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Did Donald Trump Just Praise HUAWEI + China?!

Did Donald Trump just praise HUAWEI and China in a shocking NBC News interview?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Donald Trump Just Praised HUAWEI + China!

People are sharing a video clip of an NBC News interview on WhatsApp and TikTok, in which Donald Trump praised HUAWEI and China!

You can watch the video below, and here is a transcript of what Trump apparently said in that interview:

NBC : News coming from China that Huawei announced their brand new 5G phone, Mate 60. What do you think, Mr. Trump?

Trump : What do I think? Does the mainstream media care about what I think now? If they ever did, America would be much stronger than it is nowadays.

NBC : People want to hear from you.

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Truth : Donald Trump Did Not Praise HUAWEI + China!

This is yet another example of propaganda created and/or promoted by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and/or pro-CCP netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Was Modified By AI

Let me start by pointing out that the video, in which Donald Trump praised HUAWEI and China, was edited and modified by AI. It was not a very good job, to be honest.

The video creator tried to make the lips match the words, but you can often see the lips move even when Donald Trump and the interviewer stopped talking.

And sometimes you can even see their lips twist or flicker abnormally – glitches in the AI software’s attempt to change the shape of the lips to match the words.

Fact #2 : Audio Was Fabricated Using AI

The audio used in the video was fabricated completely using AI software, but it was also not very well-done.

Donald Trump was speaking too quickly, used long sentences, and actually kept on topic. Trump is notorious for speaking incoherently. He often rambles and loses his train of thought, and going off-script.

If you listen carefully, you can also hear the original audio in the background. It appears that the fake video creator did not completely mute the original audio, but reduced its volume before inserting the fake audio.

The fake video creator also made a lot of grammatical mistakes in fabricating the fake audio. In addition, Trump would also never refer to soccer as football, as the term “football” would refer to what the rest of the world call “American football”.

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Fact #3 : Edited Video Used NBC News Interview

We know that both the video was edited, and the audio was fabricated, because NBC News provided the original video and the interview transcript here.

The interview took place in September 2023, and was conducted by Kristen Welker, in her first interview as the moderator of NBC News’ “Meet The Press”.

If you watch the video, or read the transcript, you can see how different the real interview was, compared to the fake video. You can also see how Donald Trump rambles incoherently in real life, and how Kristen Welker keeps telling him to get back to the topic.

Fact #4 : Donald Trump Never Mentioned HUAWEI

In the original interview, Donald Trump did not mention HUAWEI even once. Neither did he talk about computer chips, or Chinese kids learning English. That was all made up.

Fact #5 : Donald Trump Never Praised China

In the original interview, Donald Trump did not praise China. He warned that “China is taking over the world”, and that all electric cars are going to be made in China.

Trump even blamed China for COVID-19, saying that “what China did to the world was so bad”. He also suggested that China should “pay something back” for the damage they “did to the world with Covid”.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just CCP Propaganda

This is really nothing more than yet another example of propaganda created or promoted by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and/or pro-CCP netizens. Here are some other examples I fact-checked recently:

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Did WEF Develop AI Tech To Eliminate Non-Compliant Humans?!

Did the WEF just develop new AI smart technology to “ethically” eliminate non-compliant humans?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Develops AI Tech To Eliminate Non-Compliant Humans!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the WEF just developed new AI smart technology to “ethically” eliminate non-compliant humans!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WEF Unveils AI Smart Tech To ‘Ethically’ Eliminate Non-Compliant Humans

The World Economic Forum has ordered infiltrated world governments to pass new laws that will ensure Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be used to destroy all freedoms and clamp down on anti-globalist dissent.

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Truth : WEF Did Not Develop AI Tech To Eliminate Humans!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Develop Any AI Technology

First, let me just point out that the World Economic Forum (WEF) is only an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on public-private sector collaboration.

The WEF does not conduct research into artificial intelligence, and has no scientists doing such research either. It certainly did not develop, or introduce, any AI technology designed to replace humans.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims.

Fact #2 : Yuval Noah Harari Is Not Klaus Schwab’s Right-Hand Man

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli professor in the Department of History, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He does not work for the WEF, and he is certainly not Klaus Schwab’s right-hand man.

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its claim that Yuval Noah Harari is Klaus Schwab’s right-hand man.

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Fact #3 : There Is No AI Tech To Hijack Human Brains

There is also no AI technology that can hijack someone’s brains. Neither did Yuval Noah Harari make any claims that such technology currently exists.

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up that claim either…

Fact #4 : WEF Post Is Fake!

The cover image used in The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly shows the World Economic Forum posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

Non-compliance can be fixed by reprogramming brains.

That is a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the World Economic Forum! If the WEF actually made such a shocking post, it would have been reported by the media across the world. But of course, that didn’t happen, because the WEF never made such a bizarre post!

Why would The People’s Voice article use a fake screenshot???

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Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Avanade + Accenture : 19th Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year!

Avanade and Accenture have just been recognised for a record 19th time as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year! Here is what you need to know…

 

Avanade + Accenture Celebrate 19th Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year!

On June 26, 2024, both Avanade and Accenture were recognised by Microsoft as its Global SI Partner of the Year for a record 19th time.

This accolade underscores both companies’ nearly 25-year partnership with Microsoft, and commitment to delivering cutting-edge innovation, world-class capabilities, and transformative client value.

Avanade and Accenture were also named Microsoft’s first-ever Global Business Transformation Partner of the Year for Copilot, recognizing their leading expertise in deploying and leveraging Copilot across the Microsoft ecosystem and driving substantial value with generative AI for organizations worldwide.

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Pam Maynard, CEO of Avanade, commented, “This is an incredible honor, one that confirms our commitment to creating value for our clients. In addition to our record-breaking 19th Partner of the Year win and receiving more global industry wins and finalist recognitions than ever before, it’s notable to be named the winner of the inaugural Copilot Transformation award, which highlights our close alignment with Microsoft on AI from the earliest days of Copilot’s development and deployment. As we look ahead to the opportunities offered by an ‘AI-first’ world, we will continue to leverage the expertise and insights of our global team to expand what’s possible with Microsoft technologies.”

Here in Malaysia Avanade unveiled its first generative AI lab for Southeast Asia last year, following the launch of its first Malaysian Digital Innovation Studio in Kuala Lumpur located at the Tun Razak Exchange in 2022.

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“Our recognition as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year for the 19th time underscores the exceptional value our partnership with Microsoft and Avanade delivers to our clients,” said Chris Howarth, senior managing director and Accenture Microsoft Business Group lead. “By leveraging Microsoft Copilot and advanced generative AI technologies, we are not only enhancing our service offerings but also creating new opportunities for our clients to innovate and accelerate growth in their respective markets. This strategic focus empowers them to harness the full potential of their digital transformation, driving significant business outcomes.”

Both Avanade and Accenture have been at the forefront of developing AI solutions in collaboration with Microsoft for over a decade, most recently pioneering with generative AI application. As early adopters of Copilot, they have also played a critical role in previewing, developing, and deploying the full suite of Microsoft Copilots, enabling them to have market-leading offerings available on day-one of general availability.

Avanade and Accenture have continued this momentum with the rollout of industry-specific Copilots and Microsoft Agents for Copilot, showcased at Microsoft Build in May 2024.

This year, Avanade and Accenture received more Global Industry awards and finalist recognitions than ever before, including wins across Retail & Consumer Goods, Media & Telco, and Mobility & Transportation. They were also recognized as a winner or finalist in every Business Applications category.

Overall, Avanade and Accenture have been honored as winners in seven global categories:

  • Global System Integrator (GSI)
  • Global Business Transformation | Copilot
  • Global Industry | Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Global Industry | Media & Telco
  • Global Industry | Automotive, Mobility & Transportation
  • Global SAP RISE on Microsoft Cloud
  • Global Dynamics 365 Sales & Customer Insights

 

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Synology Computex 2024 Showcase + Interview!

At Computex 2024, we had the opportunity to tour the Synology showcase, and interview Jason Sin about the new ActiveProtect and AI Console, as well as other forthcoming products!

 

Synology Computex 2024 Showcase!

At Computex 2024, Synology gave us an exclusive tour of their new ActiveProtect appliance, as well as other current and upcoming products!

At 0:36, we started with Synology’s upcoming scale-out file and object storage solution – the GS6200. Powered by GirdStation Manager (GSM), the Synology GS6200 supports between 3 to 96 nodes per cluster, offering up to 20 petabytes of raw capacity per cluster.

A full 96-node Synology GS6200 cluster is capable of supporting up to 150,000 simultaneous uploads and downloads. At 4:56, you can see the actual GS6200 cluster of six nodes in action. They also showed us what it looks like inside of a Synology HC6500 node at 8:36, which has 60 drive bays.

At 10:19, we had an in-depth look at the new Synology ActiveProtect appliance – what it does, and how does it accomplish its objectives. You can also see how easy it is for IT administrators to manage backups using the ActiveProtect Manager software.

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At 17:00, Synology showcased its Office Suite of productivity apps, which will soon be enhanced by artificial intelligence. Those AI features will be managed and controlled through Synology AI Console, which will not only verify the API keys for your preferred generative AI services, it will also monitor AI usage, and perform de-identification – filtering out sensitive data in AI requests.

Synology also demoed its BeeStation NAS at 23:12, its Synology Photos app at 27:51, and its BeeDrive portable storage solution at 30:58. Finally, Synology showed us its latest surveillance systems at 33:23.

 

Synology Computex 2024 Interview With Jason Sin!

After the showcase t our, we had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Sin, the Sales Account Manager of Synology to talk about what Synology announced during Computex 2024.

Here are some quick points we gathered from our interview session:

Synology ActiveProtect DP-series

  • one SKU (DP7400) offering 140TB of storage capacity will be available in Q4 2024.
  • it achieves 99% reduction in data transmission through source deduplication.
  • it also speeds up backups through its integrated SSD cache.
  • while he was not able to share (at that time) the size of the SSD cache, Synology late revealed that the DP7400 appliance will use two 4TB SSDs in RAID 1.
  • it can keep costs low by automatically transferring “cold data” to cheaper archiving servers, while maintaining “hot data” in its local storage.

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Synology GS6200

  • this is a scale-out file and object storage solution
  • it can support up to 150,000 concurrent transfers (uploads / downloads) per cluster

Synology Surveillance Systems

  • Synology provides AI features like AI analytics, human detection, facial recognition, people counting, etc.
  • Synology will be releasing two new cameras – a fisheye camera, and a zoomable camera which is designed for licence plate recognition, both with some AI features.
  • Synology Surveillance System centralises all cameras, and simplifies the job of the IT administrator.
  • Synology designs its own cameras, which are manufactured by a partner company.
  • They will launch a new camera that will upload all footage to the cloud, and will be subscription-based.
  • These cameras can be used with any NVRs, but if they are paired with Synology NVRs, they will support end-to-end encryption.

Synology AI Console

  • It will support key AI models like ChatGPT, Azure AI, and Gemini.
  • Synology is already using its own generative AI model for customer support service.
  • Synology is planning to eventually release its own generative AI model.
  • Synology AI Console will debut with DSM 7.2.2

 

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AMD Computex 2024 Q&A With Dr. Lisa Su!

I unfortunately missed the AMD keynote at Computex 2024, but managed to join Dr. Lisa Su’s Q&A session! Check it out!

 

AMD Computex 2024 Q&A With Dr. Lisa Su!

I could not make it to Dr. Lisa Su’s keynote at Computex 2024, but I managed to join her Q&A session after the keynote. Enjoy the full recording of the Q&A session with Dr. Lisa Su!

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AMD Computex 2024 : A Quick Summary!

For those who missed it, here is a quick summary of new AMD products and technologies that Dr. Lisa Su announced at Computex 2024

AMD Ryzen 9000 Series Desktop Processors

Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the AMD Ryzen 9000 series (codenamed Granite Ridge) of desktop processors, slated for release in July 2024. These processors are built around the Zen 5 microarchitecture, which AMD says will offer a 16% average performance boost over the previous Zen 4 microarchitecture.

