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China Unveils The World’s First Female AI News Anchor As Global Shift Towards Robots And Artificial Intelligence Accelerates

China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, today unveiled ‘the world’s first female AI news anchor’; a gender-balancing counterpart for the existing male AI news presenters.

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China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, today unveiled ‘the world’s first female AI news anchor’; a gender-balancing counterpart for the existing male AI news presenters.

Go to YouTube and watch some videos on when the automobile was a new technology. You will see mostly people riding in horse-drawn vehicles who look on with amusement at the new “fad” of the automobile. Convinced and secure in the knowledge that the new technology will never last, a whole generation of businesses built around the horse and carriage are about to become extinct overnight. And they did. Dead man walking. And so it is now in our day with AI and the rise of the robots.

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 (KJV)

Watching the videos of these new AI news anchors, I will admit having a wry smile on my face as these chinese robots read the news. But guess what? Faster than you can imagine, you’re going to blink your eyes and wake up in a world of robots that will be nearly indistinguishable from human beings. Even now you have been trained to speak to your devices as if they were real. “Hey Siri, please call Andy mobile’, ‘Alexa, play turn the lights down’, ‘Google, I need a good fried chicken recipe’.

If the Lord tarries, this will be the world we will inhabit. Sex with robots? Already happening. Self-driving cars? Nearly perfected. Stores that have no workers and you pay for your items without ever taking out your wallet? Old news, brother. Antichrist has not shown up yet, but the beginning elements of what will be his end times world system are already with us. Want to miss out on the time of Jacob’s trouble? You can click here to find out how.

China has unveiled its ‘first female AI news anchor’

FROM THE NATIONAL: In news that journalists around the world are perhaps loathe to report, China has just unveiled another non-human that is set to steal all our jobs. Dystopian – maybe not, but unsettling for those who are reporting it, perhaps.

Named Xin Xiaomeng, the perfectly-coiffed broadcaster is the newest addition to Xinhua’s team of existing male AI anchors.

Xiaomeng was developed jointly by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou, and was shown off in a video sent out on social media on Thursday. Aside from a few seemingly stiff facial muscles, Xiaomeng is remarkably life-like, complete with hand adjustments during piece-to-cameras, and just enough on-cue blinking.

The computer-generated journalist was modelled after real-life Xinhua news anchor Qu Meng, whose voice and image provided inspiration for developers.

In a video on Twitter, Xiaomeng addresses the world in Chinese with English subtitles, saying “hello to everybody who’s watching”, and announcing her role as broadcaster for China’s upcoming Two Sessions political conferences in March.

Xiaomeng will join Xinhua’s existing roster of two male AI reporters, who were revealed last November, in covering the conference.

In fact, as Xiaomeng was being unveiled to the world, Xinhua announced that her one of her male counterparts also got an upgrade. In an accompanying tweet, Xinhua extolled the virtues of its new and improved male AI journalist, who now has a name: Xin Xiaohao.

Xiaohao has not only gained a new register of body languages, but he has also been promoted from a seating position to standing during his broadcasts, and he’s pretty pleased about it:

“Henceforth, rather than working behind the desk, I’ll be broadcasting the news in front of the desk. Instead, I’ll be broadcasting from a standing position. I can make more hand gestures and facial expressions, ” he tells the world.

“Now I have my own name, Xin Xiaohao. Thanks to this upgrade, I’ll be able to conduct better broadcasts.” The two carry off their (admittedly short) broadcasts seamlessly, with not a stutter or forgotten cue in sight.

However, in a sign-off line that will be unlikely to win her any friends in the newsroom of the flesh-and-blood variety, Xiaomeng promises to “present you with a better news broadcast”. READ MORE

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The Biggest Buzz In The Tech World Right Now Is Something Called ChatGPT And It Will Bring Our Global Society A Giant Step Closer To The End

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Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it’s making a ‘multiyear, multibillion-dollar’ investment in OpenAI and ChatGPT, reportedly a $10 billion deal.

We’ve all done it, had an appliance that was malfunctioning, a trick we were trying to figure out in Photoshop, a supplement we needed to know the benefits and interactions of, or just had any type of question about anything, and found the answer online in very short order. Such is the power of the internet, and it has changed all our lives in ways great and small. Now the internet has a new superpower, ChatGPT, created by a company called OpenAI, and it’s not here to help us, it has arrived to take over. The prophet Daniel saw this coming over 2,500 years ago, don’t you love it when the world catches up to your King James Bible?

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJB)

ChatGPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, and it utilizes AI, or artificial intelligence, to answers questions, write books and articles, and to deeply search the internet to compile information for you in mere moments that would take the human brain many hours or days to accomplish. ChatGPT launched as a prototype to the public Nov. 30, 2022. Within five days, more than a million people were using it. By comparison, it took Netflix 3½ years to get that many people on board. Facebook didn’t crack its first million people for 10 months, and Spotify went five months before it reached that million user mark. Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it’s making a “multiyear, multibillion-dollar” investment in OpenAI, and while they didn’t disclose the specific dollar amount – it’s reportedly a $10 billion deal.

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 (KJB)

How big is all this? Bigger than you could ever imagine, and now that we live in a world that is highly if not completely dependent on the internet to function, OpenAI and ChatGPT is going to ensure that artificial intelligence begins the process of taking over. As a Bible believer, I see the rising spirit of Antichrist behind all of this, leading ever-forward to the Mark of the Beast. This is the 21st century equivalent of the Tower of Babel, man attempting to ‘outsmart God’ to create a paradise on earth. God wrote the Bible to give us wisdom, knowledge and understanding, artificial intelligence is Satan’s counterfeit of that. Already, companies and businesses all over the world are using ChatGPT to create the content you read on some of your favorite sites, and guess what? You didn’t even know a human didn’t write it.

Going forward, we are preparing a series of Podcasts showing you just how deep this rabbit hole goes. OpenAI, ChatGPT and all its many sisters are right up our alley, and we will bring you everything you need to know on the subject. As I have always said, when it comes to current events and the end times, NTEB readers and listeners are some of the most well-informed people on the face of the earth because we have the King James Bible to give us wisdom, knowledge and understanding of the times we live in, and that’s a blessing…TO THE FIGHT!!!

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The ‘Dead Grandma’ Voice From Amazon’s Alexa Is Just The Beginning Of A Truly Creepy End Times Trend Of Deepfake Audio Of Your Deceased Loved Ones

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Whether or not you like the idea of ‘Dead Grandma’ Alexa, the demo highlights how quickly A.I. has impacted text-to-speech, and suggests that convincingly human fake voices could be a lot closer than we think.

Gone are the days where you could mention stuff from the book of Revelation, and absolutely no one outside of your Bible study group knew what you were talking about. Now when you talk about news and current events with strangers on the street, their response is invariably “dude, isn’t that just like what Revelation says?” So who wants to install an AI bot-powered digital assistant like Alexa in your home, and have it speak to your children in the voice of their beloved, but sadly, dead grandma? Count me out, man, like way out.

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 (KJB)

Back in the mid-1990’s, me and a group of friends started our own Bible study, and it lasted for a little under 7 years, and we got a solid grounding in understanding prophecy. But as I recall, just about everything related to prophecy hadn’t yet arrived, there were harbingers for sure, but little else. Here in 2022, we are surrounded by prophetic fulfillment from cryptocurrency, biometric clothing, AR and VR in the Metaverse, to implantable digital identification and global government injections of gene editing technology. Stay the course, Christian, our flight leaves sooner than you think. Make sure you’ve ‘fulfilled your course’ before takeoff time.

Why Amazon’s ‘dead grandma’ Alexa is just the beginning for deepfake audio voice cloning

FROM FAST COMPANY: Earlier this summer, at the re:MARS conference—an Amazon-hosted event focusing on machine learning, automation, robotics, and space—Rohit Prasad, head scientist and vice president of Alexa A.I., aimed to wow the audience with a paranormal parlor trick: speaking with the dead. “While A.I. can’t eliminate that pain of loss, it can definitely make their memories last,” he said, before showing a short video that starts with an adorable boy asking Alexa, “Can Grandma finish reading me The Wizard of Oz?”

The woman’s voice that reads a few sentences from the book sounds grandmother-y enough. But without knowing Grandma, it was impossible to evaluate the likeness. And the whole thing struck many observers as more than a little creepy—Ars Technica called the demo “morbid.” But Prasad’s revelation of how the “trick” was performed was truly gasp-worthy: Amazon scientists were able to summon Grandma’s voice based on just a one-minute audio sample. And they can easily do the same with pretty much any voice, a prospect that you may find exciting, terrifying, or a combination of both.

The fear of “deepfake” voices capable of fooling humans or voice-recognition technology is not unfounded—in one 2020 case, thieves used an artificially generated voice to talk a Hong Kong bank manager into releasing $400,000 in funds before the ruse was discovered. At the same time, as voice interactions with technology become more common, brands are eager to be represented by unique voices. And consumers seem to want tech that sounds more human (although a Google voice assistant that imitated the “ums,” “mm-hmms” and other tics of human speech, though, was criticized for being too realistic).

