Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Insane Reds Launch AI Ad

Engadget reported:

It's not difficult to imagine AI-generated images depicting outright falsehoods in attack ads. 

ABC News Denver noted that lying is political ads is common.

"There's nothing that says that you can't stretch the truth with regard to political advertising.”

Ethics, principles and core faith beliefs suggest otherwise.  Those things seem to be sorely lacking in a win at all cost political system.  It's the Insane Reds vs. the Blue Lucys.

Update:  Toothless elected officials are yet to reign in AI.  Scammers are using it to impersonate a relative's voice.  

Update 5-4-23:  The State of Texas is after an AI crypto scam.  A young woman pleaded for others to stop using AI to make her clothed pictures posted online into pornography.

The Biden administration plans to reign in AI by forming seven new national AI research institutes.  That's a classic Blue Lucy yank the football move on behalf of the AI industry.  Citizens get to swing and miss.  Can't wait to see it in an AI video.

Update 5-14-23:  Our elected leaders sit on their hands while the world's ethics disappear into a digital cesspool.

Sophisticated generative AI tools can now create cloned human voices and hyper-realistic images, videos and audio in seconds, at minimal cost. When strapped to powerful social media algorithms, this fake and digitally created content can spread far and fast and target highly specific audiences, potentially taking campaign dirty tricks to a new low.

The implications for the 2024 campaigns and elections are as large as they are troubling: Generative AI can not only rapidly produce targeted campaign emails, texts or videos, it also could be used to mislead voters, impersonate candidates and undermine elections on a scale and at a speed not yet seen.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Red Team Rises to Defend Supreme Billionaire's "Garden of Evil"

reported a number of Red Team Senators defended billionaire Harlan Crow's predilections.

Crow's collection includes two of Hitler's paintings, a signed copy of Mein Kampf, the fascist dictator's 1925 manifesto, other Nazi trinkets, and a garden filled with statues of some of the most reviled leaders from the 20th Century.

His backyard includes a so-called "Garden of Evil," including busts and statues of infamous dictators ranging from Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin to Fidel Castro and Josip Tito.

Crow became more widely known for his generous hospitality to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni.  The two had a number of real estate transactions, as well.  Thomas' mother lives rent free in a Crow owned home.

Vibrant, competent democratic institutions can be corrupted by evil people.  I would rather hear warnings from U.S. Senators in that regard.

Update 5-4-23:  The Insane Red Team's Senator Josh Hawley claimed the Blue Lucy's are intimidating the Supreme Court by raising ethics issues and actually setting a standard.

Billionaire Harlan Crow paid the private school tuition for Clarence Thomas' grand nephew, estimated to be over $150,000.  Thomas is raising the relative as a son.

Update 5-7-23:  Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway defended the insider money funnel that secretly steered $100,000 to Judge Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni.

Update 7-2-23:  In striking down affirmative action in college admissions Judge Thomas expressed his vision for a "colorblind Constitution."  Our founding document counted slaves as three-fifths of a person.  Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, used his slaves a collateral for a loan.  He was the first to do so.  That is our history.