Latest deepfakes publications
A University College London study recently ranked Deepfakes as the most worrying application of artificial intelligence for crime or terrorism. We asked Joe Bloemendaal, head of strategy at digital verification company Mitek, to break down the report’s findings Why does UCL deem fake audio and video content so pernicious? And what is the significance of… Read More
Concerns about Deepfakes are nothing new, but the technology has advanced far faster than many anticipated and has given rise to a medium that’s terrifying in its potential.
Though watching Jim Carrey’s face on Allison Brie’s body is, admittedly, delightful, the implications for forgery are sobering.
Consider, for instance, the recent Deepfake using Vladimir Putin’s face over MIT Technology Review’s editor-in-chief Gideon Lichfield’s body. Though it’s clear that Putin himself isn’t being interviewed, it isn’t a bad effort. It also doesn’t take a big imaginative leap to envision how the technology can be further enhanced and used with nefarious intent.
In the meantime, here are five useful tips to separate digital sophistry from the real thing:
Twitter is beefing up the fight against manipulated videos like deepfakes, with new rules specifically targeting synthetic content that could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm. The social network is specifically targeting manipulated media that could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm.