US Zoe Avatar
US Zoe Avatar
The fashion of burglaries among the stars
Radio France: filmed programmes
Rotation of Male and Female Bodies
Male and female avatars rotating on vertical axis showing front, back and side views
Selecting hair color on an online avtar
Choosing a female avatar in an online avatar creator. Continuing to select a haircut and previewing her looks. A conceptual video game character creation software with user interface and 3D avatar preview.
JAMES CAMERON AVATAR POST-PRODUCTION
India US Shooting 2
AP-APTN-1830: India US Shooting 2 Tuesday, 7 August 2012 STORY:India US Shooting 2- Indian politicians urge protection for religious communities in US LENGTH: 01:41 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Hindi/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 853665 DATELINE: New Delhi - 7 August 2012 LENGTH: 01:41 SHOTLIST 1. Mid of S.M. Krishna, India's External Affairs minister seated (left) with Avatar Singh, President of Sikh Temple Committee 2. Close-up of Singh 3. Pan from journalists to Krishna and Singh 4. Mid of Sikhs seated at meeting 4. SOUNDBITE (English) S.M. Krishna, Indian External Affairs minister: "They need to be assured that such heinous crimes will not take place again and all places of religious worship of the Indian community will be given additional protection. I think these are some of the things which I have been able to put across to Secretary Clinton." 5. Cutaway of cameras 6. SOUNDBITE (Hindi) Avatar Singh, President of Sikh Temple Committee: "We always pray for eternal peace and welfare for all. We are god-fearing and wish everyone well. It is huge crime for such things to happen to our community, and the entire Sikh community has not been able to get over it yet." 7. Cutaway of Singh's hands 8. Pull out to wide of Krishna and Singh shaking hands STORYLINE India's foreign minister, S.M. Krishna, held talks with prominent Sikh leader Avatar Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday, in the wake of the US shooting that killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. He said he had conveyed to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton his desire too see additional protection given to "all places of religious worship of the Indian community" in the US. "They need to be assured that heinous crimes will not take place again," said Krishna. Avatar Singh, President of the Sikh Temple Committee said that Sikhs were "god fearing" people and it was a "huge crime for such things to happen to our community, and the entire Sikh community has not been able to get over it yet." According to police, the suspected gunman Wade Michael Page who opened fire in the temple on Monday was a failed soldier who played in white supremacist heavy metal bands. Page, who was shot to death by police, described himself as a member of the "Hammerskins Nation", a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has branches in Australia and Canada, according to the SITE Monitoring Service, a Maryland-based private intelligence firm that searches the Internet for extremist activity. His motive remains a mystery Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims or Arabs, and have been targeted in post-September 11 bias attacks in the US. The New York-based Sikh Coalition reported more than 700 incidents in the US since 2001. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 08-07-12 1452EDT
FILE:JUDGE SIDES WITH CAMERON IN AVATAR LAWSUIT
California judge tosses out plagiarism lawsuit against Avatar director James Cameron
Our youth have tasks all over the face
Radio France: filmed programmes
India US Shooting
AP-APTN-1830: India US Shooting 2 Tuesday, 7 August 2012 STORY:India US Shooting 2- Indian politicians urge protection for religious communities in US LENGTH: 01:41 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Hindi/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 853665 DATELINE: New Delhi - 7 August 2012 LENGTH: 01:41 SHOTLIST 1. Mid of S.M. Krishna, India's External Affairs minister seated (left) with Avatar Singh, President of Sikh Temple Committee 2. Close-up of Singh 3. Pan from journalists to Krishna and Singh 4. Mid of Sikhs seated at meeting 4. SOUNDBITE (English) S.M. Krishna, Indian External Affairs minister: "They need to be assured that such heinous crimes will not take place again and all places of religious worship of the Indian community will be given additional protection. I think these are some of the things which I have been able to put across to Secretary Clinton." 5. Cutaway of cameras 6. SOUNDBITE (Hindi) Avatar Singh, President of Sikh Temple Committee: "We always pray for eternal peace and welfare for all. We are god-fearing and wish everyone well. It is huge crime for such things to happen to our community, and the entire Sikh community has not been able to get over it yet." 7. Cutaway of Singh's hands 8. Pull out to wide of Krishna and Singh shaking hands STORYLINE India's foreign minister, S.M. Krishna, held talks with prominent Sikh leader Avatar Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday, in the wake of the US shooting that killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. He said he had conveyed to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton his desire too see additional protection given to "all places of religious worship of the Indian community" in the US. "They need to be assured that heinous crimes will not take place again," said Krishna. Avatar Singh, President of the Sikh Temple Committee said that Sikhs were "god fearing" people and it was a "huge crime for such things to happen to our community, and the entire Sikh community has not been able to get over it yet." According to police, the suspected gunman Wade Michael Page who opened fire in the temple on Monday was a failed soldier who played in white supremacist heavy metal bands. Page, who was shot to death by police, described himself as a member of the "Hammerskins Nation", a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has branches in Australia and Canada, according to the SITE Monitoring Service, a Maryland-based private intelligence firm that searches the Internet for extremist activity. His motive remains a mystery Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims or Arabs, and have been targeted in post-September 11 bias attacks in the US. The New York-based Sikh Coalition reported more than 700 incidents in the US since 2001. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 08-07-12 1452EDT
Abstract Human Face, Artificial Intelligence
Abstract Human Face, Artificial Intelligence
SKO Avatar Premiere
SKO Avatar Premiere
Millennium 73 Documentary Pt. 5 (1973)
A documentary that won the prestigious Columbia-duPont award for documentaries. It weaves information to provide a critical video exploration of the Guru Maharaj Ji, the sixteen-year-old leader of a cult-like new age group, the Divine Light Mission (DLM), and who is known to his followers as "The Lord of the Universe." It chronicles a gathering of his followers at Houston's Astrodome, as well as some of the beliefs and practices of his zealous supporters.