That’s been driving a wave of innovation and investment in A.I.-powered text-to-speech (TTS) technology. A search on Google Scholar shows more than 20,000 research articles on text-to-speech synthesis published since 2021. Globally, the text-to-speech market is projected to reach $7 billion in 2028, up from about $2.3 billion in 2020, according to Emergen Research.

Today, the most widespread use of TTS is in digital assistants and chatbots. But emerging voice-identity applications in gaming, media, personal communication, are easy to imagine: custom voices for your virtual personas, text messages that read out in your voice, voiceovers by absent (or deceased) actors. The metaverse is also changing the way we interact with technology.

“There are going to be a lot more of these virtualized experiences, where the interaction is less and less a keyboard, and more about speech,” says Frank Chang, a founding partner at A.I.-focused venture fund Flying Fish in Seattle. “Everyone thinks of speech recognition as the hot thing, but ultimately if you’re talking to something, don’t you want it to just talk back to you? To the extent that that can be personalized—with your voice or the voice of somebody you want to hear—all the better.” Providing accessibility for people with vision challenges, limited motor function, and other cognitive issues is another factor driving development of voice-tech, notably for e-learning.

Whether or not you like the idea of “Grandma Alexa,” the demo highlights how quickly A.I. has impacted text-to-speech, and suggests that convincingly human fake voices could be a lot closer than we think. READ MORE

Amazon at the re:MARS conference has shows off an experimental Alexa feature that allows the AI assistant to mimic the voices of users’ dead relatives. Amazon has given no indication whether this feature will ever be made public.

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Artificial Intelligence Image Generator DALL-E 2 Was Asked What The Last Selfie Would Look Like, And It Looks A Whole Lot Like Revelation 9:6

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Horrifying images of what the ‘last’ selfies taken on Earth may look like have been depicted by DALL-E 2, an Artificial Intelligence image generator. It looks like Revelation.

The Artificial Intelligence image generator known as DALL-E-2 was asked to produce images of what the last, human selfie ever taken on earth would look like, and wouldn’t you know it, those last selfies look a whole lot like passages in the book of Revelation. In chapter 9, we see human zombies, under mind-numbing duress and agony, desperately looking to die while death flees from them, prolonging their agony. Those AI generated images pretty much show you an illustrated example of what that might look like.

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 (KJB)

You’ll never get past that dusty, old, antiquated King James Bible, not even with a 21st century AI image generator, so don’t even try. That Book is so far ahead of tomorrow’s headlines that, even when the end come, they’ll never catch up. The scripture of truth’s depiction of the true condition of lost mankind during the great Tribulation is ‘right on the money’ every time it opens it’s mouth. You should read it sometime, and then you too will know what comes next.

Artificial Intelligence program predicts what last selfie on Earth will look like, and it looks like Revelation

FROM THE NY POST: The haunting images, which look straight out of a Hollywood horror blockbuster, were posted to the “Robot Overloads” TikTok account, which provides “daily disturbing” AI-generated images to nearly 200,000 followers.

The creepy images show disfigured humans with elongated fingers and oversized eyes. One features a man maniacally staring into the camera as a huge explosion goes off over his shoulder. Another shows a frightening skeletal figure framed by a huge plume of smoke.

“OK no more sleeping,” one TikTok user replied.

“That’s exactly how it’s going to be,” another surmised.

One user suggested one of the images actually appeared realistic, while some said the disturbing potential future may be closer than we think – perhaps as early as 2024.

“Average day in Ohio,” one person quipped.

Some said the images appeared to show the aftermath of a nuclear bomb, but the account had entered “selfie of the end of the world” into the AI image generator. A second post showed more distressing scenes featuring several mutilated figures in a largely abandoned war-torn hellscape. One bloodied person’s eyes even moved in the disturbing creation.

“Moving?!” one commenter noted. “Like it wasn’t scary enough?”

“School will remain open,” another joked.

The DALL-E 2 AI system, created earlier this year, can “create realistic images and art” from a user’s description, according to its website.

“DALL-E 2 has learned the relationship between images and the text used to describe them,” the site explains. “It uses a process called ‘diffusion,’ which starts with a pattern of random dots and gradually alters that pattern towards an image when it recognizes specific aspects of that image.” READ MORE

Artificial Intelligence Predicts What The Last Selfie On Earth Will Look Like, It Looks Like Revelation.

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