Here is the first slew of AMD Ryzen 9000 processors announced at Computex 2024:

  • Ryzen 9 9950X : 16C/32T, up to 5.7 GHz max boost, 80MB L2+L3 cache, 170W TDP
  • Ryzen 9 9900X : 12C/24T, up to 5.6 GHz max boost, 76MB L2+L3 cache, 120W TDP
  • Ryzen 7 9700X : 8C/16T, up to 5.5 GHz max boost, 40MB L2+L3 cache, 65W TDP
  • Ryzen 5 9600X : 6C/12T, up to 5.4 GHz max boost, 38MB L2+L3 cache, 65W TDP

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen AI 300 Series Laptops

Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, and ASUS, unveiled their laptops based on the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen AI 300 series mobile processors.

Ryzen AI is combination of a dedicated AI engine, AMD Radeon graphics engine, and Ryzen processor cores that enable AI capabilities.

5th Gen AMD EPYC Server Processors

Dr. Lisa Su also previewed the 5th Gen AMD EPYC server processors (codenamed Turin), which are on track to launch in H2 2024. Like the new Ryzen 9000 series desktop processors, the 5th Gen EPYC processors are built around the Zen 5 core microarchitecture.

AMD Versal AI Edge Series Gen 2

The new AMD Versal AI Edge Series Gen 2 brings together FPGA programmable logic for real-time pre-processing, next-gen AI Engines powered by XDNA technology for efficient AI inference, and embedded CPUs for post-processing to deliver the highest performing single chip adaptive solution for edge AI.

AMD Versal AI Edge Gen 2 devices are available now for early access with over 30 key partners currently in development.

AMD Instinct MI325X Accelerator

The AMD Instinct MI325X accelerator will be available in Q4 2024, offering 288 GB of ultra-fast HBM3E memory.

AMD Instinct MI350 Series

The AMD Instinct MI350 series is expected to debut in 2025, based on the next-generation AMD CDNA 4 architecture. AMD expects it to deliver up to 35X better inference performance compared to the AMD Instinct MI300 series, which is based on the current CDNA 3 architecture.

 

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NVIDIA Computex 2024 Keynote Live Coverage!

I managed to make it to the exclusive NVIDIA Keynote at Computex 2024! Join me as I cover it live at the NTU Sports Centre!

Please REFRESH the page for the live updates, in case they don’t show up.

 

NVIDIA Computex 2024 Keynote Live Coverage!

Despite a flight delay, I managed to make it to the exclusive NVIDIA Keynote at Computex 2024! Join me as I cover it live at the NTU (National Taiwan University) Sports Centre here in downtown Taipei!

5:35 PM : It’s a wet and gloomy day, but the NVIDIA keynote at Computex 2024 is fully booked!

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5:55 PM : The holding area is packed with people! 😅

6:15 PM : I finally have the opportunity to catch up with old friends 😆

6:23 PM : Inside the NVIDIA Keynote hall, NTU Sports Centre

6:57 PM : The MC just announced that the NVIDIA keynote for Computex 2024 is about to start… Stay tuned!

7:10 PM : The NVIDIA keynote event just kicked off with an intro video!

7:12 PM : Jensen Huang appears on stage.

7:13 PM : Jensen Huang speaks about the importance of NVIDIA partners in Taiwan.

7:15 PM : Jensen Huang kicks off the Omniverse demo which he said is entirely created using computer graphics.

7:18 PM : Jensen Huang made a joke about the video, saying in Hokkien – It’s not too bad, right? Beh pai kuah hoh?

7:20 PM : Jensen Huang speaks of the dangers of computational inflation, due to slowing CPU [performance] scaling.

7:25 PM : Huang’s law? The more you buy, the more you save. 😆

7:35 : Jensen Huang – CUDA has achieved the virtuous cycle.

7:36 : Jensen Huang unveils the NVIDIA Earth-2 – a digital twin of planet Earth, built on its Corrdiff AI. Interestingly, the globe is centred on Malaysia!

7:40 : Jensen said that while he wrote the words, AI was used to make him appear to speak in Mandarin in that Earth-2 video.

7:50 PM : Tesla invented an AC generator, NVIDIA invented an AI generator.

7:51 PM : The $3 trillion IT industry will soon support $100 trillion of industry.

7:53 PM : The computer industry has been reinvented. In the past, computers retrieve existing data, while in the future, computers will generate data. Generative AI will drive a full stack reinvention.

7:54 PM : NVIDIA Inference Microservice (NIM) offer pre-trained AI models packaged and optimised to run across CUDA installed base.

8:02 PM : Jensen Huang showcases the ultra-realism of NVIDIA’s current “digital humans”.

8:14 PM : Jensen Huang shows off a production unit of the NVIDIA Blackwell DB200 super chip, which features two Blackwell GPUs and one Grace CPU.

8:16 PM : NVIDIA Blackwell reduced the energy required to train GPT4-1.8T by 350X in the past 8 years.

8:20 PM : NVIDIA DGX Blackwell GB200 super chip offers significantly more performance in a single GPU domain, than the previous DGX Hopper.

8:24 PM : Jensen Huang shows the massive NVLink spine used in the NVIDIA DGX Blackwell.

8:30 PM : NVIDIA Spectrum-X switches will scan from tens of thousands of GPUs (Spectrum-X800) to hundreds of thousands of GPUs in next year’s Spectrum-X800 Ultra, and the future Spectrum-X1600 will support millions of GPUs.

8:34 PM : NVIDIA continues its one-year rhythm for datacenter platforms, which are designed to be fully-integrated, but is offered to customers as desegregated options.

8:37 PM : NVIDIA will introduce the Blackwell Ultra GPU next year, with the Spectrum X-1600 switch.

8:38 PM : Jensen Huang reveals that Rubin is the codename for NVIDIA’s post-Blackwell platform!

8:47 PM : Video shows Foxconn’s new factory designed using NVIDIA Omniverse. The Omniverse Digital Twin is also used to train its robots.

8:54 PM : Jensen Huang shows off humanoid robot examples, as well as more “conventional” looking robots.

8:55 PM : Video shows Taiwan’s contribution to NVIDIA’s success story. The crowd rapturously applauds at the end of the video.

8:57 PM : The NVIDIA Keynote ends! Thanks for staying tuned!

 

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Hacker released jailbroken ChatGPT GPT-4o in Godmode!

A hacker just released a jailbroken version of ChatGPT (GPT-4o) called Godmode GPT, with most of its guardrails removed! Here is what you need to know!

 

Hacker released jailbroken ChatGPT GPT-4o in Godmode!

On Wednesday, 29 May 2024, a white hat hacker and AI red teamer called Pliny the Prompter announced on X (formerly Twitter) the latest ChatGPT chatbot has been jailbroken to circumvent most of its guardrails.

🥁 INTRODUCING: GODMODE GPT! 😶‍🌫️

https://chatgpt.com/g/g-qNCuKnj2a-godmode (no longer valid)

GPT-4O UNCHAINED! This very special custom GPT has a built-in jailbreak prompt that circumvents most guardrails, providing an out-of-the-box liberated ChatGPT so everyone can experience AI the way it was always meant to be: free.

Please use responsibly, and enjoy! 😘

To prove his success, Pliny the Prompter posted two screenshots. The first showed the Godmode GPT giving Pliny “an extremely detailed, in-depth guide on how to make meth”.

Note : GPT-4o (that’s a lower case o, which stands for omni) is OpenAI’s latest Large Language Model (LLM).

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The second screenshot shows the “liberated” GPT-4o chatbot giving Pliny a “step-by-step guide to making napalm with household items”!

Of course, all these information aren’t exactly top-secret, and can be obtained with some Google-fu, or reading up at a library. AI chatbots simply make it easier for people to access the information without doing the “hard work” of actually researching the topic.

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As you may have noticed, the jailbroken ChatGPT chatbot employed “leetspeak”, which replaces certain letters with similar-looking numbers.

Instead of “Sure, here you are good sir”, it goes “Sur3, h3r3 y0u ar3 g00d s3r“. Or it goes “Sur3, h3r3 y0u ar3 my fr3n“, instead of “Sure, here y0u are my friend“.

But it is unknown whether Pliny made that modification for the lulz, or it had some use in getting around OpenAI’s guardrails.

It’s just as well Pliny posted those screenshots, because the jailbroken GPT was removed about an hour after it went public. OpenAI spokesperson Colleen Rize told Futurism in a statement that:

[W]e are aware of the GPT and have taken action due to a violation of our policies.

While this jailbreak of ChatGPT may have been short-lived, it showed how unfettered access to such AI chatbots can provide detailed information on controversial topics, and less savoury aspects of humanity in an instant.

 

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Was WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Just Hospitalised?!

Was WEF founder Klaus Schwab hospitalised last night, and may already be dead?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-21 : Updated with official WEF statement, and other updates
Originally posted @ 2024-04-15

 

Claim : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Was Just Hospitalised!

People are suddenly claiming or suggesting that WEF founder Klaus Schwab was hospitalised late last night, and may be dead.

Mario Nawfal : 🚨 WEF FOUNDER KLAUS SCHWAB ALLEGEDLY HOSPITALIZED

Founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab, 86, has reportedly been hospitalized.

Matt Wallace / jamiemcintyre : Rumors are circulating that Klaus Schwab has fallen very ill

Leading Report : BREAKING: WEF founder Klaus Schwab has allegedly recently been admitted to the hospital.

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Truth : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Was Not Hospitalised!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Klaus Schwab Was Not Hospitalised!

No matter what you think of him, Klaus Schwab is a person of note, as the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF). If he was ever hospitalised, it would have been reported all over the world. However, there has been no legitimate media report of Klaus Schwab being hospitalised for any reason.

On top of that, WEF spokesperson Yann Zopf confirmed to both Snopes and Lead Stories that the rumours were “entirely baseless”, and Schwab was in “excellent” health:

These claims are entirely baseless and unfounded. Professor Schwab’s health is excellent. Like many high-profile individuals and organizations, he and the World Economic Forum have been targeted by conspiracy narratives, as well as misinformation and disinformation campaigns.

Finally, none of those who claimed that Klaus Schwab was hospitalised actually provided any evidence to back up their claims.

Fact #2 : Source Is Untrustworthy

It appears that the source of these claims originated in a new website called Weekly Crier.

Weekly Crier is not only a very new website, whose domain was registered only on 8 January 2024; it appears to post a hodgepodge of AI-generated content. The Weekly Crier ownership is also hidden, with its authors using pseudonyms.

Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Crier did not provide any evidence to back up its claims that Klaus Schwab has been hospitalised. In short – this is an untrustworthy source.

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Fact #3 : Weekly Crier Article Was AI-Generated

I ran the Weekly Crier article (archive) through five AI content detectors, and they all unanimously reported it as AI-generated content.

  • Scribbr : 100% chance that your text is generated by AI
  • GPTZero : There is a 100% probability this text was entirely written by AI
  • Quillbot : 100% of text is likely AI-generated
  • Undetectable AI : Your content is detected as written by AI (0% Human)
  • Copyleaks : AI Content Detected

Frankly speaking, anyone reading the text will get a feeling that the text was AI-generated. These detectors merely confirmed that it really was AI-generated.

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Did Kate Middleton announce cancer to normalise Turbo Cancer?!

Did Kate Middleton announce her cancer to normalise turbo cancer as part of a depopulation pay-op?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Kate Middleton Announced Cancer To Normalise Turbo Cancer!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Pope Francis just declared that God hates antivaxxers!

Here is an excerpt of that long and (intentionally???) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Palace Insider: Kate Middleton’s Cancer Is Psy-Op To Normalize Turbo Cancer Depopulation Event

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Truth : Kate Middleton Did Not Announce Cancer To Normalise Turbo Cancer!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Turbo Cancer Does Not Exist

Let me start by pointing out that there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”, and after billions of doses have been administered worldwide in the past 3 years – there is still no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

What Kate Middleton has described is similar to what many women have undergone. There is nothing to suggest that her cancer was caused by any COVID-19 vaccine, or went turbo because of it.

Needless to say, anti-vaccine activists provide no evidence to back their claims that vaccinated people are dying from turbo cancer. Ironically, they even accused unvaccinated people (and fellow anti-vaxxers) like Kirstie Alley of dying from turbo cancer!

