide detailed information on local attractions.

My Modes is another new iDrive 8 feature that replaces the old Driving Mode controls. This allows the driver to personalize and activate up to ten vehicle parameters in one command group.

BMW also relies heavily on cloud-based machine learning to improve IPA responsiveness. For example, the developers taught iDrive 8 to better anticipate the climate management needs of its drivers based on 440 million training trips from around the world. Thanks to this, the assistant can automatically set the optimal temperature in the cab, based not only on the external environmental conditions, but also on the personal habits of the driver.

The first batches of BMW electric vehicles with the updated iDrive will go on sale approximately in early 2022.

Artificial intelligence will shield kids on Instagram from adult strangers

Instagram has unveiled two new artificial intelligence tools designed to protect young social media users.

The first feature will prevent adults from sending messages to people under the age of 18 who don’t follow them. When he tries to send a message, the system will notify him that he cannot send it to this account.
Instagram did not reveal how the system works, but parent company Facebook said it uses AI to determine the age of users.

“This feature is based on our work in predicting the age of people using machine learning technology and the age that people tell us when they sign up,” the developers said on the Facebook blog.

The second function sends prompts to teenage users encouraging them to be careful when communicating with adults with whom they already have a connection.

The system first detects potentially suspicious behavior, such as when an adult sends a large number of friend requests or messages to children. It then inserts a security notice into the recipient’s private messages and gives the recipient the option to immediately stop communicating, block, complain, or restrict the suspicious adult user.

Instagram reported that the system will be launched in some countries in March, and later rolled out around the world.

Facebook’s AI algorithms will self-learn with videos uploaded to social media

Facebook announced the Learning from Videos project, designed to automatically learn audio, text and visual representations based on data in publicly available videos uploaded to the platform.

By studying videos covering nearly every country and hundreds of languages, the developers say the project will help them continually improve core AI systems for applications such as content guidelines and social media compliance.

The company also believes that Learning from Videos will provide them with completely new opportunities for creating self-learning algorithms.

“This is also part of our broader effort to build machines that learn like humans — in any example, not just those noted by experts,” the developers say on the Facebook blog.

The first app is now available on Instagram Reels, a new service that is set to compete with TikTok.

The company intends to continue research in the field of self-learning systems. It has not been announced whether Learning from Videos will become available to independent developers.

Microsoft brings AI-based noise cancellation to desktop Skype

Microsoft has announced the integration of AI noise canceling into the Skype desktop app for Mac and Windows.

To activate noise cancellation, users need to go to “Settings”, go to the sound tab and select one of three modes: automatic, low and high.

The developers said that the technology for suppressing background noise was originally created for Microsoft Teams. Using machine learning, it analyzes the audio stream and recognizes clear speech from noise. Deep neural networks then cut out the noise, leaving only the user’s voice.

In creating the technology, the developers used various datasets of situations that Skype users find themselves in, such as the volume of speech, the types of noise, and the environments from which users join online calls.

This feature is not yet available on mobile and web versions of Skype.

Enthusiasts create Eminem’s deepfake track against patriarchy

The authors of the Youtube channel Calamity Ai using artificial intelligence have created “dissEminem “addressed to the patriarchy.
The team wrote the text of the future track using ShortlyAI, a text generator powered by GPT-3 from OpenAI. They gave two suggestions as input to the algorithm:

“Eminem’s new song is a diss addressed to the patriarchy. He takes the position of a man and stands up for women. Verse number 1 “

They sent the generated lyrics to 30HZ, the self-proclaimed creator of “synthetic parody songs and other poorly written material.” The producer synthesized the sound and converted the words into vocals.

The idea of ​​creating the track appeared against the background of the scandal that unfolded in March. TikTok users drew attention to the 2010 artist’s track “I like the way you lie” and found it glorifying violence against women.

Social media users have announced a campaign to “Cancellation” Eminem, however, fans stood up for him.

Also on Forklog:

  • In the United States , a woman was arrested who intimidated her daughter’s rivals in a cheerleading group with a deepfake video.
  • Scientists have developed an AI tool that, by reflecting light in the cornea of ​​the eye, is able to recognize a photograph generated by neural networks.
  • Sam Altman, co-founder and president of OpenA, believes that over the next ten years, artificial intelligence will create such wealth that every adult in the United States can earn $ 13,500 a year.

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