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Real Fake Newsletter – Issue #131

Thijs Pepping
October 10, 2023

Can AI Popstars Make It in the Real World?

“They sing, they dance, they model, but they don’t exist in real life – virtual influencers are trying to break out of the metaverse and into the charts.”

There are already several examples of AI popstars, like Alvin and The Chipmunks and the Gorillaz. And of course there will be many more. But I think that people will rather create their own AI music. That’s where the money is.

Meta Announces AI chatbots With ‘Personality’

Counterfeit People

“Meta announced on Wednesday the arrival of chatbots with personalities similar to certain celebrities, with whom it will be possible to chat. Presented as an entertaining evolution of AI, this latest technological development could prove dangerous.”

As we already said in our book Real Fake, the boundary between the world of AIs and humans will eventually be blurred completely. So start preparing students, employees etcetera. Make people more resilient towards the world of fake.

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About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society. He specialized in Humanistic Counselling and Education at the University of Humanistics in Utrecht and worked for five years with autistic chi

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