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A green wireframe model covers an actor's lower face during the creation of a synthetic facial reanimation video, known alternatively as a deepfake, in London, Britain February 12, 2019. Picture taken February 12, 2019. Reuters TV via REUTERS/File Photo

“Do you want to see yourself acting in a movie or on TV?” said the description for one app on online stores, offering users the chance to create AI-generated synthetic media, also known as deepfakes.

“Do you want to see your best friend, colleague, or boss dancing?” it added. “Have you ever wondered how would you look if your face swapped with your friend’s or a celebrity’s?”

Source: Reuters

Date: December 13th, 2021

Link: https://www.reuters.com/technology/deepfake-anyone-ai-synthetic-media-tech-enters-perilous-phase-2021-12-13/

Discussion

  1. What are some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of “synthetic media”?
  2. ” many online safety campaigners, researchers and software developers say the key is ensuring consent from those being simulated, though this is easier said than done. ” How would you “ensure consent”?

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