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Netflix spreads its own audience data and we had to believe it… until now

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Last year, Netflix was able to boast the sudden success of ‘The Squid Game’, which amassed 111 million viewers in just over two weeks. This year, the success story of the platform has been repeated with the 411.29 million viewing hours accumulated by its new series ‘Wednesday’. both have been data that, at the time, have managed to place both series in the headlines from the media…

…And so, multiply the impact and their viewers. However, in both cases it’s just the word of netflix: We often forget that your audience data is not actually public.

For years, Netflix has been used to being your only source of popularity measurement. But the recent introduction of its cheap subscription mode with ad breaks has started to change that..

And it is that, to offer publicity, it must first obtain advertisersand to convince them to spend money on those ad spaces, you need to offer you reliable data on the popularity of your movies and series. And by ‘reliable’ we mean ‘certified by a third party’, by an independent body.

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France and the United Kingdom, in the lead in the ‘revelation’ of their audience data

In Europe, the company has already begun to take its first steps in this direction: in Francethe platform is in talks with Médiamétrie, the organization that is already in charge of measuring the audience of traditional television channels, while, in the United KingdomNetflix has decided that its audiences are measured daily by the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB).

There, BARB subscribers have the first viewing data for programs broadcast via streaming for a month now. Thanks to that we already know for example, that the first episode of the docuseries ‘Harry & Meghan’ was viewed by 2.4 million viewerss on its first day of issue, a figure that dropped to 1.5 m. in the second chapter, and 800,000 in the third.

Although, yes, it must be taken into account that for now the BARB only collects the percentage of the audience that accesses Netflix using a television, not PCs or mobile devices. Justin Sampson, CEO of BARB, recently told The Media Leader that

“As our viewership figures for Netflix become more public, it becomes clear that the leading streaming-on-demand (SVOD) service is an established part of the television ecosystem. And our independent data will shed light on how Netflix and other SVOD services compete with the big channels, which continue to account for the majority of viewing.

Massive implementation of this new third-party certified audience data system it could take up to a year to generalize to all Netflix broadcasts (Although it is possible that several of its competitors, also now immersed in the project of offering options with advertising, join this decision).

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“It is the only way to end the banks”

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ChatGPT artificial intelligence is undoubtedly marking a before and after in our daily lives, since numerous uses have been discovered for daily life, such as earning money. It is such that important companies have decided to bet on it with multimillion-dollar investments. Now a cryptocurrency expert wanted to put ChatGPT at a crossroads when asked if central banks could kill off cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrencies were born to be able to have greater financial freedom, by avoiding the influence of the central banks of each of the countries. But in the last few months We have seen how the value of the main cryptocurrencies has presented different variations. That is why an expert wanted to know the opinion of artificial intelligence about the future of crypto.

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ChatGPT would bet everything for Bitcoin

Through a Twitter thread, the cryptocurrency expert Parman has published different images of a conversation he had with ChatGPT as a result of the future of cryptocurrencies. In this case, the AI ​​affirms that of all the options that there are right now to buy in the market, There Is Only One Currency That May Have A “Real Chance To Bust The Banks” centers, and that the other way around does not happen.

This crypto is precisely Bitcoin that will be able to stand up to all central banks. But this is not something that can be achieved passively, rather it will require four ways: education, political action, alternatives and economic collapse. This also adds to the response about the solution that cryptocurrency would propose to the power that banks can have.

Parman in this thread has also detailed that he has asked the AI ​​something really concise: “How can humanity end central banks?”. And the answer has been “decentralized finance”, something that can create confusion and that in a second answer He has pointed out “the end of fiat currencies”.

This precisely means that finances that include the euro or the dollar must be ended since they are not backed by gold and silver. In this way, for ChatGPT The cryptocurrency in which all trust must be placed is Bitcoin and not all those that exist today that in the end are born and die.

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The latest Discord update is slowing down Nvidia graphics cards: there is already a partial solution

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The Discord communication application has become essential on many computers and mobile phones to be able to call friends in a leisure environment, but also work. This tool has numerous advantages by facilitating much more fluid communication than that offered by Skype, but also by creating channels for different communities.

