Henry Ajder: “We need to make finding and accessing these tools as difficult as possible”
Interview with Henry Ajder, speaker and advisor helping organizations to navigate deepfakes, synthetic media, and the evolving AI ecosystem. In 2019, you released a report which found that 96 % of all deepfakes produced depict some kind of image abuse. What has changed since then? Henry Ajder: Back then, no one really knew what the deepfake ...
Mariëtte van Huijstee: “Video footage is perceived as evidence”
Mariëtte van Huijstee is an expert on responsible business conduct. She focuses on technology, innovation companies’ societal responsibility and how ongoing digitalisation is changing the fabric of society. Are deepfakes going to play a decisive role in future fake news? Mariëtte van Huijstee: I’m afraid they will. Just the potential of actual deepfakes circulating is ...
Fighting abusive deepfakes: the need for a multi-layered action plan
Deepfakes videos herald some promise for the media industry, but at present they are mostly used for malicious purposes including the production of non-consensual pornography. The law is failing to protect victims as it struggles to keep pace with technological advances.
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes
The key point I would make about regulating deepfakes is that, in some cases, new laws may be needed, but much of the harm deepfakes cause is covered by existing laws, or could be covered by amending existing laws.
Deepfake, shallowfake and speech synthesis: tackling audiovisual manipulation
Despite alarmist news stories about deepfake heralding the end of democracy or truth itself, the technology – for better or worse – is far from perfect, which suggests that there is still a window of opportunity to prepare society, institutions and regulatory frameworks for the moment it is. The state of play Deepfakes (i.e. synthetic ...
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes
Rhetoric about the ‘end of truth’ plays into the hands of people who already are saying you can’t believe anything – and that is neither true of most audiovisual material, nor true yet for deepfakes. We should not panic but prepare instead.
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kalina Bontcheva about Technology & Disinformation
Interview with Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield about Technology & Disinformation. There is a strong need for data protection laws that can adequately address the challenges of user data being misused and harvested without consent by third-party applications, political parties/politicians, researchers, and others. Can you explain the implications of deep fakes and synthetic media disinformation ...
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Trisha Meyer & Prof Chris Marsden about Technology & Disinformation
Interview with Dr Trisha Meyer, Vrije Universiteit in Brussels & Prof Chris Marsden, University of Sussex, about Technology & Disinformation. "In struggling to find a sustainable business model for the online environment, many traditional media providers have become almost exclusively reliant on advertising." You mention human involvement in the application of AI systems is important ...