27 Sep 2019

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos

In an effort to boost research and development in the context of deepfake detection, Google has shared a database containing 3,000 deepfake videos with the new FaceForensics benchmark, a research project by researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the University Federico II of Naples. Deepfakes are audio or

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09 Sep 2019

Facebook, Microsoft Challenge Industry to Detect, Prevent ‘Deepfakes’

Facebook, Microsoft and various universities have launched a joint contest to boost efforts to fight the spread of deepfakes, which are audio or visual content doctored by artificial intelligence (AI). Deepfakes allow threat actors to spread disinformation and influence public opinion by making it seem like influential individuals including government,

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04 Sep 2019

A Harbinger Of Our Future: Reports Indicade Voice Deepfake Was Used To Scam A CEO Out Of $243,000

Adversaries in search of financial gain will innovate. We all need to accept that observation as a fact of life, meaning we should all stay agile and prepare for surprise. When it comes to deep fake video and audio, what is surprising is not that adversaries are using this technology,

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03 Sep 2019

China’s Red-Hot Face-Swapping App Provokes Privacy Concern

Once again, a popular mobile app for generating deepfakes, i.e. images or videos doctored by artificial intelligence (AI), has prompted a major privacy backlash. Since last weekend, Chinese face-swap app Zao has taken China’s iOS store by storm. The app can generate deepfakes of scenes from popular movies and TV-shows

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02 Sep 2019

US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) aims to develop software that can spot fake news stories as well as fake audio, images and video (deepfakes) in order to combat “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” Over a period of 48 months the DARPA initiative, called the Semantic Forensics (SemaFor) program,

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07 Aug 2019

DARPA Is Taking On the Deepfake Problem

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching an initiative to battle the growing threat of deepfakes, which are images or videos doctored by artificial intelligence (AI) that show individuals saying and doing things they never said or did. According to the agency, deepfakes are increasingly used

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17 Jun 2019

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

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24 May 2019

Samsung deepfake AI could fabricate a video clip of you from a single photo

Samsung has developed new artificial intelligence (AI) technology capable of generating deepfake videos based on as little as a single photograph. Deepfakes are fabricated images or videos showing individuals saying and doing things they never said or did. Because deepfakes are hard to distinguish from actual footage, they can be

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