Market Force surges to Monday Morning Trophy

first_imgTrainer Richard Azan and stable apprentice Bebeto Harvey teamed up to win their second trophy on consecutive racedays yesterday at Caymanas Park, thanks to a 10-1 upset by the unbeaten MARKET FORCE in the inaugural running of the Monday Morning Trophy over 1400 metres for three-year-olds.Azan and 2.0kg-claiming apprentice Harvey had won last Saturday’s open allowance feature for the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy over 1820 metres with 1-5 favourite FRANFIELD, this in a driving finish from BLUE DIXIE.This time around, MARKET FORCE romped to an easy victory, 4 1/2 lengths ahead of the 3-2 favourite RADICAL, who finished fast after experiencing a rough passage in a large field of 15. MARKET FORCE was never far off the pace in fifth passing as the 99-1 outsider TRUE WHISPER led from EMPRESS HALL (6-1), WONG DON (7-1) and highly fancied MALACHI (2-1).He quickened into the lead on entering the straight, disposing of TRUE WHISPER and MALACHI for a facile win, covering the distance in the good time of 1:26.1. UNFINISHEDBUSINESS at 29-1 was third, ahead of EMPRESS HALL in fourth.VASTLY IMPROVEDMARKET FORCE, who made a winning debut over 1100 metres last November in a two-year-old race, reported with Lasix administered for the first time and looked a vastly improved animal in the process. He could take his place in the 2000 Guineas field on April 8.The race was run in honour of the 1987 Triple Crown winner and ‘Horse of the Year’ MONDAY MORNING. The trophy was presented to the Azans by veteran trainer Stanley Findlay, who saddled MONDAY MORNING to win the 2000 Guineas in April, 1987. However, the horse was subsequently transferred to the stables of Enos Brown, who saddled him to win the derby and St Leger, not to mention the Gold Cup that year.Another lightly raced three-year-old colt showed classic potential, winning the opening race over 1300 metres for maidens by the proverbial city block. The son of Strikewhileithot – VOODOO CHANT bolted off the track on his debut in the closing stages of the Front Runner Sprint when having the race at his mercy, but duly made amends as the 1-9 favourite. He was ridden by Robert Halledeen for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes.Among the four winning favourites on the card was the Patrick Lynch-trained 3-5 favourite TALENTED TONY K, who made all in the overnight allowance sprint, holding on by a neck from RAS EMANUEL at 6-1 with Shane Ellis aboard.last_img read more

Scientists Propose Training Mice To Detect Deepfakes

first_img ENDS IN Ads by Amazon AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon Search All Close Researchers are looking for ways to immediately and effectively detect audio and video recordings manipulated using artificial intelligence. A trio of scientists has proposed using mice which have similar auditory systems to humans and can be trained to spot verbal inconsistencies from recorded speech.   ( Robert Owen-Wahl | Pixabay ) Scientists may have found an effective and inexpensive way to detect deepfakes, video and audio recordings generated through the use of artificial intelligence.At the Black Hat 2019 conference held in Las Vegas, a team from the University of Oregon’s Institute of Neuroscience claimed that they trained laboratory mice to identify irregularity in recorded speech, which could be a sign that the audio or video was manipulated.If true, the proposed system — albeit not convenient — could help sites such as Facebook and YouTube to detect deepfakes before they spread online. Wow facts 1Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementHow Lab Mice Can Detect DeepfakesThe researchers explained that mice have an auditory system similar to humans. However, unlike humans, mice cannot understand speech.If an audio recording included a subtle mistake that most humans would simply gloss over, the mice trained to discern these inconsistencies would immediately notice.To test, the team taught lab mice the difference between “buh” and “guh” sounds across different contexts and surrounded by different vowels. Whenever the mice identified speech sounds correctly, they were given a reward.The researchers reported that the mice were able to distinguish different speech sounds with 80 percent accuracy.”And because they can learn this really complex problem of categorising different speech sounds, we think that it should be possible to train the mice to detect fake and real speech,” said Jonathan Saunders, one of the researchers, to the BBC.Studying Mice Can Help Fight DeepfakesSaunders and his colleagues do not expect to see an army of mice employed at Facebook and Google. While adorable, the researchers admitted that using mice for the sole purpose of searching for inconsistencies in recorded speech would not be practical. Instead, they hope that the study could help tech companies develop a more efficient way to detect manipulated audios and videos.”[S]tudying the computational mechanisms by which the mammalian auditory system detects fake audio could inform next-generation, generalizable algorithms for spoof detection,” the researchers wrote in a white paper.The proposal came at a time when deepfakes are increasingly becoming more ubiquitous and sophisticated. While most are still obviously manipulated, experts fear that deepfakes would become undetectable in the near future and will be used as a tool to spread false information.Ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, Rep. Adam Schiff, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, sent letters to Google, Facebook, and Twitter to ask the tech giants how they will deal with deepfakes. TAG deepfake, Youtube, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more