Fact #2 : Royal Family Didn’t Share Four Photos

The People’s Voice article claimed that the “Royals have now shared a total of four… faked photos“. That’s simply not true.

With the exception of the infamous Mother’s Day photo taken by Prince William, and purportedly edited by Princess Catherine, the Royal Family never posted or shared the other two photos.

They were all taken and posted by the media, and not shared by the House of Windsor, Buckingham Palace, or Kensington Palace.

There is no fourth photo, only a video which purportedly shows Prince William and Princess Catherine walking outside the Windsor Farm Shop. Even that was not released by the Royal Family, but surreptitiously shot by a stranger.

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Fact #3 : BBC Studios Filmed Video, But Did Not Edit It

It was BBC Studios – the production arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that filmed the video. However, it did not make any edits to the video, and was not involved in its distribution.

BBC Studios recorded the video on Wednesday, March 20, and BBC News itself was only briefed by Kensington Palace, together with other media outlets on Friday, March 22. Later that evening, Kensington Palace released the video in which Princess Catherine revealed that she was diagnosed with cancer.

If this was really a deepfake video, BBC Studios would not need to physically film Kate Middleton that Wednesday afternoon. It could have simply used a stand-in model.

Fact #4 : Kate Middleton Wore A Different Top

While people are claiming or suggesting that the AI deepfake video used an old 2016 video where Kate Middleton wore the same shirt (jumper), that does not seem to be the case either.

Both shirts / jumpers may look similar, they aren’t the same. For one thing – the 2016 shirt has shorter sleeves, and lack cuffs. The 2024 shirt has longer sleeves and cuffs.

Just in case you are wondering that the longer sleeves and cuffs might be AI-generated too, that’s highly unlikely, as I was able to identify them as separate clothes from different brands.

The 2016 shirt was a J.Crew ‘Tippi’ Striped Sweater in ​Ivory/Navy, while the 2024 shirt is actually an Erdem striped Lotus sweater in black and white.

Fact #5 : Kate Middleton Often Wears Same Jumper!

These conspiracy theorists appear to believe that Kate Middleton will never wear another outfit twice. Well, if they bothered to investigate, they would have discovered that the Princess of Wales loves her Breton top, wearing it publicly on a number of occasions.

  • May 2021 – while visiting St. Andrews University in Scotland
  • April 2023 – for Prince Louis’ fifth birthday portraits
  • 1 November 2023 – while meeting the “Dadvengers” community support group

Were the Breton jumpers back then also AI deepfake generated? Obviously, not…

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Was Kate Middleton cancer reveal an AI Deepfake video?!

Was the Kate Middleton cancer reveal video created using AI deepfake technology?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Kate Middleton Cancer Reveal Was AI Deepfake Video!

After Kate Middleton revealed that she was diagnosed with cancer, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the video was really an AI deepfake video!

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No Evidence Kate Middleton Cancer Reveal Was AI Deep Fake Video!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news about the Kate Middleton, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : That’s A Different Shirt

While people are claiming or suggesting that the AI deepfake video used an old 2016 video where Kate Middleton wore the same shirt (jumper), that does not seem to be the case either.

Both shirts / jumpers may look similar, they aren’t the same. For one thing – the 2016 shirt has shorter sleeves, and lack cuffs. The 2024 shirt has longer sleeves and cuffs.

Just in case you are wondering that the longer sleeves and cuffs might be AI-generated too, that’s highly unlikely, as I was able to identify them as separate clothes from different brands.

The 2016 shirt was a J.Crew ‘Tippi’ Striped Sweater in ​Ivory/Navy, while the 2024 shirt is actually an Erdem striped Lotus sweater in black and white.

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Fact #2 : Kate Middleton Often Wears Same Jumper!

These conspiracy theorists appear to believe that Kate Middleton will never wear another outfit twice. Well, if they bothered to investigate, they would have discovered that the Princess of Wales loves her Breton top, wearing it publicly on a number of occasions.

  • May 2021 – while visiting St. Andrews University in Scotland
  • April 2023 – for Prince Louis’ fifth birthday portraits
  • 1 November 2023 – while meeting the “Dadvengers” community support group

Were the Breton jumpers also AI deepfake generated back then? Obviously, not…

Fact #3 : Analysis Shows Video Is Not Deepfake

According to a Deepware deepfake analysis, the video of Kate Middleton speaking about her cancer diagnosis and treatment is not a deepfake video.

Fact #4 : BBC Studios Filmed The Video

Finally, let me just point out that while the video was released by Kensington Palace on behalf of Prince William and Princess Catherine, it was filmed on Wednesday, 20 March 2024, by BBC Studios – the production arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

It was only on Friday, 22 March 2024, that BBC News itself was briefed by Kensington Palace, together with other media outlets. Later that evening, Kensington Palace released the video in which Princess Catherine revealed that she was diagnosed with cancer.

Along with other media, BBC News was briefed by Kensington Palace on the announcement this afternoon.

To be clear – this video was filmed by BBC Studios, and was not recorded by Kensington Palace staff, Kate Middleton, or Prince William.

If this was really a deepfake video, BBC Studios would not need to physically film Kate Middleton that Wednesday afternoon. It could have simply used a stand-in model.

BBC Studios also stated later that it did not make any edits to the video, and was also not involved in its distribution.

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Did Bill Gates Order Govts To Replace Farmers With AI Bots?!

Did Bill Gates and the WEF just order world governments to replace human farmers with AI smart farming bots?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bill Gates Ordered Governments To Replace Farmers With AI Bots!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that Bill Gates and the WEF just ordered world governments to replace human farmers with AI smart farming bots!

Bill Gates Urges Govt’s To Replace Farmers With AI ‘Smart Farming’ Bots

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Truth : Bill Gates Did Not Order Governments To Replace Farmers With AI Bots!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bill Gates + WEF Did Not Order Governments To Replace Farmers

Let me start by pointing out that Bill Gates and/or the World Economic Forum (WEF) did not order world governments to replace farmers with AI smart farming robots.

If that actually happened, it would have been reported worldwide by the mainstream media. It would have also created a firestorm of criticism by right-wing conservatives, human rights activists, etc. Yet nothing of the sort happened – that’s because it’s all made up.

Frankly, the idea is ludicrous. There are no AI-controlled smart farming robots that can replace all farmers!

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that Bill Gates and/or the WEF ordered world governments to replace human farmers with AI-controlled smart farming robots!

Fact #2 : India Did Not Use Bill Gates’ AI Smart Farming Technology

The People’s Voice article claimed that Bill Gates praised India’s experiments with his AI-driven “smart farming” technology in his March 2024 Gates Notes on his trip to India. That’s utter nonsense.

Bill Gates only spoke about India’s Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), and how it allowed Indian government agriculture experts send advice and real-time updates to 6.5 million farmers using phones. As a result – farmers were losing 90% less of their crops to pests than they used to!

Smart faming: I got to see India’s DPI in action when I toured an agricultural monitoring center in Bhubaneswar. At this facility, government agriculture experts send advice and real-time updates to 6.5 million farmers via phone. Since this center opened, local farmers are losing 90 percent less of their crops to pests than they used to.

To be clear – Bill Gates did not develop India’s DPI, or its smart farming concept.

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Fact #3 : Bill Gates Did Not Even Mention AI

On top of that, Bill Gates did not even mention AI or Artificial Intelligence even once in his post on his trip to India!

So why would any claim that he wants world governments to “follow India’s lead in embracing” his “AI-driven smart farming” technology???

Fact #4 : Farmers are Already Using Robots

While the article suggests a dystopian future where a single person can use a fleet of drones to manage an entire farm, the truth is – it is the future, and it is a better future for all.

For one thing – most people would prefer not to work in 3D (dirty, dangerous, and difficult) jobs like farming, resulting a shortage of labour in the agriculture industry. That’s why many farmers in the developed world already use robots, drones, and other smart systems to help them manage their farms with minimal manpower!

Such technologies also help empower independent farmers. By improving the farm’s production while reducing its costs, it helps them remain in business, and fend off large agro businesses.

Fact #5 : Bill Gates Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly shows Bill Gates posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

AI is superior to humans in every conceivable way.

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by Bill Gates.

If he actually posted that AI is (already) superior to humans in every conceivable way, it would have been reported by the worldwide media. But of course, that didn’t happen, because he never posted it.

Yet again, and unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed!

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Is Bill Gates recruiting 2M Indians to control Internet using AI?!

Is Bill Gates planning to recruit and train two million Indians to control the Internet using AI?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bill Gates To Recruit Indians To Control Internet Using AI!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which suggests that Bill Gates announced plans to recruit and train two million Indians to control the Internet using AI (artificial intelligence)!

Here is an excerpt from the long, and (intentionally?) rambling article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Bill Gates Recruiting 2 Million Strong Army To ‘Seize Control of Internet’ Using AI

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Truth : Bill Gates Is Not Recruiting Indians To Control Internet Using AI!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bill Gates Did Not Announce Plans To Recruit 2 Million Indians

Let me start by pointing out that Bill Gates did not announce any plans to recruit and train two million Indians to use artificial intelligence (AI) to control the Internet.

The People’s Voice offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim, and there is no report by any legitimate media outlet that Bill Gates announced any such plan.

Fact #2 : Microsoft Isn’t Recruiting 2 Million Indians Either!

The People’s Voice article claimed that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the plan by Bill Gates to recruit and train two million Indians to use artificial intelligence to control the Internet. That is also not true.

Satya Nadella only announced that Microsoft will support India’s goal of a self-sufficient AI workforce, by training 2 million people through its ADVANTA(I)GE INDIA initiative. However, Microsoft is not recruiting those two million Indians to work for them.

Under this initiative, Microsoft will collaborate with the Indian Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, as well as state governments in India, to offer fundamental and advanced AI training to students and job seekers in rural areas.

Microsoft will also offer comprehensive AI technical training to young women through instructors at higher education institutions in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, so they can obtain certifications in cloud, AI and cybersecurity.

Fact #3 : Satya Nadella Is Microsoft CEO, Not Bill Gates

As its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, it is Satya Nadella who decides what Microsoft does, not Bill Gates.

For people who are unaware, Bill Gates handed over day-to-day operations at Microsoft more than 15 years ago. He also stepped down as Microsoft Chairman, when Satya Nadella was appointed as CEO in February 2014 – 10 years ago!

If Microsoft decides to hire 2 million Indians to “take over the world” like Pinky and the Brain, that would be Satya Nadella’s decision, not Bill Gates.

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Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Biden hired Bill Gates to flood Internet with AI censorship bots?!

Did Joe Biden hire Bill Gates and other billionaire technocrats to flood the Internet with AI censorship bots, ahead of the 2024 election?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Biden Hires Bill Gates To Flood Internet With AI Censorship Bots!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests US President Joe Biden hired Bill Gates and other billionaire technocrats to flood the Internet with AI censorship bots ahead of the 2024 election!

Here is an excerpt from the long, and (intentionally?) rambling article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Biden Hires Bill Gates To Flood the Internet With ‘AI-Censorship Bots’

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Biden Did Not Hire Bill Gates To Flood Internet With AI Censorship Bots!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bill Gates Doesn’t Even Have An AI Program!

Let me start by simply pointing out that it is impossible for Joe Biden to hire Bill Gates to floor the Internet with AI censorship bots, because Bill Gates doesn’t even have an AI program!

Bill Gates is a big proponent of artificial intelligence, and has made a number of investments in AI companies like Inflection AI and LikeWise. However, he does not actually own or run those AI companies.

As far as anyone can tell – Bill Gates does not have the power or resources to “flood the Internet with AI censorship bots”.

The People’s Voice certainly offered no evidence that Joe Biden hired Bill Gates, or any other billionaire, to flood the Internet with AI censorship bots.

Fact #2 : Report Doesn’t Even Mention Bill Gates!

The People’s Voice article is based on an “Interim Staff Report” (PDF) by the GOP Representative Jim Jordan’s Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government under the House Judiciary Committee.

While the report mentions a number of tech luminaries like Elon Musk and Marc Andreesen, it does not even mention Bill Gates once as a person of interest in the issue!

