The battle against deepfake pornography: Chips with Everything podcast

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At the end of 2017 and into 2018, the media became aware of a disturbing trend taking hold in certain online communities: deepfake pornography. A master manipulator can create a convincing video in mere hours.

The usual targets for deepfake pornography are celebrities, but some fear this could become a common weapon in the existing practice of revenge porn and researchers are trying to find ways to fight back.

So how do we legislate against a technology that is developing more quickly than lawmakers’ understanding? And considering how long the legislative process can take, is there a technological solution to combat deepfake porn?

Jordan Erica Webber talks to Prof Clare McGlynn of Durham University and Prof Siwei Lyu of the University of Albany, State University of New York.

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Source: Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian