Deepfake Marketing: Companies are Paying People to Hire Their Faces for Promotional Videos

Until now, researchers have used artificial intelligence for computational purposes to solve complex problems. They also deployed AI in automated vehicles and to predict consumer behavior. But a new trend is sweeping the world. People are now hiring their faces to companies and start-ups that use their clones in digital marketing and educational videos around … Read more

Deepfake Marketing: Companies are Paying People to Hire Their Faces for Promotional Videos

Until now, researchers have used artificial intelligence for computational purposes to solve complex problems. They also deployed AI in automated vehicles and to predict consumer behavior. But a new trend is sweeping the world. People are now hiring their faces to companies and start-ups that use their clones in digital marketing and educational videos around … Read more

Didi denies reports that China is coordinating companies to invest in it

Chinese giant Didi Global said on Saturday that media reports that the Beijing city government is coordinating companies to invest in it are not accurate. “Didi is currently actively and fully cooperating with the cybersecurity investigation. Foreign media reports that the Beijing city government is coordinating companies to invest in it are incorrect,” the document … Read more

Didi could come under Chinese state control, Beijing proposes government-run companies to invest in company: report

The city of Beijing is considering putting Didi Global under state control and has proposed that state-owned companies invest in the Chinese pedestrian company, Bloomberg News reported. The central thrust of the Beijing city government’s proposal is to regain control over one of its biggest corporations, and particularly the data it holds, said Friday’s Bloomberg … Read more

TRAI orders non-discrimination in MNP offers, asks telecommunications companies not to introduce differential rates

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a new order urging telecom operators to stop offering differential tariffs through mobile number portability (MNP) offerings. This is apparently done to “induce competitors’ network turnover” and TRAI says it has received complaints from many telecommunications service providers (TSPs) against each other. Telecommunications companies claim that … Read more

China said it plans to ban overseas IPOs for technology companies with data security risks

China is establishing rules to ban Internet companies whose data poses potential security risks from being listed outside the country, including in the United States, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ban must also be imposed on companies involved in ideological issues, said the source, who declined to be identified because the … Read more

Alphabet’s way to stop selling LiDAR autonomous car sensors to other companies

Alphabet’s autonomous unit, Waymo, said on Thursday that it has ended a two-year effort to sell light detection and range sensors (LiDAR) to other companies. This is a reversal of its previous strategy of selling LiDARs to non-automotive customers to reduce the costs of an important and expensive component of autonomous cars. “We are closing … Read more

Google, Microsoft and more tech companies pledge billions in cybersecurity after meeting with US president

The top US tech companies have pledged to invest billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and train skilled workers, the White House announced on Wednesday after President Joe Biden’s private meeting with senior executives. The Washington meeting was held during a relentless streak of ransomware attacks that targeted critical infrastructure and large corporations, as … Read more

China Critical Data Rules Not Targeted at Companies Planning Foreign IPOs: Regulator

The upcoming rules in China to protect critical information infrastructure are not aimed at companies planning overseas listings, and all companies should be involved in ensuring network security, said a senior cyberspace regulator. Sheng Ronghua, deputy minister of China’s Cyberspace Administration (CAC), made the comments at a State Council meeting on Tuesday when asked how … Read more