Deepfake videos

Do you know what a fake video is? I don't know what a deep fake video is. I don't know. I do not know what a deep fake video is. It does sound familiar. I mean I would guess that a deep fake video... When they kind of put someone's face onto another through like . A deepfake video is a video that is designed to like someone is saying or doing something they didn't do by using,I guess AI. I'm certainly not aware of having seen videos that were manipulated before..

The term deepfake is an artificially generated video of a person in a situation in a context that was never there.
My name is Kristy Sisson, I'm professor and director of the photographic sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Deepfakes are really the latest incarnation of . So think Photoshop on steroids.
My name is Hany Farid and I am a professor of computer science at the University of California Berkeley. Deepfakes have taken for the most part humans out of the loop, that means computer are entirely synthesizing and manipulating the content.
As those artificial intelligence sort of algorithms have improved, so have the videos. And that in many ways is the real threat here. It's not the ability to create a fake content, that's not what's new, but it's now that the person can download some code from the internet and on their laptop synthesize very compelling fake videos, fake images and fake audios.

The genie’s out of the bottle so to speak. This is not something that is in the research world, this is something that's definitely out there and being used.
For there to be technology that where we can't tell if a is really saying it or if it's a doctored video., then I have no idea how anyone is gonna be able to get the news.
And that's a trend because if we move in a direction where we can't believe what we read see and hear online, how do you have for example ?
I do think that a last minute deepfake could have an on how people vote.
If you can literally put words in someone's mouth, then it's completely dangerous.
Think about the power of that technology when it comes to world leaders, CEOs, military leaders, people running for office, it's incredibly powerful.

Somebody who has an agenda can information that can spread far more quickly than the of, yes this has been debunked, yes this is fake.
Once that information gets out there, it's gonna be too late and then it's already gone , the information has already spread.
You don't have to fool 100% of the people hundred percent of the time.
People tend to believe things that support what they already believe, even if there's good evidence against that .
Understand that the in elections are incredibly thin. You have to swing a hundred thousand votes, that's the ballgame, you don't have to swing one hundred million votes.
So once it's out there, the is there and it sometimes can't be repaired.

We have to get a handle on this issue because I think it really... these are existential threats to our democracy.
So what do we do ? We can throw our hands up and say well that's the way the world is but I don't think that's a good answer.
We have to get better at developing technology that can help you as a citizen say ‘this is fake, this is real, this is trusted, this is not trusted’ we have to do better on that .
We have the problem with being shared even if it's not very convincing, so there's a much deeper at work.
I know it's easy to be overwhelmed by the landscape but here are some things for you to think about.
1) Slow down and don't be so quick to share. Wait a minute, wait two minutes and think about what you're doing.
Just taking that moment and applying a little bit of to those images and videos can make a huge difference.
Wow your voice is relatively small on the internet, it is a voice.
It may seem that whether you share or not doesn't make a difference. What's the difference between your voice and two billion other voices out there ? But in the same way that it matters that you vote. These things .
2) Let's admit we're being . There are individuals who are creating content in order to manipulate us, in order to get us to think a certain way.

The scales aren't balanced on the Internet.
The adversary who is trying to fool you whether it's for political reasons or economic reasons is incredibly committed.
So all the more reason to take that moment and before you share…
3) And this and one is hard is become critical but not cynical.
Being skeptical is healthy. Looking at your sources, finding out where that image came from…
There's a lot of information out there and your responsibility is to consume as much as possible to make an . It may never be perfect but you've got to at least make the effort.
Resist the temptation to think that you actually know what's going on. Understand what you do not know, that's at least as important as understanding what you do know.
So lastly, scale back on social media as your main source of news.
It is not a place to get your news. You have to start understanding that and start where do you get trusted news.
Ssocial media is a really easy place to get an information dump really quickly but it's not the best place to get really critical information from.

The world is complex, the issues are complex, and we have to stop pretending that we can understand the world in 140 or 280 characters. I understand that it's complicated but we are more than happy to sit down for hours on end and watch mindless YouTube videos. Take a fraction of that time and read the article, engage on the facts before you .
So regardless of what sort of political bent that image or that video should have to try to do our due diligence to be informed media consumers because the alternative is really dangerous.
I think the voters responsibility as a general population is just to make sure that the information you're getting is correct.
I think it's the responsibility of social media users to do their best to be honest about what they're posting and sharing.

The average person on the internet downloading some code from the internet is not going to create a perfect fake but a highly dedicated group of technical people, they are probably within six months of creating essentially imperceptible fakes. Every few months when I see some of the good fakes coming out on YouTube, my students and I are in awe of how good they are.
This problem is much bigger than technology, It's much bigger than the of these technologies.
You have to dig a little deeper and some of the topics that are being talked about to make sure that their effective and not alternative effects.
We need to do our own and not take everything for .
It's not so much seeing is believing as it is I believed first and then I saw it and it's going to be very tough to convince me otherwise.
I'd like to say that I'm putting forth more effort to get a little bit more on the subject so that I can participate more.