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US Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Concerns of Deepfakes

Last week, four intelligence experts warned the US House Intelligence Committee in a testimony about the growing risks resulting from the development of increasingly sophisticated deepfakes, which are images or videos doctored by artificial intelligence (AI) that show individuals saying and doing things they never said or did.

Committee chairman Adam Schiff stated that one of the main concerns about the rise of deepfakes is that they “could have the power to disrupt the democratic process, particularly the presidential race of 2020.” Deepfakes have the potential to revolutionize misinformation campaigns by adding a visual dimension to fake stories intended to promote a certain narrative.

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