What is Deepfake Technology? – It may look Like You, but it Isn’t.


Deepfakes are hyper-realistic video or audio recordings, created with artificial intelligence ( AI ), of someone who seems to do or say things that they did not do.22
Using examples of two-person video, an imitation, and a target, the algorithm generates a new synthetic video showing the target person moving and speaking in the same way as the person who is acting.22

More advanced technology can synthesize a completely new model of a person using the facial gestures and images of the source or video of the subject they want to imitate.9
That’s why politicians and celebrities are such a simple target for deepfakes, because there is so much visual data available online that the software can use.9
Because people are willing to believe what they see, deep falsification is a particularly insidious form of fraud – a problem that is worsening how fast and easy it is for social media platforms to spread unverified information.22

Deepfake software is available on open source platforms, people on the internet are constantly improving and building on the work of others.9            Whether it’s malicious or not, open platforms such as falseapp can be used to create basic video counterfeiting.17

Videos attract more visceral attention than any text or image, and the risk of fraud that spread and shape our perceptions is repeatedly greater.17
Preventive measures could include early communication of sanctions, whether it is to manufacturers or publishers of malicious content, and clear enforcement protocols.17

While many technology companies take their time to take control of deep – depths, a variety of people are developing tools to combat malicious fake video.9
For example, the united states Defense Agency for Advanced Research Projects is already two years in its four – year program to develop methods for fighting fake video and images.10

Legislators and experts warn about “deep-rooted “, false videos that look surprisingly real, warning that they will be another phase of disinformation campaigns.18
Experts say that it is only a matter of time before advances in artificial intelligence technology and the proliferation of such tools allow every online user to create depth.18


In addition to the lack of resources to track videos, the united states does not have state or federal laws to prosecute people who use this technology with the intent of disrupting society.20 There will always be ways to abuse and misuse technological advances, but being aware of them now can allow us to fight the emergence of deep – rooted and false news.20

If the technology continues in its current form, it will be impossible to detect deep – screen video supported by AI.12
For now though, most of the faces generated by AI, even on deep faucets, are obvious counterfeits.12
Michael Zollh APfer, professor of computer science at Stanford and a Deep – seated Video portrait, says that the academic community is aware of the ethics at stake.12

The depths are frightening because they allow the image of everyone to be co-opted and undermine our ability to trust what we see.19

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