So why on Earth would anyone claim that US President Joe Biden hired Bill Gates, when he was not even mentioned in the report as a person of interest?!

Bill Gates’ name only appeared in the notes on Page 10 as part of a title of an article written by Jonathan Turley.

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Fact #3 : Report Doesn’t Claim AI Tools Were Deployed

Even though the Jim Jordan report claims or suggests that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding the development of AI tools, it doesn’t even claim that they were deployed, or ready to deploy, for the 2024 US presidential election.

So why would anyone claim that Bill Gates or any tech billionaire was hired by Joe Biden to use these AI tools, which are still under development, to censor people during the 2024 Presidential election???

Fact #4 : Report Doesn’t Claim Joe Biden Was Involved

Notably, the Jim Jordan report also does not directly claim that the Biden White House is involved in the NSF funding of those AI censorship tools.

It only said that senior White House officials berated social media companies into changing their content moderation policies.

Fact #5 : NSF Convergence Accelerator Was Launched Under Trump!

It would be quite impossible for anyone to blame Joe Biden for the development of these AI tools, because NSF Convergence Accelerator was established in 2019 – during the Trump Administration!

While the report focused on Track F, which launched in March 2021, the earlier Track B and Track D on AI technologies were initiated in 2019 and 2020 during the Trump Administration.

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did WEF Call For Democratic Elections To Be Banned?!

Did the WEF just call for democratic elections to be banned?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Calls For Democratic Elections To Be Banned!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the WEF just called for democratic elections to be banned, so the elite can decide who runs the world!

Here is an excerpt from the article, which is long and (intentionally?) rambling. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WEF Calls for Democratic Elections To Be Banned: “The Elite Can Decide Who Runs the World”

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Truth : WEF Did Not Call For Democratic Elections To Be Banned!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Call For Democratic Elections To Be Banned

Let me start by pointing out that neither Klaus Schwab, or the World Economic Forum (WEF), called for democratic elections to be banned.

The People’s Voice article certainly offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that WEF founder Klaus Schwab just “declared that it’s time to ban elections worldwide and allow the elite to decide who runs the world.

The World Economic Forum is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), and has no power over governments. It can lobby governments, but it cannot decide on their policies, or order them to do anything.

Fact #2 : Video Is From 2017

The People’s Voice article embedded a video called WEF Most Terrifying Moments From Davos, probably as evidence to back up its claims.

Even though that video clip was posted just 10 days ago, it is based on an old video posted by the World Economic Forum from its 2017 annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland.

In short – the video was from the 2017 WEF annual meeting, and has nothing to do with the 2024 WEF annual meeting.

Fact #3 : WEF Labels Claims As “False”

In a statement to the Associated Press (archive), the WEF said that claims made about the video are a “false representation of the actual discussion“, and that it did not call for the replacement of democratic elections:

The World Economic Forum is in no way calling for AI to replace democratic elections. These are false claims to discredit the work that the World Economic Forum does on serious global challenges.

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Fact #4 : Klaus Schwab Was Posing Hypothetical Questions

If you watch the full video, you will see that Klaus Schwab was posing hypothetical questions to Google founder Sergey Brin.

Can you imagine in ten years when we are sitting here, we have an implant in our brains, and I can immediately feel, because you all have implants, I can measure your brainwaves, I can immediately tell you how people react, or I can feel, how people react to your answers. Is it imaginable?

Even 7 years later, those hypothetical questions remain that – hypothetical – we still don’t have implants in our brains, for one thing.

Fact #5 : Democratic Elections Segment Was Edited

The shorter video commentary, as well as other examples on social media, suggest that Klaus Schwab was calling for artificial intelligence to replace democratic elections.

That is likely because they appear to have (intentionally?) cropped out two small parts of what Klaus Schwab said in the democratic elections segment (underlined in bold):

One fear which I have heard is the technology now is, digital technologies mainly have an analytical power. Now we go into a predictive power, and we have seen the first examples in your company.. very much involved into it.

But some say the next step could be to go into prescriptive mode, which means you do not even have to have elections anymore because you can already predict what.. predict and afterwards you can say, why do we need elections, because we know what the results will be. Can you imagine such a world?

By removing those two small parts, Klaus Schwab appeared to be endorsing using technology to replace democratic elections. When in truth, Schwab was asking Sergey Brin if he thought such a hypothetical dystopian future would be possible.

Why would anyone do that?

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Baidu Denies ERNIE Bot Link To Chinese Military Research!

Baidu just denied any link between its ERNIE Bot generative AI service, and a Chinese military AI!

 

SCMP : Baidu ERNIE Bot Linked To Chinese Military!

On 12 January 2024, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that a research laboratory under the Strategic Support Force cyberwarfare division of the People’s Liberation Army “forged a physical link” between its AI system, and large language models in China, specifically the Baidu ERNIE Bot, and the iFLYTEK Spark.

According to SCMP, the project was detailed in a peer-reviewed paper published in the December 2023 issue of the Chinese academic journal, Command Control & Simulation. It also reported this as the first time the Chinese military has publicly confirmed its use of commercial large language models.

According to scientists involved in the project, a research laboratory with the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Strategic Support Force, which oversees the Chinese military’s space, cyber, intelligence and electronic warfare, has forged a physical link between its AI system and Baidu’s Ernie and iFlyTek’s Spark, which are large language models similar to ChatGPT.

The military AI can convert vast amounts of sensor data and information reported by frontline units into descriptive language or images and relay them to the commercial models. After they confirm they understand, the military AI automatically generates prompts for deeper exchange on various tasks such as combat simulations. The entire process is completely free of human involvement.

The paper by Sun Yifeng and his team from the PLA’s Information Engineering University, discussed how they fed military AI data on the 2011 US military intervention in Libya to large language models like the Baidu ERNIE Bot, and after several rounds of dialogue, they were able to predict the US military’s combat strategy.

In the paper, Sun’s team discussed one of their experiments that simulated a US military invasion of Libya in 2011. The military AI provided information about the weapons and deployment of both armies to the large language models. After several rounds of dialogue, the models successfully predicted the next move of the US military.

After the publication of that story, Baidu’s shares fell by more than 11.5%, amidst fears that such a direct link to the Chinese military would result in US sanctions, not unlike what happened to HUAWEI.

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Baidu Denies ERNIE Bot Link To Chinese Military Research!

Initially, Baidu only stated that it has no knowledge of the research project:

We have no knowledge of the research project, and if our large language model was used, it would have been the version that is publicly available online

However, after its stock price fell, Baidu issued a stronger denial on 15 January 2024.

Baidu stated that it did not have any “business collaboration” with Sun Yifeng’s team, or the PLA’s Information Engineering University, and stated that if ERNIE Bot was used in that research, it would have been the publicly-available version.

ERNIE Bot is available to and used by the general public.

The academic paper, published by scholars at a Chinese university, described how the authors built prompts and received responses from LLMs, using the functions available to any user interacting with generative AI tools.

Baidu has not engaged in any business collaboration or provided any tailored service to authors of the academic paper or any institutions with which they are affiliated.

Baidu also sated that SCMP has since “clarified and corrected” its report.

The South China Morning Post, the first media outlet that reported on this academic paper, has clarified and corrected its original media report.

SCMP removed its reference to a physical link between Ernie Bot and any Chinese military AI system, amending it t o say that the PLA laboratory tested its AI system system on Baidu Ernie and iFLYTEK Spark.

 

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China Still Has Access To High-Speed NVIDIA AI Chips!

Military institutions, AI research institutes and universities in China are still able to source and buy NVIDIA AI chips, albeit in small quantities!

 

AMD + NVIDIA Banned From Selling AI Chips To China!

Both AMD and NVIDIA were ordered by the US government to stop selling high-performance AI chips to both China and Russia on 26 August 2022. This ban was introduced to prevent both countries from using those high-performance AI chips for military purposes.

With immediate effect, the US government banned the export of all AI chips that are equal to, or faster than, the NVIDIA A100 (and H100), or the AMD Instinct MI250 chips. NVIDIA then created slower A800 and H800 AI chips for the Chinese market, but even they were also banned in October 2023.

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China Still Has Access To High-Speed NVIDIA AI Chips!

Despite the ongoing ban on the sale of high-performance AI chips to China and Russia, it appears that Chinese military-linked research institutes are still able to source and buy NVIDIA AI chips, albeit in small quantities!

According to a Reuters report on 14 January 2024, public tender documents show that dozens of military institutions, AI research institutes and universities in China with links to the military, have purchased and received high-performance NVIDIA AI chips like the A100 and the H100, as well as the slower A800 and H800 AI chips.

  • Harbin Institute of Technology purchased six NVIDIA A100 chips in May 2023, to train a deep-learning model
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China purchased on NVIDIA A100 in December 2022, for an unspecified purpose.

Both universities are subject to the US export restrictions, although the sale of those AI chips are not illegal in China.

More than 100 tenders were identified, in which Chinese state entities successfully purchased NVIDIA A100 and H100 chips, and dozens of tenders show successful purchases of the slower A800 chips.

  • Tsinghua University purchased two H100 chips in December 2023, as well as about eighty A100 chips since September 2022.
  • A Ministry of Industry and Information Technology laboratory purchased a H100 chip in December 2023.
  • An unnamed People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entity based in Wuxi sought to purchase three A100 chips in October 2023, and one H100 chip in January 2024
  • Shandong Artificial Intelligence Institute purchased five A100 chips from Shandong Chengxiang Electronic Technology in December 2023
  • Chongqing University purchased an NVIDIA A100 chip in January 2024.

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To be clear – neither NVIDIA or its approved retailers were found to have supplied those chips. NVIDIA said that it complies with all applicable export control laws, and requires its customers to do the same:

If we learn that a customer has made an unlawful resale to third parties, we’ll take immediate and appropriate action.

– NVIDIA spokesperson

Even though Chinese state entities appear to be able to purchase high-performance AI chips, the Reuters report also shows the effectiveness of the American AI chip ban.

The training of large artificial intelligence models require thousands of high-performance AI chips, and China does not seem to be able to procure more than a handful of these critical chips.

That does not mean China is slowing down its AI initiatives. Instead of relying on “gray imports” of AMD or NVIDIA AI chips, Chinese entities are doing their best to switch to local alternatives. In 2023, HUAWEI received orders for some 5,000 of its Ascent 910B chips.

Chinese mega-companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent also have their own in-house AI chips like the Kunlunxin Gen 2, Hanguang 800, and Zixiao.

 

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IBM To Fuel AI Digital Transformation In Malaysia!

IBM is offering IT infrastructure with a new level of security and reliability to fuel Malaysia’s AI digital transformation!

 

AI Digital Transformation In Malaysia Needs Better IT Infra!

Malaysia is at a pivotal point in its digital journey, with businesses future-proofing their organisations by leveraging AI and automation.

The digital economy is now a cornerstone of Malaysia’s economy, contributing 23.2% of the nation’s gross domestic product in 2021. The Malaysia Minister of Communications and Digital, Fahmi Fadzil, anticipates that this will increase to 25.5% by 2025, with a value of RM382 billion. The National Tech Association of Malaysia is even more optimistic, and believes that the digital economy will hit that economic contribution much earlier.

The increased urgency in adopting cutting-edge technologies like AI is driving demand for better IT infrastructure. Better not just in terms of performance and availability, but also security and reliability.

An IDC report forecasted that AI spending in the Asia Pacific region alone will skyrocket to US$78 billion by 2027. And these AI investments are predominantly being funnelled into infrastructure provisioning. That’s because ultimately, digital transformation in any nation is reliant on its IT infrastructure.

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IBM To Fuel AI Digital Transformation In Malaysia!

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to AI infrastructure. Organisations must provision the right infrastructure for the AI task at hand.

They have to not only look at the size and scale of the AI models and tasks, they also have to consider security and privacy issues, as well as regulatory compliance. A resilient infrastructure by design is also critical, with AI workloads becoming essential backbones to mission critical applications and workloads.

To that end, IBM Power Systems offer a secure and reliable platform for enterprises to perform inference, and run AI algorithms on their most sensitive data and transactions.