And although it may seem that everything is good, the truth is that Discord it also has problems that are serious. One of them is related to Nvidia graphics cards and a recent update that is causing a slowdown of the computer hardware.

The latest Discord update did more harm than good

The fact that we are talking about an application that is focused on gamers and has a bug that directly affects one of the components most required by this group, such as graphics, is undoubtedly paradoxical. But the truth is that it has been seen that this bug is affecting some Nvidia modelswhich includes the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3060 Ti.

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This bug makes it impossible to get the most out of the GPU by slowing down the memory clock up to 200 MHz. At first it was the users themselves who reported the error through Reddit and also in the Linus Tech Tips forum. Faced with this wave of criticism, Nvidia has acknowledged the problem and has given details about its evolution.

This information has been given through a support article on the Nvidia website in which it is specified that if this type of slowdown is noticed, it will be possible to download a GeForce 3D profile manager and apply the fix. In the event that you prefer to wait, you will be able to choose to be patient and download the driver update that is being prepared.

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We have tested the GeForce NOW service with RTX 4080 and it is a punch from NVIDIA on the table

Discord released this update to allow AV1 streaming with RTX 40 series cards on 4K quality and 60 FPS with Discord Nitro. But in the end this improvement has ended up causing the graphics of the previous generation to fail in this way.

Via | The Verge

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This AI that allows you to clone your voice (and anyone else’s) is filling the Internet with celebrities saying stupid things: this is how you can use it

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An AI that allows anyone, and in a matter of seconds, to clone the voice of any other person (or, of course, oneself) is beginning to take the Internet by storm. The controversial but popular 4chan forum, without going any further, has been flooded with Audio deepfakes of celebrities like Emma Watson or Joe Rogan filled with violent or pornographic comments.

And all since, this past weekend, access was opened publicly to the ElevenLabs platform, perhaps one of the most significant examples of how far AI-based Technologys dedicated to audio cloning and synthesis have advanced.

Apart from the undeniable realism of its voice synthesis (light years away from canned voices like Loquendo, so popular years ago), the company itself boasts that the audio clips it generates require little or no editingwhich encourages its use in tasks such as dubbing or audiobook production:

When video deepfakes emerged, we all thought that an era of massive misinformation was inaugurated… and in the end its main application was the generation of porn. It remains to be seen what will happen to their audio equivalents

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Of course, the fact that it does not present none of the safeguards we are used to finding in imaging services to avoid creating certain types of content ‘sensitive’ and/or based on real people.

In a thread posted on Twitter last Monday, ElevenLabs recognized that some of its users were abusing its application: “[observamos] a growing number of cases of misuse of voice cloning”, and warned that they are able to “trace any generated audio back to the user”.

Likewise, it has put on the table the possibility of implementing protections such as the User identity verification or manual approval of each request voice cloning. However, its use remains unlimited for now.

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When we register for free on the platform, we are granted access to a series of tools. First of all, we will find the simple voice synthesizer that allows us to convert texts to sound files using, in principle, predefined voices in American English.

However, if we make use of the ‘Voice Cloning’ function, we can upload audio with a voice recording to the platform (“it must last more than 1 minute and not contain background noise”, clarifies the website), which will allow us to create a personalized voice from which we can return to the synthesizer and create an audio based on our voice… or anyone else’s.

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That yes: the service is, for now, optimized for the American English accent; so it is possible that, when generating the audio, you do not finish recognizing yourself in the resulting file.

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The classics never die. Although it sounds horrible in American, let me tell you.

That has been our case, after generating a personalized voice based on that of a server: reading Don Quixote in a perfect Kansas accent (up state, down state) has not finished sounding ‘very me’, but US users claim not to suffer from this problem.

The free account only allows create up to five custom voices and synthesize to audio 10,000 characters of text per monthIn addition, the resulting audios are subject to a non-commercial license. There are, from there, several payment options, the cheapest being $22 per month.

Via | The Verge

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