'Deep fakes': How to know what's true in the fake-Obama video era

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Krusty, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Posts:
    8,697
    We can all agree on that :)
     
  2. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    13,723
    AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say
    A scarily simple way to create fake videos and misinformation
    June 10, 2019

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/10/18659432/deepfake-ai-fakes-tech-edit-video-by-typing-new-words
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Posts:
    8,697
    Yes, that is a very disturbing development. But as the article and paper argue, maybe the benefits outweigh the risks.

    Still, the bottom line is that you can't rely on video as factual evidence.
     
  4. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    4,098
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    "This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies

    A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram. The company previously said it would not remove this type of video...


    The video, created by artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe in partnership with advertising company Canny, shows Mark Zuckerberg sitting at a desk, seemingly giving a sinister speech about Facebook's power...

    'Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures,' Zuckerberg's likeness says, in the video. 'I owe it all to Spectre. Spectre showed me that whoever controls the data, controls the future.'..."

    Story and Video here:

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywyxex/deepfake-of-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-fake-video-policy
     
  5. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    13,723
    New tool debunks deepfakes of Trump and other world leaders
    [...] researchers detected all kinds of video forgeries
    June 12, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/deepfake-detection-tool-debunks-fakes-of-trump-and-other-world-leaders/
     
  6. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    13,723
    Facebook won't yank Mark Zuckerberg deepfake video from Instagram
    June 12, 2019
    https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3077298/mark-zuckerberg-deepfake-instagram
     
  7. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    4,098
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    "House Intelligence Committee To Hold Open Hearing on Deepfakes and AI

    The National Security Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and “Deepfakes


    Washington, DC – On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:00 am, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will convene an open hearing on the national security challenges of artificial intelligence (AI), manipulated media, and “deepfake” technology. This is the first House hearing devoted specifically to examining deepfakes and other types of AI-generated synthetic data..."

    https://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=657
     
  8. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    4,098
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    "Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets [on Linkden]

    LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene...

    But Katie Jones doesn’t exist, The Associated Press has determined. Instead, the persona was part of a vast army of phantom profiles lurking on the professional networking site LinkedIn...

    Experts who reviewed the Jones profile’s LinkedIn activity say it’s typical of espionage efforts on the professional networking site, whose role as a global Rolodex has made it a powerful magnet for spies...

    ...[F]oreign spies routinely use fake social media profiles to home in on American targets — and accused China in particular of waging “mass scale” spying on LinkedIn...

    British , French and German officials have all issued warnings over the past few years detailing how thousands of people had been contacted by foreign spies over LinkedIn...

    The Katie Jones profile was modest in scale, with 52 connections. But those connections had enough influence that they imbued the profile with credibility to some who accepted Jones’ invites...

    Klingemann and other experts said the photo ...appeared to have been created using a family of dueling computer programs called generative adversarial networks, or GANs, that can create realistic-looking faces of entirely imaginary people. GANs, sometimes described as a form of artificial intelligence, have been the cause of increasing concern for policymakers already struggling to get a handle on digital disinformation..."

    https://www.apnews.com/bc2f19097a4c4fffaa00de6770b8a60d

    How GANs work:

    "Style-based GANs – Generating and Tuning Realistic Artificial Faces..."

    https://www.lyrn.ai/2018/12/26/a-st...itecture-for-generative-adversarial-networks/
     
  9. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    4,098
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    FYI:

    Live Broadcast - 9:00 AM

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?46167...l-security-risks-artificial-intelligence&live

    Recorded video will be available for 24+ hours at

    https://www.c-span.org/
     
  10. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    4,098
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    "Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’

    Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the country are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.

    And they have a message: We’re not ready...

    The researchers have designed automatic systems that can analyze videos for the telltale indicators of a fake, assessing light, shadows, blinking patterns — and, in one potentially groundbreaking method, even how a candidate’s real-world facial movements — such as the angle they tilt their head when they smile — relate to one another.

    But for all that progress, the researchers say they remain vastly overwhelmed by a technology they fear could herald a damaging new wave of disinformation campaigns, much in the same way fake news stories and deceptive Facebook groups were deployed to influence public opinion during the 2016 election..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...deos-we-are-outgunned/?utm_term=.ee644c06b32a
     
  11. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    13,723
    Adobe Shows Off First Research for Tools to Detect Manipulated Photos
    June 14, 2019
    https://gizmodo.com/adobe-shows-off-first-research-for-tools-to-detect-mani-1835516127
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.