SKO Avatar Presser
SKO Avatar Presser
DEEPFAKE AI TECHNOLOGY CONCERN (2023)
At the University of St. Thomas, Data Science Professor Chih Lai is using images of fish embryos to teach his students about artificial intelligence and deepfakes. “So, the one on the left is the real one, the one on the right is the fake one,” he says, pointing to two enlarged images. “It is very interesting for many people to create something just for fun to begin with.” The right-hand one — generated by an AI program the professor created himself. Parts of it are slightly fuzzy, what Lai calls ‘a mirror image of reality.’ “AI tries to make something similar to the real,” he says. “But it is definitely not that real.” It’s not hard to find deepfakes on the internet. One deepfake post shows an AI-generated video of actor Morgan Freeman, explaining what you’re looking at. “What you see is not real, at least in contemporary terms, it is not,” the avatar declares. “What if I were to tell you I’m not a human being, would you believe me?” That old adage — ‘seeing is believing’ — turned on its head. “When we can’t trust our own senses, what we see and what we hear — it could not be real, that is incredibly destabilizing for society,” says Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley). Deepfakes are already part of the political landscape. One post shows former President Donald Trump struggling with police in New York City — something that never happened. Another, with President Biden singing ‘Baby Shark’ — also untrue. “The technology ends up in the hands of bad actors,” explains Manjeet Rege, the Director of the Center for Applied Intelligence. “There are fake images and then there are fake videos, and both end up having a similar impact on people. They are relying on information, and they believe that.” The race is on, in Minnesota and across the country, to put safeguards on artificial intelligence, the technology used to create deepfakes. President Biden recently met with industry leaders, who agreed to voluntary restrictions, including security testing and transparency measures to identify AI-generated materials. Rege fears that many voters are considering deepfakes as an accurate source of information. “People have to make a decision about let’s say, two candidates running for office,” he says. “And they do not have enough time to basically come at the conclusion that this is not truthful information about one candidate.” Recently, Governor Tim Walz signed a new law, prohibiting the non-consensual sharing of sexual deepfake images or using deepfakes to interfere with an election 60 days before polls open. “You can make any person appear to say anything. Imagine what a person with nefarious intentions could do,” Maye Quade, one of the sponsors of the measure, says. “I’m not even talking about a regular citizen in Minnesota, but an international country that doesn’t have good intentions, or make leaders say things they didn’t mean to say.” Lai says there are concerns about deepfakes being used in political campaigns. “I think everyone knows elections can generate or produce lots of damage to the political candidates,” he notes. Violators of the Minnesota deepfake law could face up to five years in prison, and $10,000 in fines. Lai suggests if you are trying to spot a deepfake, slow the video down. Fake avatars, he says, often don’t blink at all — and if you look closely, lip movements often don’t match their voice. Lai says he believes restricting how deepfakes are used is a step in the right direction. But he worries that as the technology gets more advanced, it will be harder to tell what’s real. “Frankly, I don’t think there’s a good tool right now people can use to detect the deepfake,” Lai declares. “So, I think using the law is one way to discourage this kind of criminal behavior. I’m not saying you can completely prevent deepfakes from happening, but that is a step in the right direction.”
Portrait of a confident online avatar in the metaverse
An online avatar materialising inside the metaverse. Confidently posing with arms crossed, looking at the camera.
