Director James Cameron on the dangers of deepfakes

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Movie director James Cameron says he hopes critical thinking will help people identify deepfake videos. So-called deepfakes use machine learning to modify video footage, usually replacing one person’s face with another, with realistic results. Source: BBC News Date: January 31st, 2022 Link to 4 minute 43 second video (usually a 30 second advert before the… Read more »

Could deepfakes weaken democracy?

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Videos can now be faked to make people say things they never actually said. Could this weaken democracy…and can you spot ALL the deep fake interviews in this film? Source: The Economist Date: October 25th, 2019 Link to 5 minute 49 second video: https://youtu.be/_m2dRDQEC1A Discussion How might it be possible to spot a Deep Fake?… Read more »

Alarmed By Deepfake Videos, Facebook Creates Contest to Detect Them

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Alarmed by the rise of realistic fake videos created with artificial intelligence, Facebook is funding a competition to find ways to automatically detect these counterfeits. The competition, called the Deepfake Detection Challenge, will be overseen by the Partnership on AI, a non-profit group whose members include many leading technology companies, non-governmental organizations, and research bodies. Microsoft will… Read more »