Josh Rothman

The New Yorker

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A research group at the University of Washington recently created a video of President Obama saying words that someone else actually said. But the video looked real.

How A.I. is making it tough to distinguish real from fake videos

A research group at the University of Washington recently created a video of President Obama saying words that someone else actually said. But the video looked real.

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J. Crew, the brand known for dressing the preppy young professionals of America, is $2 million in debt.

Facing $2 million debt and laying off staff, is J. Crew over?

J. Crew, the brand known for dressing the preppy young professionals of America, is $2 million in debt.

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