Brazil Carnival
AP-APTN-0930: Brazil Carnival Sunday, 27 January 2013 STORY:Brazil Carnival- Hundreds dance in the streets ahead of the official start of the Rio carnival. LENGTH: 01:35 FIRST RUN: 2230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Portuguese/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 876819 DATELINE: Rio de Janeiro - 26 Jan 2013 LENGTH: 01:35 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Zoom in on percussionists dressed up as super heroes and other cartoon characters for block or neighbourhood party 2. Various of people in costume playing the drums 3. Close of Brazilian flag on drum 4. Tilt down woman dressed as Pocahontas playing the drums 5. Wide of crowd behind a barricade enjoying the drum performance 6. Close of two little boys dressed up as super heroes 7. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Beatriz Daile, block party-goer and mother: "Since they were little they have loved it. Every time we bring them here they already ask, "Mummy is today Carnival?" And it's not Carnival yet but they already referring to it." 8. Pan from left to right of singers dressed as Poison Ivy and the Joker from the Batman series to the crowd below 9. Mid of percussionists 10. Wide of man dressed up as the Incredible Hulk 11. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Gabriel Lazaro, party-goer dressed up as Hulk: "We're Rio residents, we have a lot of friends participating in (the official) Carnival, but for us, Carnival begins today." 12. Wide of woman dressed up as Catwoman dancing 13. Various of man dressed as Avatar playing the drums STORYLINE: Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival unofficially kicked off on Saturday with a Super Heroes themed "block" or neighbourhood party. Thousands of Supermen, Wonder Women, Incredible Hulks and Avatars of all ages invaded the streets to the sound of tropical beats. Since the street Carnival party took place in the morning, many children were present with their parents. Beatriz Daile, who always brings her daughters, said she never misses an opportunity to celebrate Carnival, even ahead of the official opening day on February 8. "Since they were little they have loved it. Every time we bring them here they already ask, "Mummy is today Carnival?" Daile said. For the grown-ups, this Super Heroes-themed celebration is also an excuse to go back in time and reminisce. Dressed as his favourite comic book character, the Incredible Hulk, Gabriel Lazaro, says everyone wants to start the Carnival season early. "We have a lot of friends participating in (the official) Carnival, but for us, Carnival begins today," Lazaro said. According to Rio's tourism office, Rio's street Carnival will consist of 492 block parties this year that will bring together an estimated five million carnival enthusiasts. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN AP-WF-01-27-13 1005GMT
UK AVATAR PREMIERE
Rima Abdul Malak
Radio France: filmed programmes
Videos "Deepake": fakes more real than nature
A2 / France 2
++Brazil Carnival
AP-APTN-2230: ++Brazil Carnival Saturday, 26 January 2013 STORY:++Brazil Carnival- Hundreds dance in the streets ahead of the official start of the Rio carnival. LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Portuguese/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 876819 DATELINE: Rio de Janeiro - 26 Jan 2013 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Zoom in on percussionists dressed up as super heroes and other cartoon characters for block or neighbourhood party 2. Various of people in costume playing the drums 3. Close of Brazilian flag on drum 4. Tilt down woman dressed as Pocahontas playing the drums 5. Wide of crowd behind a barricade enjoying the drum performance 6. Close of two little boys dressed up as super heroes 7. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Beatriz Daile, block party-goer and mother: "Since they were little they have loved it. Every time we bring them here they already ask, "Mummy is today Carnival?" And it's not Carnival yet but they already referring to it." 8. Pan from left to right of singers dressed as Poison Ivy and the Joker from the Batman series to the crowd below 9. Mid of percussionists 10. Wide of man dressed up as the Incredible Hulk 11. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Gabriel Lazaro, party-goer dressed up as Hulk: "We're Rio residents, we have a lot of friends participating in (the official) Carnival, but for us, Carnival begins today." 12. Wide of woman dressed up as Catwoman dancing 13. Various of man dressed as Avatar playing the drums STORYLINE: Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival unofficially kicked off on Saturday with a Super Heroes themed "block" or neighbourhood party. Thousands of Supermen, Wonder Women, Incredible Hulks and Avatars of all ages invaded the streets to the sound of tropical beats. Since the street Carnival party took place in the morning, many children were present with their parents. Beatriz Daile, who always brings her daughters, said she never misses an opportunity to celebrate Carnival, even ahead of the official opening day on February 8. "Since they were little they have loved it. Every time we bring them here they already ask, "Mummy is today Carnival?" Daile said. For the grown-ups, this Super Heroes-themed celebration is also an excuse to go back in time and reminisce. Dressed as his favourite comic book character, the Incredible Hulk, Gabriel Lazaro, says everyone wants to start the Carnival season early. "We have a lot of friends participating in (the official) Carnival, but for us, Carnival begins today," Lazaro said. According to Rio's tourism office, Rio's street Carnival will consist of 492 block parties this year that will bring together an estimated five million carnival enthusiasts. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN AP-WF-01-26-13 2308GMT