‘Google’s videos should be useful, since many of them appear to be incredibly realistic, especially to users who have no point of reference.’
Google is adding to a growing effort to combat deepfakes, reports SILICON ANGLE. Concerns are mounting about their potential to create confusion as well as defaming people and undermining public trust.
- Google is releasing 3,000 examples of deepfakes that it had produced by using actors.
- The videos are intended as a training set.
- They show comparisons of the actual person and the corresponding deepfake.
Early this month, Facebook said they would release a set of deepfake examples for research. Facebook also announced a ‘Deepfake Detection Challenge,’ with up to $10 million for projects that development effective tools.