Pentagon Wants to Police Social Media Fake News and Deep Fakes
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Pentagon Wants to Police Social Media Fake News and Deep Fakes

The U.S. wants to use the military’s Pentagon arm to police fake news online; what can possibly go wrong? According to reports, the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency has announced it will deploy online cyber forces to watch for “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” using specialized software to detect deep fakes of photos, videos and audio clips,…

Deepfake Technology Shows the Emperor (or the Girl of Your Dreams) Has No Clothes
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Deepfake Technology Shows the Emperor (or the Girl of Your Dreams) Has No Clothes

In the latest example of artificial intelligence at work, algorithms can now ‘undress’ a woman, or put false utterances into a politician’s mouth. What’s at stake is nothing less than our perception of reality. So then what is the big deal? If deepfake videos are just some sort of passing trend that will quickly lose…