Deepfakes: What You Urgently Need To Know
History & Social Policy • 42m
In this week's podcast Nina Schick speaks to Carl Miller about the rise of Deepfakes and what she believes is an impending 'Infocalypse'. Advances in AI mean that by scanning images of a person (for example using Facebook), a powerful machine learning system can create new video images and place them in scenarios and situations which never actually happened. When combined with powerful voice AI, the results are utterly convincing.
So-called 'Deep Fakes' are not only a real threat for democracy but they take the manipulation of voters to new levels. They will also affect ordinary people. This crisis of misinformation we are facing has been dubbed the 'Infocalypse'.
Using her expertise from working in the field, Nina Schick reveals shocking examples of Deep Fakery, from revenge porn to national security and what it means for public trust in politics. To find out more and buy Nina's book click here: https://ninaschick.org/
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