Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 111. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-06-20 08:13:08+00:00 From: James OSullivan
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.105: fake people: avoid the maelstrom of deception? Are any "influencers" real people? Sent from Android On Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 06:14 Humanist, wrote: > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 105. > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > www.dhhumanist.org > Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > > Date: 2019-06-19 12:31:18+00:00 > From: Henry Schaffer > Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.101: fake people > > Fascinating! But if we are sufficiently woke, can we avoid being sucked > into this maelstrom of deception? > --henry schaffer > > On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:26 AM Humanist wrote: > > > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 101. > > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > > www.dhhumanist.org > > Submit to: email@example.com > > > > > > > > > > Date: 2019-06-18 09:52:05+00:00 > > From: Robert A Amsler > > Subject: Fake People Story from NYTimes > > > > > > There used to be a popular cartoon about using email on the Internet, > > "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog". (see attached idog.jpg) > > > > Well, it seems "fake news" now has human-level "fake people" created by > > advanced digital imaging technology. Coupled with companies creating a > > social media presence for their brands online, and people gaining > > followers as "influencers" because of video blogging, we could soon have > > concentrated efforts to "design a spokesperson" for influencing people > > online. > > > > I once predicted banking would experience such a event when computer > > graphics got advanced enough to create synthetic online tellers you > > could talk with. That time is almost here. > > > > Now, we will need the footnotes to read "Not a real person; spokesperson > > is computer-generated" - R. Amsler > > > > ----- > > [From: > > https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/business/media/miquela-virtual- > > > > influencer.html?te=1&nl=morning- > briefing&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20190617§ion=longRe _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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