Source: BBC Technology News Date: October 20th, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-63106024 Discussion Chris Anderson (author of The Long Tail and Free!) has said that the ability to custom generate videos based on search would be the next game-changing evolution in advertising. Do you think deepfake technology allows this to happen? Why does it matter that famous… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Deepfake video
Director James Cameron on the dangers of deepfakes
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 »
Deepfake anyone? AI synthetic media tech enters perilous phase
“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… Read more »
How Deepfakes are created
Source: TechQuickie Date: September 24th, 2021 Link to 4 minute 56 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNBDwd40is Discussion What is a deepfake? Why is Artificial Intelligence used to help create deepfakes? What are some social and ethical issues arising from making a deepfake?
‘Deepfake is the future of content creation’
A few months ago, millions of TV viewers across South Korea were watching the MBN channel to catch the latest news. At the top of the hour, regular news anchor Kim Joo-Ha started to go through the day’s headlines. It was a relatively normal list of stories for late 2020 – full of Covid-19 and… Read more »
Could deepfakes weaken democracy?
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
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 »