Indeed, the ability to watch a cleverly manipulated 'deep fake
' video which claims to prove the Moon landing was staged in a film studio over lunch is a step backwards.
The APC propaganda machine even hired an IT professional to write a column about 'deep fake
technology' just to muddle the waters and cast doubts on the authenticity of the obviously credible videos of the governor accepting bribes.
In July 2017, University of Washington computer scientists used audio clips and algorithms programmed to manipulate mouth movements in order to produce a lip-synced video of Barack Obama that was so life-like, Obama's former security advisor, David Edelman, thought it was real ("Obama Tech Advisor: Fun's Over for AI-Driven 'Deep Fake
' Video," G.
To add, deep fake
is the more alarming avatar of fake news where Artificial Intelligence is used to make anyone say or do anything on video.
technology powered by big data, machine learning, and text to speech will be one of the biggest political issues of the 21st Century.
And with another high-tech fakery like "deep fake
" video, the notary public can be fooled into certifying the signature of a fraudster.
She said deep fake
videos are one of "the biggest threats to democracy."
The rise of fake news and content alongside developments like deep fake
technology and advanced audio spoofing is making it increasingly difficult to distinguish between the fake and the real.
what are known variously as "deep fake
videos" or "deep
On the eve of an election, Deep fake
videos could falsely portray public officials being involved in money-laundering; public panic could be sowed by videos warning of non-existent epidemics or cyberattacks; and forged incidents could potentially lead to international escalation.
The New York Times wondered, not much later, if deep fake
technology could destroy democracy itself.
The formation of troll farms, the emergence of editing technology like 'deep fake
videos,' and the regular use of the term in the political sphere have all altered our notion of truth and helped feed the perception held by three in four people globally that their countries are divided.
And Australia has decided to invest early to guard against (https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/white-paper-cyber/) future information warfare , such as (https://theconversation.com/solving-the-political-ad-problem-with-transparency-85366) micro-targeting audiences with tailor-made messaging and machine learning-enhanced (https://theconversation.com/detecting-deepfake-videos-in-the-blink-of-an-eye-101072) deep fake