Fighting fakes

US politicians are getting increasingly worried about deepfakes — a new type of AI-assisted video editing that creates realistic results with minimal effort. Yesterday, a trio of lawmakers sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, asking him to assess the threat posed to national security by this new form of fakery. The letter says “hyper-realistic digital forgeries” showing “convincing depictions of individuals doing or saying things they never did” could be used for blackmail and misinformation. “As deep fake technology becomes more advanced and more accessible, it could pose a threat to United States public discourse and national security,” say the letter’s signatories, House representatives Adam Schiff... Continue reading…

Fighting fakes

As disinformation tools get smarter, some are finding ways to spot the fakes before they get shared.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from BBC Technology

US lawmakers are concerned about deepfake technology

Three US Representatives have sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence asking for a report on deepfake technology, how it could be used to harm the US and any countermeasures ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Engadget

US lawmakers warn spy chief that ‘deep fakes’ are a national security threat

What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: now they’re a reality, thanks to modern ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from TechCrunch

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