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DALL-E 2, the artificial intelligence of OpenAI, is capable of generating photorealistic faces of people who do not exist
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DALL-E 2, the artificial intelligence of OpenAI, is capable of generating photorealistic faces of people who do not exist

Earlier this year, DALL-E 2 showed us its enormous ability to generate images from any text and a notable improvement over the first generation. However, during all these months, this OpenAI artificial intelligence has had an important limitation: the conditions of use prevented researchers who have access to it from sharing auto generated face picturesbut this just changed. As our colleagues from Genbeta collect, DALL-E 2 has been able to generate photorealistic faces from the beginning, but those responsible for the project did not allow its circulation outside doors due to the rrisk of creating deepfakes and false content. So what has changed so researchers can share auto-generated faces? OpenAI has implemented a number of changes to improve the security of this technology. ...
Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret review – terrible tales of sexual abuse in the modeling industry |  TV
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Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret review – terrible tales of sexual abuse in the modeling industry | TV

There's a scene in the 1990 movie Awakenings, about Dr Oliver Sacks' investigations into the epidemic of sleeping sickness in which Robin Williams – who plays a character based on Sacks – muses on the evidence. “You'd think,” he says, “at a certain point all these atypical somethings would amount to a typical something.”I hear some version of that in my mind every time I see another documentary about predatory men and their abuse of (almost invariably) women and children, hidden in plain sight as they go about their life-wrecking business with impunity, often for decades. Michael Jackson, R Kelly, Jimmy Savile, various rock legends, Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein are among the most recent, but the list could go on and will undoubtedly be added to in the future.The latest entrant...
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Beth Mead strikes twice as impressive England see off Netherlands | friendslies

The Lionesses strengthened their Euros credentials with a blistering 5-1 dismantling of holders of the Netherlands in their penultimate pre-tournament friendly.Sarina Wiegman's side was forced to come from behind for the first time during her tenure, but Lucy Bronze scored the reply to Lieke Martens first-half goal before Sherida Sptise powered a penalty off the outside of the post to wake up the lax home team. An instant response from Beth Mead a minute-and-a-half after the penalty put England ahead before Ella Toone and Lauren Hemp scored in quick succession for the, by then, rampant side and Mead added a late fifth.Wiegman made five changes to the team that put three past Belgium last week. Alex Greenwood returned to the starting line up in place of Lotte Wubben-Moy, Rachel Daly fi...
Several US companies will cover the trips of their workers to abort
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Several US companies will cover the trips of their workers to abort

Updated Friday, June 24, 2022 - 22:46Among them are JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank on Wall Street; the entertainment giant Walt Disney or the technology companies Netflix and MetaA pro-abortion activist during a protest against the Supreme Court decision.ETIENNE LAURENTEFEUSA The US Supreme Court strikes down the right to abortion Several companies in the United States took a step forward this Friday and offered their workers reimburse the cost of travel to access a legal abortion in the country after the historic ruling of the Supreme Court, which revokes federal protections for this reproductive right.Among them stood out JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank on Wall Street; the entertainment giant waltdisney or the technological Netflix and Meta, They join other firms that announced s...
SCOTUS Overturned Roe V. Wade, but Justices Unknown to Most Americans
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SCOTUS Overturned Roe V. Wade, but Justices Unknown to Most Americans

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a ruling that guts federal abortion rights protections. But despite ensuing outcry, polling suggests that few Americans know who the deciding justices are. Clarence Thomas was the most recognized judge, but was still named by only 24% of respondents. loading Something is loading. ...
Next big fight looms over abortion pills
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Next big fight looms over abortion pills

Abortion pills are likely to become the next major front of the fight over reproductive healthcare in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Republican-led states have been moving to limit or even completely ban access to the drugs, and advocates worry the Supreme Court’s decision will embolden even more states to crack down. Immediately following the ruling, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department will protect the right to an abortion, including medication abortion. “We stand ready to work with other arms of the federal government that seek to use their lawful authorities to protect and preserve access to reproductive care,” Garland said in a statement.  “In particular, the [Food and Drug Administration] FDA has appr...
Tensions escalate in Nashville over whether to host 2024 GOP convention
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Tensions escalate in Nashville over whether to host 2024 GOP convention

The Republican National Committee is intensely interested in holding its 2024 presidential convention in Nashville — but its push is already bogged down in local issues and politics that pit the blue city against the state's GOP governor.Nashville Mayor John Cooper, a Democrat, has raised "significant security concerns" directly with RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, according to two sources familiar with the conversations between the mayor's office and the RNC. Talks among the mayor's office, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, the RNC and the host committee have been ongoing for weeks as the search for the Republican convention site has narrowed to Milwaukee and Nashville. Lee is supporting the effort to bring the convention to the state's capital, as is former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, also a Repu...
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Brazilian police investigate potential ordered killing of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira | Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

Police investigating the murders of journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira said they have opened a new line of inquiry examining whether the deaths were the result of an ordered killing.The pair went missing on 5 June in the remote Javari valley region of the Amazon rainforest. They had been due to return to the riverside town of Atalaia do Norte. Their remains were later discovered by investigators after the arrest of three local men involved in illegal fishing operations in the region.Civil police chief for Atalaia do Norte, Alex Perez, said that investigators had begun pursuing a fresh line of examination seeking to understand whether the murders had been commissioned by someone other than the men in custody.“Yesterday we started a new line of investigation i...
The EU will present a common emergency plan in July in the face of possible gas supply cuts from Russia
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The EU will present a common emergency plan in July in the face of possible gas supply cuts from Russia

EP Updated:06/24/2022 9:58 p.m. Save Related newsThe President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyenhas announced this Friday that it will present an emergency plan in July to coordinate the way in which the gas supply in the different European countriesfollowing Russia's decision to reduce the flow of gas supply to the community market."We are working on a common European plan to reduce demand with the industry but also with the twenty-seven Member States", announced the President of the Community Executive, at a press conference after the Summit of EU leaders, making a comparison with the joint response that the countries proposed to Covid.The President of the Community Executive has added that she will present this plan to the c...
“Platoon”, just three points behind “Quantum” in the Rolex TP52 World Championship
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“Platoon”, just three points behind “Quantum” in the Rolex TP52 World Championship

ABC_NCascais (Portugal) Updated:06/24/2022 9:55 p.m. Save Platoon does not give the Rolex TP52 World Championship for lost. On the contrary: he has added a good dose of spice to a regatta that seemed like a Quantum Racing monologue. Harm Müller-Spreer's boat today came within three points of Doug DeVos' after winning the second heat while the World Cup still has two exciting rounds to go tomorrow in the waters of the Clube Naval de Cascais. The first test of the day was won by Takashi Okura's Sled, who was the best boat on the water today, with a first and a third.Platoon arrived at the start of the eighth round in Cascais eight points behind Quantum Racing. But a puncture by the Americans and the victory of the Germans in an arduous figh...