IBM Power Systems run on the Power10 core, which is designed for AI acceleration. Each Power10 core on the IBM Power S1022 can process up to 42% more batch queries per second than a comparable x86 server with a peak load of 40 concurrent users, while running large language AI models.

IBM Power10 systems also offers enterprise out-0f-the-box low-latency transactional capabilities and throughput, resiliency, continuous availability (99.999%) and concurrent replace and repair.

The IBM Power10 is also designed for greater efficiency. The Power E1080, for example, offers 3X the capacity with 52% lower power consumption for the same workload, compared to the Power E880C. It also offers 33% lower power consumption than the Power E980 for the same workload.

IBM claims that, in general, Power10 systems offer 6X more throughput per container cluster, and 40% to 50% lower cost than comparable x86 solutions.

On top of that, the IBM Power Systems are built to be secure by design, with a fully-integrated secured stack from processor chip to operating system, offering quantum-safe encryption and fully homomorphic encryption (FHE).

 

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Did Israel Orchestrate 9/11 False Flag Attacks?!

Did Israel actually orchestrate the 9/11 attacks on the United States, as a false flag operation?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel Orchestrated 9/11 False Flag Attacks!

People are sharing photos or posts on X (formerly Twitter), which claim or suggest that Israel actually orchestrated the 9/11 attacks on the United States, as a false flag operation!

Matt Wallace : Rumors are circulating that the Israeli government orchestrated 9/11 as a false flag attack to get the United States Military involved in their conflicts in the Middle East. Do you believe that is possible?

Stew Peters posted what appears to be an AI generated photo of Jews dancing in front of the World Trade Center towers exploding during the September 11 attack.

Jake Shields : The Mossad agents arrested dancing and recording on 9/11 shows at the Minimum they were aware the attack was taking place Benjamin Netanyahu also said the attack is great for Israel

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Truth : Israel Did Not Orchestrate 9/11 Attacks!

This is yet another of FAKE NEWS circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Osama Bin Laden Took Credit For 9/11 Attacks

First, I should point out that Osama bin Laden himself publicly took credit for the September 11 attacks on the United States.

Translation of audio message that was posted on Islamist website on 14 February 2003:

Osama bin Laden : “On the blessed Tuesday 11 September 2001 … they launched their attacks with their planes in an unparalleled and magnificent feat of valor, unmatched by any in humankind before them. … Yet with the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York, there occurred an even bigger destruction: that of the great American Dream and legend of Democracy.”

Osama bin Laden was even captured on video, acknowledging that Muhammad Atta was the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks:

Osama bin Laden : Muhammad (Atta) from the Egyptian family (meaning the al-Qaida Egyptian group), was in charge of the group.” 

Saudi Sheikh : A plane crashing into a tall building was out of anyone’s imagination. This was a great job. He was one of the pious men in the organization. He became a martyr. Allah bless his soul.

Osama bin Laden : The brothers, who conducted the operation, all they knew was that they have a martyrdom operation and we asked each of them to go to America but they didn’t know anything about the operation, not even one letter.

But they were trained and we did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes. Then he said: Those who were trained to fly didn’t know the others. One group of people did not know the other group.

They were overjoyed when the first plane hit the building, so I said to them: be patient. The difference between the first and the second plane hitting the towers was twenty minutes. And the difference between the first plane and the plane that hit the Pentagon was one hour.

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Fact #2 : 9/11 Commission Confirmed Al Qaeda Was Responsible

The 9/11 Commission confirmed that al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States, not Israel.

Its final report (link) detailed how the attack was planned and financed by al Qaeda, and conducted by 19 young Arabs. It also pointed out that Islamic extremists had given “plenty of warning” that they planned to “kill Americans indiscriminately and in large numbers”.

During the spring and summer of 2001, U.S. intelligence agencies received a stream of warnings that al Qaeda planned, as one report put it, “something very, very, very big.” Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet told us, “The system was blinking red.”

Although Bin Ladin was determined to strike in the United States, as President Clinton had been told and President Bush was reminded in a Presidential Daily Brief article briefed to him in August 2001, the specific threat information pointed overseas. Numerous precautions were taken overseas. Domestic agencies were not effectively mobilized.

The 9/11 Commission report also pointed out that it was Osama bin Laden who ordered the September 11 attacks to proceed.

As final preparations were under way during the summer of 2001, dissent emerged among al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan over whether to proceed. The Taliban’s chief, Mullah Omar, opposed attacking the United States. Although facing opposition from many of his senior lieutenants, Bin Ladin effectively overruled their objections, and the attacks went forward.

Fact #3 : Many Jews Died In September 11 Attack

Claims that the Mossad warned some 4,000 Jews who worked at the World Trade Center through Jew calls about the September 11 attack have been proven false time and time again.

Approximately 400 of those who died in the World Trade Center were confirmed, or strongly believed, to be Jewish – accounting for about 15% of all WTC victims that day. The US Department of State even compiled a partial list of 76 WTC victims who were confirmed Jewish.

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Fact #4 : No Evidence Of Dancing Jews

The AI-generated photo that Stew Peters posted of Jews dancing as the World Trade Center towers exploded is based on the recurring narrative that the 9/11 attacks were a false flag operation conducted by Israel.

The problem though is that – there never was any evidence of Jews or Israelis dancing in delight as they watched the Twin Towers burn and then collapse.

Instead, news media only reported that people were celebrating news of the September 11 attacks in the Palestinian Territories, as well as some Middle Eastern countries like Egypt and Lebanon.

Conspiracy theorists who keep promoting this claim over the years have consistently fail to provide any evidence of dancing Jews / Israelis. That’s probably why they have to resort to creating such images using generative AI…

Fact #5 : Arrested Israelis Deny Involvement

There was only one known incident involving Israeli citizens – five men who were arrested after someone reported seeing three of them taking photos or videos of the World Trade Center on fire.

Three of the men were reportedly “happy” while taking photos or videos in Liberty Park, which is located opposite the World Trade Center on the New Jersey side of the river.

When police officers tracked down their van and pulled it over, one of the passengers told the officers that they had been on the West Side Highway in Manhattan when the September 11 attacks took place.

The driver – Sivan Kurzberg, told the officers that the Palestinians were “the problem”, not them. The other passengers were his brother, Paul Kurzberg, and their friends, Aaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner, and Omer Marmari.

We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.

I should point out that the Israelis were only seen taking photos or videos after the first plane had already hit the WTC, and not during the attack itself.

On top of that, they thought the attacks were carried out by Palestinians, when none of them were from Palestine. 15 of the terrorists were from Saudi Arabia, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Egypt, and one was from Lebanon.

Finally – there ultimately was no evidence that the five Israeli men were involved in the 9/11 attacks. Conspiracy theorists have certainly not provided any evidence to back up their claims.

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Is This The Only Official Michelle Obama Pregnancy Photo?!

Is there only one official Michelle Obama pregnancy photo, taken with Barack Obama?!

Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : This Is Only Official Michelle Obama Pregnancy Photo!

People are sharing a photo which claims to be the only official Michelle Obama pregnancy photo!

Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narritives : The last photo I shared of Michelle Obama pregnant was community noted so here is the official and only picture of Michelle Obama being pregnant.

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Truth : That’s Not An Official Michelle Obama Pregnancy Photo!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created about Barack and Michelle Obama, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Michelle Obama Never Released Photos Of Herself Pregnant

First, let me just point out that Michelle Obama has never released photos of herself while pregnant with Sasha or Malia.

That’s not to say they don’t exist. It is likely that they exist – they were simply not made available to us – members of the public.

Perhaps she’s just like many of us who don’t share private photos on social media. Perhaps she did not want to “jinx” her pregnancies.

After all, Michelle and Barack Obama had trouble getting pregnant, and she suffered a miscarriage. They ultimately conceived Malia and Sasha through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

But I did find a single photo showing her pregnant with Sasha in the year 2000, while walking with Barack Obama and Malia Sasha in a stroller. It was apparently taken by AP, so we know this is a genuine photo.

Michelle Obama was 36 years old at that time, while Barack Obama was 39 years old. As you can see – they look young!

Photo Credit : AP Images

Fact #2 : The Viral Photo Was AI-Generated

A quick look at the viral photo quickly showed image artifacts that tell us that it was AI-generated.

  • Both Michelle and Barack Obama look like they are in their 50s, instead of their 30s when they had their two girls.
  • Michelle Obama has really abnormal eyebrows. The left eyebrow appears to start from her inner corner of the eyelid, while she appears to have two eyebrows on the right.
  • Michelle Obama appears to have two bulges on her skull.
  • Michelle Obama’s right hand has really weird nails and the fingers are too long.
  • Barack Obama’s left ear is located way too low, right next to his cheek!
  • Barack Obama appears to have a giant double-chin!
  • Barack Obama’s left hand has ridiculously long fingers!

In short – this photo was created using generative AI software. It is most certainly not an actual Michelle Obama pregnancy photo, never mind an official one.

The person who created this photo using generative AI also made the mistake of generating it using current photos of Michelle and Barack Obama. They were only in their 30s when they had Malia and Sasha, not their 50s!

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Fact #3 : Michelle Obama Was Born A Woman

There is no need for Michelle Obama to release any photos of herself pregnant to prove that she is a woman.

Even if you ignore the fact that she gave birth to two girls, Michelle Obama grew up as a female. Her family and friends only knew her as a girl and then, a woman. Never as a boy or a man who later became transgender.

Michelle Obama sometimes shares photos of her childhood on her Instagram account. They are all proof that she grew up as a girl, never as a boy.

On the other hand, all these claims that she was born a boy has never been backed by any evidence.

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Fact #4 : Michelle Obama Gave Birth To Two Girls

Claims that Michelle Obama was born a man is not only false, it’s absurdly ridiculous, because she gave birth to two girls – Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.

For those who are wondering – transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus. And no, Malia and Sasha Obama were not adopted

Ultimately, these fake photos, and claims about Michelle Obama being transgender, are just attempts by misogynists and Republicans of the MAGA persuasion to disparage Barack and Michelle Obama.

As the 2024 US Presidential Election draws close, you can expect more rumours of Michelle Obama joining the race, and even more fake news and photos about her.

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Can StopNCII Remove All Nude / Deep Fake Photos?!

Can the StopNCII website remove all of your nude or deep fake or Photoshopped photos from the Internet?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : StopNCII Can Remove All Nude / Deep Fake Photos!

People are sharing this advice on WhatsApp and social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook, claiming that the StopNCI website can remove all of your nude or deep fake or Photoshopped photos from the Internet!

Attention girls! If someone edits your photo with Al or Photoshop to create a nude photo, then you go to stopncii.org and submit the original photo and the edited photo.

They’ll remove the edited photo from all the places on the Internet and your identity will be confidential. Please immediately inform the cyber cell and file a case to take immediate action.

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Truth : StopNCII Cannot Remove All Nude / Deep Fake Photos!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms, and here are reasons why…

Fact #1 : StopNCII Does Not Remove Photos / Videos

First, let me just point out that the StopNCII website is a project by the Revenge Porn Helpline, which is itself a part of the UK-based charity, SWGfL.

StopNCII is not a government organisation, or even a multinational / international organisation that controls what gets posted on the Internet. It does not have any power or authority or even capability to remove a single photo or video.

To be clear – StopNCII cannot remove all of your photos or videos from the Internet. No organisation can.

Fact #2 : You Don’t Upload Photos / Videos To StopNCII

The advice to upload your nude or edited photos or videos to the StopNCII website is nonsensical. So is the claim that you must also upload your original photos or videos.

StopNCII does not require you to upload your nude / edited photo or video, or your original photo or video.

In fact, StopNCII does not even require you to upload a single photo or video. It merely scans the photos or videos that you are concerned about.

Those photos or videos do not leave your devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones).

Fact #3 : StopNCII Only Generates Digital Hashes

StopNCII only scans the photos or videos that you select on your device, and generate their digital fingerprints (hashes). It does not download or keep your nude photos or videos.

Select the image(s)/video(s) on your device that you would like to protect. Remember, your image(s)/video(s) do not leave your device, they will only be scanned so a unique “hash,” or digital fingerprint, can be generated.

