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Judy Garland, Burt Reynolds, James Dean … Sir Laurence Olivier. Thanks to AI voice start-up ElevenLabs’ Reader app and its new Iconic Voices collection, they have new posthumous careers and no doubt new fans (of their voices at least) and their estates have a new source of income. Their voices are being popularly used to […]

Using Terahertz waves, “the world’s first O to U-band transmission system capable of DWDM transmission in a commercially available standard optical fiber achieved with custom designed amplifier technology,”, researchers at the Photonic Network Laboratory of Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have achieved a broadband speed that puts it right at the top […]

During a recent Q&A with investment analysts that also included enquiries about the company’s potential purchase of Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) CEO Tony Vinciquerra (pictured below) revealed that he is fan of AI economics and that the company will use machine learning-based tools, processes and workflows to produce future content. “We are very focused […]

Google’s DeepMind division describes Veo as “our most capable video generation model to date”. It generates high-quality, 1080p resolution videos “that can go beyond a minute, in a wide range of cinematic and visual styles”. “It accurately captures the nuance and tone of a prompt, and provides an unprecedented level of creative control — understanding […]