Life Inside a Giant Space Beast May Not Be So Bad

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. In Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back the Millennium Falcon (above) had to escape from the inside of an exogorth, or giant space worm. Photograph: Lucasfilms Ltd./Everett CollectionIn Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back, when the heroes find themselves in the belly of a giant…

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How Deepfakes Scramble Our Sense of True and False

“Are you in a precarious situation? … You sound like you can’t talk.” Karah Preiss’ cousin Leslie accused her of being sleepy and distracted and eventually hung up, but didn’t guess the truth. Preiss had placed the call using a software clone of her voice made to demonstrate artificial intelligence’s ability to deceive.Preiss relates her…

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