The day is coming when Deepfakes take over the world and there is nothing we can do about it. Zoe Schiffer:
Deepfakes, while new, are part of a long history of media manipulation — one that requires both a social and a technical fix. Relying on AI could actually make things worse by concentrating more data and power in the hands of private corporations.
What are Deepfakes?
Deepfake (a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”) is a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network. Because of these capabilities, deepfakes have been used to create fake celebrity pornographic videos or revenge porn. Deepfakes can also be used to create fake news and malicious hoaxes
AI creates Deepfakes, but AI cannot tell us what is a Deepfake. We’re deeply screwed. Starting next year. Election season.