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‘A perfect storm’: The Wall Street Journal has 21 people detecting ‘deepfakes’ | DIGIDAY UK

‘Heightened political tensions, increasingly sophisticated technology and the speed at which fake content can spread, has elevated the importance in spotting these fakes.’…

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Introducing The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video | WASHINGTON POST

The Washington Post says manipulated media comes in three forms: Missing context Deceptive editing Malicious transformation The Post provides a special page with…

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Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’ | THE WASHINGTON POST

The ability to create synthetic videos outweighs detection methods by ‘100 to 1’, according to a digital forensics professor at UC Berkeley quoted…

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You can train an AI to fake UN speeches in just 13 hours | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

With $7.80 in computer time and 13 hours of human effort, two UN researcher coaxed an AI system to write convincing United Nations…

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Five questions you can use to cut through AI hype | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW offers a checklist by Karen Ho to help assess hype-heavy claims about products ‘powered’ by artificial intelligence. Her five hurdles…

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Artificial sincerity, too? | jAI

The idea of an AI personality on television was parodied in a 1980’s UK production known as Max Headroom. It featured a computer-generated…

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How Reuters is training reporters to spot ‘deepfakes’ | DIGIDAY

DIGIDAY UK reports Reuters how created its own fake video to test its inhouse verification team and stepup its ability to detect deepfakes….

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New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | THE GUARDIAN

OpenAI says it’s withholding some of the science behind its text-generating AI model GPT-2. THE GUARDIAN reports the company is concerned that the…

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This is how AI bias really happens—and why it’s so hard to fix | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘Bias can creep in at many stages of the deep-learning process, and the standard practices in computer science aren’t designed to detect it.’…

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WaPo Editorial: A reason to despair about the digital future – Deepfakes | Jan 2019

‘The ability to use machine learning to simulate an individual saying or doing almost anything poses personal and political risks that societies around…

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How to recognize fake AI-generated images | MEDIUM

‘Here are some things you can look for when trying to recognize an image produced by a GAN.’ MEDIUM provides several examples of…

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Trust highest in Sweden and Germany, lowest in Hungary and U.K. | 9 country study

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE worked with YouGov during summer 2018 to understand attitudes about trust in media, favoured media sources, and…

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How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes | NEIMANLABS

“Raising awareness in the newsroom about the latest technology is critical,” said Christine Glancey, a deputy editor on the Ethics & Standards team who…

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Do People Trust Algorithms More Than Companies Realize? | HBR

THE HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW reports that people favour advice from algorithms over the same advice given by other people. Researchers in the study…

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Marcus & Ernest: No, artificial intelligence won’t solve fake news | Oct 2018

‘Existing A.I. systems that have been built to comprehend news accounts are extremely limited… lacking a robust mechanism for drawing inferences or a…

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It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video | BLOOMBERG

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