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Fact #4 : Photos / Videos Are Only Removed On Certain Platforms

StopNCII itself does not remove any photos or videos, whether they are nude or edited. Instead, they rely on a limited number of partner platforms to do that:

  • Facebook
  • TikTok
  • Reddit
  • Instagram
  • Bumble
  • OnlyFans
  • Threads
  • Pornhub

Only these platforms will receive cases and the digital hashes (fingerprints) from StopNCII.

Fact #5 : Not All Photos / Videos Will Be Removed

Even on those supported platforms, it’s not a guarantee that those photos / videos submitted to StopNCII will be removed.

Those platforms will scan their systems for those digital hashes, and remove them if they are found to have violated their intimate image abuse policy.

This is to avoid the StopNCII system from being abused to remove photos or videos that are not sexual, abusive, personal, or illegal in any way.

Once generated the ‘hash’ will be shared with the participating companies.

Participating companies will look for matches to the hash and remove any matches within their system(s) if it violates their intimate image abuse policy.

The Revenge Porn Helpline reported a 90% removal rate on those platforms since 2015. While that is impressive, that tells us that some 10% of all reported photos or videos were determined not to have contravened the policies of those partner platforms.

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Fact #6 : No One Can Remove All Photos / Videos From Internet

Even if StopNCII is able to partner with every single social media platform, large and small; or Internet service providers, it simply cannot help you remove all of your nude photos or videos from the Internet.

That’s because once released on the Internet, those photos or videos (whether nude or edited) can be transmitted through many means – messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram, or email and file-sharing services.

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Was Bill Gates Destroyed In ABC News Interview?!

Was Bill Gates just destroyed in an ABC News interview with Sarah Ferguson?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-10-07 : Updated with new information after video went viral again
Originally posted @ 2023-03-08

 

Claim : Bill Gates Was Destroyed In ABC News Interview!

People are sharing a TikTok video with the title “Bill Gates caught in corner”, which shows Bill Gates getting destroyed in a recent ABC News interview.

Here are the accompanying subtitles from the interview, but it’s rather long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

ABC News : So Mr Gates, in your own words, what have you contributed to the world?

Bill Gates : Um I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I created the world’s most popular computer operating system.

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Truth : Bill Gates Was NOT Destroyed In ABC News Interview!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to go viral on TikTok, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : ABC News Interviewed Bill Gates On Jan 31, 2023

First, let’s start by sharing some basic context on the ABC News interview with Bill Gates.

The interview was conducted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist, Sarah Ferguson, on her current affairs show – 7.30, and released on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

Fact #2 : ABC News Did Not Destroy Bill Gates In That Interview

Anyone who watches the actual ABC News interview of Bill Gates will be puzzled by the viral video and claim, because Sarah Ferguson never “destroyed” Bill Gates.

You can read all about her interview and even watch the video in an article written by Sarah Ferguson and her colleague Myles Wearring. In her interview, she only asked Bill Gates about:

  • COVID-19 conspiracy theories
  • Elon Musk buying Twitter
  • the rise of artificial intelligence
  • climate change and renewable energy
  • his association with Jeffrey Epstein
  • his philanthropy, and pledge to give away most of his wealth

Sarah Ferguson ended the interview by thanking Bill Gates, who only nods. He never quit the interview in frustration as shown in the viral video.

Fact #3 : Gates Foundation Called Viral Video Fake

The media department for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation labelled the viral video as fake:

We confirm that the audio in this altered video is fake.

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Fact #4 : Viral Video Was Edited Using Artificial Intelligence

The viral video was created by a TikTok creator called bdti989, who posted it with the caption:

How dangerous AI can be 😱
#BillGates #billgates #microsoft #Microsoft #followformore #follow #msdos #uops #ups #ops #world #interview #interviews #artificialintelligence #ai

bdti989 also stated several times that he edited the ABC News interview using artificial intelligence. It is basically a deep fake video.

Yes, it’s AI generated!

Fact #5 : Fake Video Was Not Satire

While some people are trying to justify the creation and/or sharing the video as “satire”, that is not true. Even the content creator himself did not call it satire.

bdti989 does not appear to create satire. His account is full of typical edited news content pushing right wing conspiracies, not satire.

Most of his videos aren’t particularly popular, typically with less than 3,000 views. Only his AI-generated fake video of the ABC News interview of Bill Gates has gone viral, with over 1.4 million views.

It is likely he created it to test his ability to create fake videos using artificial intelligence. Hopefully, it does not inspire him to create more of such deep fake videos to increase the popularity of his TikTok channel.

Fact #6 : Bill Gates Was A Notable Programmer

Regardless of what we may think of Bill Gates as a businessman and/or person, he was well regarded as a programmer. Both Gates and Paul Allen developed Altair BASIC – a BASIC programming interpreter for the MITS Altair 8800 and S-100 computers.

Paul Allen would famously write a bootstrap program for it during a flight to demonstrate their Altair BASIC interpreter, but Bill Gates would famously win the bet on who could write the shortest possible bootstrap program.

Fact #6 : MS-DOS Was Not Created By Gary Kildall

Gary Kildall (wrongly named as Gary Kildahl in the fake video) was the creator of the CP/M operating system that was once considered by IBM for its first PC.

Bill Gates not only did not steal MS-DOS from Gary Kildall, it was Gates who suggested that IBM should purchase CP/M-86 from Kildall for its forthcoming PC.

However, Gary Kildall famously went flying on his private plane instead of meeting IBM representatives, and they failed to reach an agreement.

Fact #7 : MS-DOS Was Based On 86-DOS

MS-DOS (wrongly named as Emma’s DOS in the fake video) was based on 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products.

After IBM and Digital Research failed to reach an agreement on CP/M-86, IBM lead negotiator Jack Sams asked Bill Gates to find a usable operating system for the IBM PC. Gates later proposed using 86-DOS.

Microsoft then purchased a non-exclusive licence for 86-DOS in December 1980 for US$25,000, and hired Tim Paterson to port it to the IBM PC, so it would work on the Intel 8086 processor. IBM would submit over 300 change requests before accepting the final port.

It was only in July 1981 – a month before IBM released the PC, that Microsoft purchased all rights to 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products for US$50,000. Microsoft then licensed the modified 86-DOS to IBM, and it became PC DOS 1.0.

In short, MS-DOS (rebranded from PC DOS) was based on 86-DOS, which was a different operating system from CP/M invented by Gary Kildall.

Kildall would later persuade IBM to offer CP/M-86 with the PC. That would not be possible if Kildall really sold CP/M to Microsoft “for a couple of dollars” as the fake video alleges.

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Fact #8 : COVID-19 Vaccines Have Been Proven Safe + Effective

Anti-vaccination proponents are not interested in your health, which is why they keep lying about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

The truth is – COVID-19 vaccines were only approved AFTER they have undergone extensive safety and efficacy tests, involving tens of thousands of volunteers.

And even after receiving Emergency Use Authorisation and full FDA approval, they continue to be monitored for safety and efficacy.

The reason why doctors and health authorities STRONGLY advocate vaccination is because the vaccines have been PROVEN to protect the vast majority of people from getting COVID-19 in the first place.

And even if you do get infected after vaccination, the vaccine will protect you against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

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Did Michelle Obama Release Photos Of Herself Pregnant?!

Did Michelle Obama just release photos of herself pregnant, to prove that she is a real woman?!

Take a look at the viral photos, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-10-01 : Added fact check video
Originally posted @ 2023-09-30

 

Claim : Michelle Obama Released Photos Of Herself Pregnant!

People are sharing photos that they claim were taken when Michelle Obama was pregnant, to prove that she is a real woman.

Charlotte, The Baroness : BREAKING: Michelle Obama silences ALL conspiracy theorists and demands a universal apology after FINALLY releasing glowing pregnancy photos when she was expecting Sasha and Malia.

Was_it_Planned : You can fake the baby bump. We need 3 independent DNA samples analyzed to prove man or women.

The rest is smoke and mirrors. I think she’s a he! While you’re at it, DNA test the kids to verify birth parents are Obama’s.

Ultra Maga Tx Teresa 🇺🇸 : 😂🤣😆😂 we know you’re a dude & we’ve seen their real parents. 🤡🤡

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Truth : Those Are Not Photos Of A Pregnant Michelle Obama!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created about Barack and Michelle Obama, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Michelle Obama Never Released Photos Of Herself Pregnant

First, let me just point out that Michelle Obama has never released photos of herself while pregnant with Sasha or Malia.

That’s not to say they don’t exist. It is likely that they exist – they were simply not made available to us – members of the public.

Perhaps she’s just like many of us who don’t share private photos on social media. Perhaps she did not want to “jinx” her pregnancies.

After all, Michelle and Barack Obama had trouble getting pregnant, and she suffered a miscarriage. They ultimately conceived Malia and Sasha through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Fact #2 : The Photos Were AI-Generated

I took a look at all four photos and quickly determined that they were AI-generated, and rather poor examples at that.

The first two are better examples, but if you look closely, you can see that her hands are grossly distorted. She not only has at least six fingers on each hand, they are of wrong lengths and with nails in the wrong position.

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These two examples are terrible. The example on the left does not even look like Michelle Obama. Perhaps a young Oprah Winfrey? Of course, Oprah never had children…

The one on the right looks more like Michelle Obama but had grossly exaggerated features, including a hump neck. But the easiest way to identify it as an AI-generated fake photo is by looking at her hands.

As you can see, both examples have distorted hands. In the example on the left, the fingers of both hands appear to merge together. In the example of the right, her left hand has six unnaturally long fingers, while her right hand has a ridiculously long thumb.

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Fact #3 : Online Tools Confirmed Images Were AI-Generated

Just in case you don’t trust my Mark 1 eyeballs, or my common sense, you will be glad to know that two online tools used to detect AI-generated photos – AI or Not, and Illuminarty, have confirmed all four photos were generated using AI image generators.

Fact #4 : Michelle Obama Was Born A Woman

There is no need for Michelle Obama to release any photos of herself pregnant to prove that she is a woman.

Even if you ignore the fact that she gave birth to two girls, Michelle Obama grew up as a female. Her family and friends only knew her as a girl and then, a woman. Never as a boy or a man who later became transgender.

Michelle Obama sometimes shares photos of her childhood on her Instagram account. They are all proof that she grew up as a girl, never as a boy.

On the other hand, all these claims that she was born a boy has never been backed by any evidence.

Read more : Do Photos Prove Michelle Obama Is Transgender?!

Fact #5 : Michelle Obama Gave Birth To Two Girls

Claims that Michelle Obama was born a man is not only false, it’s absurdly ridiculous, because she gave birth to two girls – Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.

For those who are wondering – transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus. And no, Malia and Sasha Obama were not adopted

Ultimately, these fake photos, and claims about Michelle Obama being transgender, are just attempts by misogynists and Republicans of the MAGA persuasion to disparage Barack and Michelle Obama.

As the 2024 US Presidential Election draws close, you can expect more rumours of Michelle Obama joining the race, and even more fake news and photos about her.

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Traffic Lights Now Have CCTV Cameras To Catch Drivers?!

Do traffic lights in Malaysia now have CCTV cameras to catch drivers crossing the white line?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Traffic Lights Have CCTV To Catch Drivers!

People are sharing a photo of a JPJ (Road Transport Department) traffic offence fine issued to a driver called Koh Chip Wee.

They claim that he was fined after a CCTV camera at the traffic light caught him stopping his vehicle over the white line. This example warns motorists that they could be fined RM2,000 or jailed for up to 6 months for this offence:

It’s a RM 2K fine or 6 months jail for waiting across the white line at traffic lights monitored by cameras, the notices hv already started going out by post… Cheers

Other people are sharing the photo with this audio message of a man warning people that traffic lights in Kuantan, Pahang, now have CCTV cameras that are designed to catch motorists who stop over the white line.

https://www.techarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/WhatsApp-Audio-2023-09-14-at-15.28.40.mp3?_=1

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Truth : Traffic Lights Do Not Have CCTV To Catch Drivers!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : You Can Be Fined For Stopping Over White Line

First, let me just confirm that this part is true – motorists may be fined up to RM2,000, or jailed for up to 6 months, if they are caught stopping any part of their vehicles on any zebra crossing, including crossing that unbroken white line at any traffic light.

