The Daily Populous

Monday March 27th, 2023 morning edition

image for AI image of Pope Francis in a puffer jacket fooled the internet and experts fear there’s worse to come

A fake, AI-generated image of Pope Francis stepping out in a stylish white puffer jacket and bejewelled crucifix racked up millions of views over the weekend – with many mistaking it for a real image.

Experts fear the rapidly developing technology behind the image could soon undermine our ability to distinguish fake photos, which can be generated in seconds, from reality.

While he made clear they were created by an AI, other users copied the images and spread them without such attribution.

Mr Higgins later said he had been banned from using the AI tool by its creators.

Making pictures of Trump getting arrested while waiting for Trump's arrest. — Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) March 20, 2023.

“A lot of that image looks really good, especially at a first glance people might think the Pope is really adopting the Italian fashion sense.”.

He said: “I genuinely laughed and thought what a weird thing for the Pope to wear, I didn’t even realise it was fake. »

Netanyahu fires Gallant, says he 'lost trust' in defense minister

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Yoav Gallant following his opposition to the judicial reform, it was announced on Sunday evening.

The prime minister told Gallant he lost his trust in the defense minister after he "went behind the government's back" on Saturday evening, while Netanyahu was visiting the United Kingdom.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a vote in the assembly hall of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on February 15, 2023 (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90). »

Busy Saturday: House passes Trans Health Equity Act, advances price-gouging and data protections, backs a new state spirit

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The Maryland House of Delegates voted Saturday to approve the Trans Health Equity Act — a bill that just a year ago disappeared from the chamber’s agenda ahead of a floor vote.

“And that’s part of the reason I feel the passion and the connection to our trans brothers and sisters.”.

The House of Delegates unanimously approved House Bill 178 which would make Maryland Rye Whiskey the official state spirit. »

Female Game Devs Open Up About Harassment And Drink Spiking At GDC

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Recently GDC has become a hub for harassment, assault, and drink spiking, and multiple game developers have stepped forward to voice their concerns.

Harassment, Assault, And Drink Spiking At The Game Developers Conference (GDC).

Game dev and writer Leena also had the same to say about the drink spiking and harassment at GDC. »

News anchor 'taken off air' for quoting Snoop Dogg during live broadcast

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A US news anchor has reportedly been taken off air after quoting Snoop Dog during a live TV broadcast.

The hosts were discussing the rapper and musician’s Cali wine range, when the presenters raised the idea of collaborating with him.

The saying was popularised by Snoop Dogg and features in his 2002 song 'Suited ’n’ Booted'. »