Foreign media: deepfake raises its head!


The editors of Propastop took notice of the large number of articles published about deepfake video manipulation techniques launched in June. Here are the findings for Propastop readers.

Brookings writes at length about the possible effects of deepfake technology on the 2020 US elections. The author of the story considers this technique to be the next great attack on the truth.

The Washington Post’s Power Post writes about the future of the US elections, how the US government should respond quickly to the use of artificial intelligence to create media content and support the development of video and audio content control.

The same publisher also writes in June about how new video processing technology raises concerns about information manipulation.

The Guardian asks how to evaluate how well known faces are made to say made up phrases. The story explains that you cannot believe your eyes or ears anymore. The author of the article, Jamie Barlett says, forget the era of truth, it is now the time after reality.

The Verge writes that the use of deepfake using artificial intelligence is so simple that it only needs to be typed.

MIT Technology Review writes that deepfake can be a useful tool for spies. The news covers how with the assistance of df technology a high level artificial image is constructed for the use of a LinkedIn profile, who / which has become an opinion leader in Washington. AP also wrote on this topic in June.

Not directly related to deepfake technology but MIT TR also wrote in June how artificial intelligence was able to generate UN calls within 13 hours.

In June, VICE published a story about how technical intelligence was used slowly to hide a person’s actual face by disabling neurons one by one like HAL9000.

VICE also wrote in June how a deepfake video made by Mark Zuckerberg tested the boundaries of FB’s fake video footage policy boundaries.

In June, Columbia Journalism Review published a story of a processed video circulating on the Internet, made about Nancy Pelos, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The video left the impression that the speaker was drunk while speaking at an engagement.

Due to the same video, an article in The Atlantic on the deepfake topic and The New York Times  asks based on the video, whether we can still believe what we see.

Photo: screenshot from the Verge website