Congress is (finally) talking about deepfakes and manipulated media. Here’s what you need to know about the technology and how it has been and could be misused. https://trib.al/dQTmTFl
Ahead of the congressional hearing on deepfakes this morning, we compiled this primer on it.
First off, what are deepfakes? Here’s an explanation of the artificial intelligence behind them. https://trib.al/1I61o1a
Deepfakes aren’t mainstream yet, but it’s only a matter of time. “Many of the ways that people would consider using deepfakes [...] are clearly evolutions of existing problems,” says @SamGregory.
“Shallowfakes,” for example, are already pervasive. https://trib.al/Z2CsVHd
And here are some examples of how media manipulation is already being used. Here: https://trib.al/3AoTvJz
And here: https://trib.al/k12LPD7
And here’s a message for Congress: Think twice about how any regulations could shape what other countries do, especially with more authoritarian governments. https://trib.al/C3V4548
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