Seeing and not believing - Rise of the deepfakes

 
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23 June 2018 11:47
 

http://technology.ragingtopics.com/2018/06/09/rise-of-the-deepfakes/

“What is this technology?  Where did deepfakes originate?  How do deepfakes work?  How are voices faked?  How much trouble can this cause?  Can deepfakes be stopped?”

quote:  “Deepfakes could be used to damage the reputation of a politician, or a political party, or an entire country. And if fake videos become commonplace, people may start assuming real videos are fake, too. That skepticism could be corrosive. “It’ll only take a couple of big hoaxes,” says Justin Hendrix, executive director of NYC Media Lab, “to really convince the public that nothing’s real.”

quote:  https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/28/16710130/trump-says-access-hollywood-tape-fake

Q:  Are deep fakes as old as the hills?

 
 
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30 June 2018 08:09
 

It seems like without some way to authenticate videos (some digital encryption scheme), this could be a huge problem. There are all sorts of authentication approaches though, so it would seem we just have to make sure they’re in place.

 
 
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icehorse - 30 June 2018 08:09 AM

It seems like without some way to authenticate videos (some digital encryption scheme), this could be a huge problem. There are all sorts of authentication approaches though, so it would seem we just have to make sure they’re in place.

If a comedian can get through to Trump without even trying, imagine when a computer can change his voice to Kim’s, or Vladimir’s, or Angela’s . . . . or Melania’s. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/29/politics/stuttering-john-podcast-prank-call-donald-trump/index.html

 
 
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01 July 2018 13:36
 
unsmoked - 01 July 2018 12:14 PM
icehorse - 30 June 2018 08:09 AM

It seems like without some way to authenticate videos (some digital encryption scheme), this could be a huge problem. There are all sorts of authentication approaches though, so it would seem we just have to make sure they’re in place.

If a comedian can get through to Trump without even trying, imagine when a computer can change his voice to Kim’s, or Vladimir’s, or Angela’s . . . . or Melania’s. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/29/politics/stuttering-john-podcast-prank-call-donald-trump/index.html

Widespread credulity is indeed a huge problem