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Seeing but not believing: Inside the business of 'deepfakes'

Seeing but not believing: Inside the business of 'deepfakes'

Technology
In a video seen by millions, a man that looks and sounds just like President Obama gives an address. But instead of a polished speech, he spouts out controversial opinions -- and even a curse word. A split screen reveals that it's not our 44th president making these comments after all -- but actor and frequent Obama impersonator, Jordan Peele. In a Buzzfeed production, Peele imitates Obama's voice with video manipulation to match. It's what's called a "deepfake" -- a video created with artificial intelligence used to convert video of real people into potentially damaging doppelgangers, appearing to say and do things the real people never actually did. In this case, it's Peele and Buzzfeed using the technology to create an sort of PSA, and reveal their trick to the viewer at the end. B...
EPS to enter new business lines in digital banking

EPS to enter new business lines in digital banking

Finance
PUNE: Electronic Payment and Services (EPS), a retail banking technology service provider, is diversifying its business by entering the fraud and risk management and transaction processing and enterprise reconciliation markets. The company has partnered with Morocco-based m2m and Dubai-headquartered Ascent Business Group to use their products for these segments, said Thyagarajan Seshadri, president, banking relations at EPS. Set up in 2011, EPS started out offering end-to-end ATM operations and outsourcing services for public sector banks in India. It currently runs more than 12,500 brown-label ATMs for banks like State Bank of India, Canara Bank and Bank of India. Brown-label ATMs are owned by banks and the management of these is outsourced to firms like Electronic Payment and Services....
Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Business
More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on the UK's Brexit deal.The chief executive of Waterstones and former Sainsbury's boss Justin King are among those saying a "destructive hard Brexit" will damage the UK economy.A group called Business for a People's Vote will launch on Thursday.A Downing Street source told the BBC the Prime Minister was clear that there would be no new referendum.The letter was coordinated by The People's Vote campaign, which wants a ballot on whether to accept the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union. Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks and Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute.com - who both campaigned for Remain - signed...
Here's what you need to do to successfully build a business

Here's what you need to do to successfully build a business

Finance
If you want to start your own business, you need two things: conviction that you're solving a problem and the belief that you are going to solve it better than anyone else. That is according to Elliot Weissbluth, who founded wealth management firm HighTower Advisors in 2008. Beyond that, there are a couple of other key points you need to keep in mind. More from Straight Talk: How investors can save the world, one dollar at a time How to handle gaps in health insurance coverage Here's how blockchain will fit into your life in 10 years ...
X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

Entertainment
If you tuned into the X Factor on Saturday, you might recall footage of excited contestants enjoying the high life in business class.The 24 hopefuls were on Aer Lingus flights to glamorous locations such as Los Angeles for Judges' Houses.But all was not what it seemed - a fellow passenger saw the contestants moved to economy once filming stopped.An Aer Lingus spokesperson said in a statement: "The contestants were shown sampling the business class cabins."The singers were seen posing for selfies and saying "first class" to the camera as they enjoyed drinks in the business class cabins. One said: "I could get used to this."Aer Lingus showed more footage on its Twitter account.Aer Lingus's statement in full read: "As part of Aer L...