Anthony Bourdain, The Ethics of Deepfakes, Clubhouse And More

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Your digital media catch-up is right here.

Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes:

The Anthony Bourdain audio deepfake is forcing a debate about AI in journalism – Quartz.

“(Morgan) Neville (Roadrunner – A Film About Anthony Bourdain’s film director) added that he obtained consent from Bourdain’s estate. ‘I checked, you know, with his widow and his literary executor, just to make sure people were cool with that. And they were like, ‘Tony would have been cool with that.’ I wasn’t putting words into his mouth. I was just trying to make them come alive,’ he explained to GQ. Bourdain’s ex-wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, who appears extensively in the documentary, later contested that she ever gave permission for an audio surrogate.”

App of the week: Clubhouse and Clubhouse is now out of beta and open to everyone – TechCrunch.

Do you want to know if something is a deepfake?

Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….

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