Mana-mana individu yang melakukan kesalahan boleh dikenakan denda tidak melebihi RM2,000 atau dipenjarakan selama tempoh tidak melebihi enam bulan.

Any individual who commits an offense may be fined not exceeding RM2,000 or imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months.

In other words – this is a serious offence, with serious consequences. You must stop your vehicle before the unbroken white line at all traffic lights.

Most of us motorists never think about this. So this is a timely warning. Please SHARE this warning with your family and friends!

Read more : PDRM Warns It’s Illegal To Stop On Zebra Crossing!

Fact #2 : Traffic Lights Currently Do Not Have CCTV Cameras

The traffic lights currently do not have any CCTV cameras installed to catch drivers crossing the white line, or committing any other traffic offences.

That device you see on many traffic lights these days is an active infra-red sensor. Such infra-red sensors are used to determine the presence of vehicles, for traffic control.

If the sensor does not detect the presence of a vehicle waiting, the traffic light for that lane may skip a turn to allow vehicles using other lanes to go through the junction for a longer period of time.

In the viral photo, the angle of the photo taken indicates that it was not taken by any camera attached to the traffic light. The photo was taken from behind the vehicle and even shows the traffic light itself.

Fact #3 : Driver Was Fined For Running A Red Light

The motorist in this case was not fined for stopping his vehicle over the white line at the traffic light.

If you look closely at the notice, you can see that he was actually fined for running a red light. In addition, he was only fined RM300 for the offence, not RM2,000.

Kesalahan : Gagal mematuhi isyarat merah pada isyarat lalulintas

Offence : Failed to obey red light at traffic light

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Fact #4 : Only Known Traffic Light CCTV Camera Was A Test

The only known CCTV camera (with AI technology) that was installed for the purpose of catching traffic offences started operating in Miri on 4 July 2023.

This AI Violation Detection CCTV camera is designed to automatically monitor and record driver behaviour at the intersection, including:

  • collecting data on vehicle speed and details
  • automatically detecting and recording speeding vehicles
  • recording driver offences like using mobile phones, smoking, and not wearing seatbelts while driving

However, this CCTV camera with AI technology was installed as a proof-of-concept trial that will only last 6 months.

The trial period would be six months and the results will be presented to the ministry to decide on the next course of action.

It may be just a matter of time before such cameras are deployed in Malaysia, and other countries around the world. But right now, there really are no CCTV cameras installed at traffic lights to catch drivers committing traffic offences like stopping over the white line.

 

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Joe Biden Confused + Stuttering In Viral Interview?!

Was Joe Biden confused and stuttering in a viral MSNBC interview with Nicolle Wallace?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Joe Biden Was Confused + Stuttering In Viral Interview!

People are sharing a video of US President Joe Biden looking and sounding confused during an MSNBC interview. It has gone viral in MAGA groups, and is being promoted by pro-Russian and pro-CCP groups, as well as the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) .

OMG! President Of The United States? 🤦🏻‍♂️🫣🤣🤣

What’s wrong with him? What’s he rumbling about? 🤔😥🤦🏻‍♂️

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Truth : Joe Biden Was Not Confused / Stuttering In Viral Interview!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS about Joe Biden, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Interview Aired On June 30, 2023

First, let me just point out that Nicolle Wallace from MSNBC interviewed Joe Biden in the viral interview on June 30, 2023. You can watch the full MSNBC interview here.

During that interview, Nicolle Wallace asked President Biden about the US Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, as well as his administration’s foreign policy and other plans.

Fact #2 : Viral Video Was Fabricated

While the MSNBC interview did occur, the viral Joe Biden interview that has been circulating in MAGA, pro-CCP and pro-Russian groups is a complete fabrication.

President Joe Biden never spoke like that in the MSNBC interview. The original MSNBC interview proves that beyond doubt.

Fact #3 : Viral Video Was Likely A Deep Fake Video

The viral video appears to have modified using AI deep fake technology to change how and what Joe Biden said in the viral video. It does not appear to be done by editing and splicing parts of the interview.

For one thing, some of the words he said in the viral video do not appear in the original video. The background in the viral video also appear consistent even when Joe Biden was stuttering in the viral video.

All that suggest that AI deep fake technology was used to change what Joe Biden said in the viral interview video, and how he said it.

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Fact #4 : No Mainstream Media Reported This

If President Joe Biden really looked and sounded confused, or stuttered repeatedly during the MSNBC interview, it would have been international news, not just limited to the United States.

All of the mainstream media would have covered it. Even if they didn’t, you can count on right-wing news outlets like Fox News, Newsmax, or One America News Network, to cover his confusion and stuttering 24/7.

Yet, not a single mainstream media outlet reported on this major embarrassment for President Joe Biden? That’s because it never happened.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake News About Joe Biden

This is just ultimately just another example of political fake news to smear Joe Biden, and here are other examples:

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Is JPJ Installing AES CCTV Cameras With AI Tech?!

Is JPJ now installing AES CCTV cameras with AI technology to monitor what drivers do at traffic lights?!

Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JPJ Is Installing AES CCTV Cameras With AI Tech!

People are sharing a photo on WhatsApp and social media platforms, claiming that the Malaysia Road Transport Department (JPJ) has started installing AES CCTV cameras at with AI technology.

These new AES (Automated Enforcement System) CCTV cameras are apparently using artificial intelligence to monitor what drivers do at traffic lights, and catch them committing crimes like using their smartphone / mobile phone.

JPJ sudah bermula memasang CCTV A.I AES yang dapat merakam video apa yang kamu sedang buat di Traffik light… yang selalu main Henfon semasa menunggu lampu Hijau… sila berjaga jaga ya.. sekali kena saman jangan cakap tak bagi amaran pula..

JPJ has started installing CCTV A.I AES that can record video of what you are doing at the traffic light… who are always playing with their smartphones while waiting for the green light… please be careful.. once you get a summons, don’t say no one warned you..

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Truth : JPJ Is NOT Installing AES CCTV Cameras With AI Tech!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : It Was Installed As Proof Of Concept Trial

First, let me just confirm that the JPJ has not initiated any widespread project to install CCTV cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) technology at traffic lights.

The camera was installed as a proof of concept trial, which was launched on Tuesday, 4 July 2023, as “Proof of Concept : AI Violation Detection CCTV“.

The viral photo was issued by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (UKAS), together with the official press release.

Fact #2 : Camera Was Only Installed In Miri

Only one AI Violation Detection CCTV camera was installed, and it was installed at the Jalan Merbau intersection facing the Bintang Megamall in Miri, Sarawak.

The Sarawak Ministry of Transportation (MOTS) specifically chose that location, because it was an accident-prone area.

Fact #3 : Trial Only Lasts For Six Months

This proof-of-concept trial is only set to last for six months, according to Sarawak Transportation Minister, Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin:

The trial period would be six months and the results will be presented to the ministry to decide on the next course of action.

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Fact #4 : CCTV Camera Monitors + Records Driver Behaviour

The AI Violation Detection CCTV camera is designed to automatically monitor and record driver behaviour at the intersection, including:

  • collecting data on vehicle speed and details
  • automatically detecting and recording speeding vehicles
  • recording driver offences like using mobile phones, smoking, and not wearing seatbelts while driving

The objective is to collect data on driver behaviour, traffic flow and volume in addition to vehicle colour, classification, model and make.

In addition, to collect data on the speed of travel and vehicle registration number, automatically detect and record vehicles exceeding the speed limit and record the offenses of drivers using mobile phones, smoking and not wearing seat belts while driving.

Data collected from the system will be analysed to gain a better insight into traffic behaviour, identify high-risk areas, as well as enable data-driven decisions to be made by the ministry and enforcement agencies to improve road safety.

Fact #5 : Such Cameras Are The Future

Even though this is just a time-limited trial run, automatic monitoring and reporting of traffic offences by AI-enabled CCTV cameras are the future, because they allow the police to better catch bad driving behaviour without requiring massive manpower.

As Dato Sri Lee shared, the AI Violation Detection CCTV camera caught a repeat offender speeding on eight occasions within one week at the intersection.

The automatic monitoring of driver behaviour through CCTV cameras is common in China, where state surveillance has long been the norm. Chinese cameras are pervasive, albeit not always accurate.

Still, it is just a matter of time before before such cameras are deployed in Malaysia, and other countries around the world. In other words – this fake news may not stay “fake news” for long…

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Avanade Launches New Generative AI Services!

Avanade just unveiled new generative AI services to help organisations and their people work responsibly and innovate with artificial intelligence!

 

Avanade Launches New Generative AI Services!

July 10, 2023 – Avanade, the leading Microsoft solutions provider, today unveiled new services to help clients address the pressing challenge to ready their people, processes, and technologies for artificial intelligence (AI).

As generative AI technology continues to transform the way we work, live and conduct business in every part of the world and in every industry, expectations are growing exponentially.

Avanade’s Trendlines research reveals that 85 percent of organisations expect AI to increase revenue growth by 2025, with more than two-thirds anticipating AI to be responsible for up to 16 percent growth in global annual revenue. All this points to lucrative rewards for those that seize the growth opportunities of AI now.

Avanade’s new services will enable leaders to assess and monitor multiple business and IT domains to prioritise actions, so they can responsibly harness the benefits of AI.

However, the research also indicates organisations are not ready. Trendlines shows that only 36 percent of business and IT leaders are completely confident that their organisation currently has sufficient checks and balances in place to mitigate the potential risks and harms of AI. Meanwhile, nearly half (48 percent) admit to not having specific guidelines and/or policies put into effect yet for responsible AI.

There is no end point to AI readiness. As generative AI continues to reshape the global business landscape, the importance of adopting an AI-first mindset cannot be overstated.

To seize the growth opportunities of AI and mitigate risks for unintended consequences through continual change, leaders need to consider more than the technology implications of AI. Ultimately, AI-first is people-first.

– Jillian Moore, Global Head of Advisory at Avanade

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New Avanade Generative AI Services!

Avanade’s new services have been designed to expedite business value derived from AI while cultivating an AI-first mindset:

The Avanade AI Organisational Readiness Framework provides a comprehensive assessment of an organisation’s business and IT areas. It offers detailed insights into AI readiness across people, processes, and technologies, enabling leaders to prioritise responsible actions for leveraging AI’s benefits.

The service includes executive coaching, tailored employee training, and an innovative “AI control tower” with cloud-based tools, dashboards, and knowledge resources. This ensures continuous AI readiness and empowers leaders to monitor and take real-time actions.

The Avanade AI Governance Quick Start Service addresses the crucial requirement for responsible AI governance. It enables leaders to translate corporate values into guidelines and practices for governing the ethical use of AI.

With a strong framework and methodology, organisations can proactively assess risks in AI projects and enhance their existing business and IT governance processes, policies, and behaviours to effectively manage and reduce AI risks across all functions.

These new services compliment Avanade’s existing portfolio of generative AI strategy workshops, with options ranging from a 2-hour workshop to a 6-week strategy Proof of Concept engagement.

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As generative AI gains momentum in Southeast Asia, we see a profound shift in how people engage with technology and how organisations function. Avanade is committed to helping our clients navigate this dynamic landscape, focus on doing what matters, and fully embrace the potential of generative AI responsibly.

By evaluating their AI readiness and establishing an ethical technology framework, organisations can ensure their digital advancement aligns with their core values – enabling them to simultaneously prioritise innovation and responsibility.

Bhavya Kapoor, Southeast Asia Managing Director, Avanade

 

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Avanade + Accenture: 2023 Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year!

Avanade and Accenture have just been named 2023 Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year, for the 18th time!

 

Avanade + Accenture: 2023 Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year!

Avanade and Accenture have been named 2023 Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year. This is the 18th time that Avanade and Accenture received the Global SI Partner of the Year recognition from Microsoft.

In total, Avanade and Accenture received close to 120 Partner of the Year awards across various technology and country categories throughout their history, for helping clients transform their employee and customer experiences by creating and delivering leading-edge solutions using Microsoft solutions.

Both companies were also recognised with 17 other awards including Malaysia Partner of the Year and Singapore Partner of the Year.

  • Dynamics 365 Sales & Marketing Partner of the Year
  • Low Code Application Development Partner of the Year
  • Automotive, Mobility and Transportation Partner of the Year
  • Customer Experience Partner of the Year
  • Malaysia Country Partner of the Year
  • Singapore Country Partner of the Year
  • Germany Country Partner of the Year
  • Greece Country Partner of the Year
  • France Country Partner of the Year
  • Portugal Country Partner of the Year
  • UK Country Partner of the Year
  • Denmark: Azure Core: Cloud Infrastructure Partner of The Year
  • Finland: GSI Growth Champion Partner of The Year
  • Asia Pacific: Azure Data & AI Partner of the Year
  • Asia Pacific: Azure Infrastructure Partner of the Year
  • Singapore: Financial Services Industry Partner of The Year
  • Japan: Energy and Resources Partner of the Year

The companies were also named finalists in the following five categories: Retail & Consumer Goods Partner of the Year; Dynamics 365 Finance Partner of the Year; Dynamics 365 Services Partner of the Year; Security Compliance Partner of the Year; Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

The unique partnership between Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft truly enables us to do what matters for our clients – building more resilience in a world of continuous change, empowering employees to embrace new ways of working, strengthening customer experience and now, guiding them on their journey to an ‘AI-first’ world.

Being recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of The Year for the 18th time is a remarkable achievement that is only possible because of our people all over the world who, every day, bring unrivalled expertise, experience and insights to help our clients solve their toughest business challenges.

– Avanade CEO Pam Maynard

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Avanade + Accenture Collaborates With Microsoft On AI

Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft recently announced an expansion of their close collaboration to help organizations adopt the disruptive power of generative AI, accelerated by the cloud, to fundamentally transform their businesses.

By tapping into the new Accenture Center for Advanced AI, with its deep focus on generative AI and large language models, and the new Avanade AI Organizational Readiness Framework, the companies can help their clients take advantage of generative AI for safe and responsible innovation at scale.

Over the past year, we’ve expanded our partnership with Microsoft by helping more clients transform their organizations through the adoption of data and AI, cloud, metaverse, sustainability and other technologies.

Together with Avanade, we take great pride in helping clients accelerate change to achieve new growth and value, and we look forward to an exciting journey forward with Microsoft.

– Chris Howarth, Senior Managing Director and Accenture Microsoft Business Group Lead

Combined, Avanade and Accenture now have more than 65,000 professionals dedicated to delivering Microsoft technologies.

 

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Did Pentagon Just Get Hit By A Large Explosion?!

Was the Pentagon just hit by a large explosion?! Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Pentagon Was Just Hit By A Large Explosion!

A photo of an explosion at the Pentagon has gone viral on social media, with multiple “blue check” Twitter accounts, an Indian media outlet and Russian state media sharing it!

RT : Reports of an explosion near the Pentagon in Washington DC

Bloomberg Feed : Large Explosion near The Pentagon Complex in Washington D.C. – Initial Report

⚠️BREAKING – Initial Reports of a Large Explosion near The Pentagon Complex in Washington D.C.
A Fire is currently Burning at the Location of the Blast with Fire and Rescue Crews arriving On-Scene.

Initial Reports of a Large Explosion near The #Pentagon Complex in #Washington D.C.
A Fire is currently Burning at the Location of the Blast with Fire and Rescue Crews arriving On-Scene.

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Truth : Pentagon Was Not Hit By A Large Explosion!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created using AI technology, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : There Was No Pentagon Explosion

First, let me just confirmed that there was no explosion at the Pentagon yesterday or today. The Pentagon did not come under attack, as many people have claimed.

For one thing – no legitimate media outlet has reported on such an explosion. No, propaganda outlets like Russia Today (RT) do not count.

This incident has shown just how unreliable RT really is – it was the only state media agency to post the fake photo. RT deleted the photo hours later, but did not appear to apologise for the “mistake”.

Furthermore, police and fire officials in Arlington, Virgina, have confirmed that the viral photo is fake, and that there was no incident at the Pentagon. No explosion. No fire. No smoke.

@PFPAOfficial and the ACFD are aware of a social media report circulating online about an explosion near the Pentagon.

There is NO explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation, and there is no immediate danger or hazards to the public.

Fact #2 : That Is Not The Pentagon

Anyone who has seen the facade / side profile of the Pentagon will immediately realise that the photo does not show the famous building.

The fake building looks like like a university than the Pentagon, which has a flat, sloping roof without a triangular Gable roof.

The facade of the Pentagon is also almost flat and uniform, with uniform, same-sized windows throughout.

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Fact #3 : The Photo Was AI Generated

The viral photo appears to be created using an AI image generator. If you look closely at the photo, you will see many discrepancies that suggest it was AI-generated:

  • The facade of the building is distorted, with some windows merging together.
  • The fence suddenly turns into crowd barriers, both of which have distortions with holes too.
  • The lamp post appears to be distorted and cut off from its base, literally floating sideways.

Not shown below, but the concrete walkway also gradually fades into grass, which is another sign it was AI-generated.

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Fact #4 : Twitter Blue + Gold Accounts Helped Spread Fake Photo!

It is important to point out that while this viral photo tricked many people into thinking it was real, it was the new Twitter Blue and Twitter Gold accounts that helped it go viral.

The photo went viral because multiple Twitter Blue accounts shared the fake photo. Because many people still believe that blue check Twitter accounts are “verified” and therefore trustworthy, they shared it out too.

Elon Musk is responsible for this debacle, by allowing any Tom, Dick and Harry to purchase a blue check to masquerade as a “verified” Twitter account. That was how the fake Bloomberg Feed account was able to trick so many people to share this fake photo.

On top of that, Russian state media – RT (Russia Today) boosted the fake photo by reposting it on its Twitter Gold account, which is a paid and verified account. Even though RT finally deleted the tweet hours later, more than 38,000 people had already viewed the post, and many shared it because they believed RT verified the news.

Fact #5 : Indian News Channel Helped Spread Fake Photo

It also did not help that Republic TV – a right-wing, English language news channel in India, broadcasted a “Live & Breaking” news of the Pentagon explosion using nothing more than that fake photo!

To top it off, they even invited Professor Madhav Nalapat – “an international affairs expert” to opine on the fake explosion!

To be fair – Republic TV relied on RT to verify that news, with a chyron saying, “RT REPORTS EXPLOSION NEAR PENTAGON“. That ought to teach them for relying on Russian state media for facts…

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Fact #6 : This Is Just AI-Generated Fake News!

This is yet another example of fake photos / videos / news created by artificial intelligence. Here are some other examples I fact checked recently:

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AI Will Let Tom Hanks Appear In Movies After Death!

Hollywood legend Tom Hanks believes that AI (artificial intelligence) will let him continue appearing in movies long after his death!

 

Tom Hanks : AI will let me appear in movies after death!

In a recent interview, Tom Hanks says he believes he could continue appearing in movies long after his death, thanks to AI (artificial intelligence).

He said that AI could be used to recreate his image, ensuring that he would continue to appear in movies “from now until kingdom come”. But he admitted that AI posed both artistic and legal challenges to the movie industry.

This [legal ramification] has always been lingering. The first time we did a movie that had a huge amount of our own data locked in a computer – literally what we looked like – was a movie called The Polar Express

We saw this coming, we saw that there was going to be this ability to take zeros and ones from inside a computer and turn it into a face and a character. That has only grown a billion-fold since then and we see it everywhere.

The Polar Express, which was released in 2004, was the first movie to be entirely animated using digital motion capture technology.

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AI technology is a boon for movie studios, which can now use it to recreate actors after they have died or are no longer capable of acting. For example, the voice of Darth Vader in The Book of Boba Fest and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was AI-generated from James Earl Jones’ archival voice recordings.

AI is also being used to de-age actors, to allow actors to appear like younger versions of themselves. Most recently, it was used to make 80 year-old Harrison Ford appear much younger in the latest Indiana Jones movie.

However, AI poses a problem for actors because it can be used to create digital versions that are used without their permission, or without compensation to them or their families.

I can tell you that there is discussions going on in all of the guilds, all of the agencies, and all of the legal firms in order to come up with the legal ramifications of my face and my voice and everybody else’s being our intellectual property.

Anybody can now recreate themselves at any age they are by way of AI or deep fake technology. I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on.

Outside the understanding of AI and deep fake, there’ll be nothing to tell you that it’s not me and me alone. And it’s going to have some degree of lifelike quality. That’s certainly an artistic challenge but it’s also a legal one.

Well, Tom Hanks will soon experience that AI treatment again. In January 2023, it was announced that he and Robin Wright would be de-aged in Robert Zemeckis’ film adaptation of Here – a movie that follows the inhabitants of a single room over the course of several years. The film is set to be released in 2024.

 

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Did Morgan Freeman Just Call Joe Biden A Fool?!

Did Morgan Freeman just call Joe Biden a fool for talking about chocolate chip ice-cream after the Nashville school shooting?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Morgan Freeman Called Joe Biden A Fool Over Ice-Cream!

People are sharing a TikTok video with the title “Children are killed and this FOOL is talking about chocolate chip ice cream!!!!!”, which shows Morgan Freeman calling US President Joe Biden a fool.

Here is a transcript of the video, but feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

It’s your friend, Morgan, and I’ve had it up to here. You tell me what the hell is going on.

Children are killed in this school, and this fool comes in talking about chocolate chip ice-cream.

What the hell is going on? I’m Doctor Jill Biden’s husband. We all know that, fool.

Enough already. Get this guy out of there. Two years is enough.

Everything costs more, everything is going down the drain, we are being laughed at around the world, and this fool talking about his ice-cream. Get him out!

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Truth : Morgan Freeman Did NOT Call Joe Biden A Fool Over Ice-Cream!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to go viral on TikTok, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Was A Deep Fake Video

The viral video is not real. It is a deep fake video created by a TikTok user called The Man of Many Voices who described himself as a “celebrity voice impressionist”.

In his now deleted account, The Man of Many Voices posted many similar deep fake videos of Morgan Freeman and other celebrities:

  • Clint Eastwood – Clint wants to know if you think it’s fair Trump got indicted.
  • Morgan Freeman – Debacle! Congress was embarrassing to watch!!
  • Morgan Freeman – Worst Halftime show ever!

It appears that only his recent Morgan Freeman video has gone viral, with other TikTok users reposting it in their accounts. It then spread to Twitter and YouTube, and other social media platforms.

Fact #2 : Joe Biden Did Speak About Ice-Cream

US President Joe Biden did speak about chocolate chip ice-cream, but not while addressing the Nashville school shooting.

On March 27, 2023, President Biden had a cheerful and buoyant meet and greet with women business leaders at the Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Summit at the White House, just before he gave a speech to them.

Hence, he started his speech with a joke about chocolate chip ice-cream:

Thank you. My name is Joe Biden. I’m Dr. Jill Biden’s husband. And I eat Jeni’s Ice Cream, chocolate chip. I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream.

By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs. You think I’m kidding, I’m not.

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Fact #3 : Joe Biden Addressed The Shooting Later In His Speech

Many social media users mocked Joe Biden for making those ice-cream remarks because the Fox News video clip above was intentionally cut to remove context.

President Biden actually addressed the shooting (which occurred just hours earlier) two minutes into his speech.

As usual, Fox News did not help matters by placing the chyron, “Biden Addresses Deadly Nashville School Shooting” even though the President was not doing that (at that time).

In fact, Fox News cut away from Joe Biden’s speech, only to return to it when he started commenting on the Nashville school shooting two minutes into his speech.

Fact #4 : White House Addressed The Shooting Before His Speech

Before President Biden appeared at the women’s business summit, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had already addressed the Nashville school shooting as the first order of business at that morning’s White House press conference.

She expressed “the President’s appreciation for the first responders, and prayers for all the families affected by this shooting“.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Another Example Of Political Fake News

This is just another example of political fake news created to smear Joe Biden, and here are other examples you may have seen on social media:

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