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Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Reporters can feed images into Assembler, which has seven “detectors,” each one built to spot a specific type of photo-manipulation…

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This Nixon Deepfake Is an Alternate Reality Where Apollo 11 Fails | POPULAR MECHANICS

“Our goal was to use the most advanced artificial intelligence techniques available today to create the most believable result possible—and…

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How do you spot a deepfake? A clue hides within our voices, researchers say | NBC NEWS

‘It’s meant to work quickly out of fear that a viral deepfake will need almost immediate identification and response.’ ‘Soft…

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AI expert calls for end to UK use of ‘racially biased’ algorithms | THE GUARDIAN

‘Prof Noel Sharkey, who is also a leading figure in a global campaign against “killer robots”, said algorithms were so…

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Facebook AI Launches Its Deepfake Detection Challenge | IEEE SPECTRUM

Facebook AI is releasing 100,000+ videos as a training set for its $10 million challenge to help detect deep fakes….

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To Free Themselves From Lies, Journalists are Using New Tools and Techniques to Check Facts | EDITOR & PUBLISHER

‘Today, reporters, as well as editors and the production staff, now must work faster than ever but getting the story…

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What should newsrooms do about deepfakes? These three things, for starters | NEIMAN LAB

‘Whether or not opinion columnists’ direst predictions come to fruition, it seems almost inevitable that newsrooms operating in a world…

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How artificial intelligence is redefining the role of manager | WEF

‘Surprisingly, last year, we discovered that the majority of workers would trust orders from a robot. This year, almost two-thirds…

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Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection | PHYS ORG

‘False news tends to be less grammatical and less factual, with greater reliance on emotionally charged claims, misleading headlines and…

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AI-powered journalism: A time-saver or an accident waiting to happen? | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘automated journalism is only as reliable as the information that has been plugged into it to during its development and…

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In AI we trust — too much | AXIOS

‘AI carries an aura of legitimacy and accuracy, burnished by overeager marketing departments and underinformed users. But AI is just…

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Do we trust artificial intelligence agents to mediate conflict? Not entirely | USC

‘Researchers from USC and the University of Denver created a simulation in which a three-person team was supported by a…

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We can’t trust AI systems built on deep learning alone | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…deep learning may be good at mimicking the perceptual tasks of the human brain, like image or speech recognition. But…

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Google releases videos to help researchers create better ‘deepfake’ detection tools | SILICON ANGLE

‘Google’s videos should be useful, since many of them appear to be incredibly realistic, especially to users who have no…

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Explainable AI and the Companies Leading the Way | VENTURE RADAR

‘…as models become more specialised and complex, they turn out to be increasingly opaque and harder to interpret.’  Verification can…

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Which Face Is Real? | Bergstrom & West

Practice your fake-spotting skills in this DIY drill. It’s from a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit’ at University of Washington….

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How do we build trust between humans and AI? | WEF

True trust is two way, says the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, suggesting a social contract with AI is required in order…

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AI tool that can spot text written by a machine could spell the end of fake news, false reviews and phoney social media accounts | DAILY MAIL

‘According to results of their own research, (the system) helped to improve the detection-rate of forged text from 54 percent…

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

Deep fakes could become more sophisticated in the 2020 U.S. election and that has the Wall Street Journal on a…

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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…

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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…

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Leading the way into the age of artificial intelligence | FINLAND 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND wants AI to be ‘human-centric’ and ‘trust-generating.’ The aspiration comes in a sweeping government paper on…

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

‘The researchers conclude that a greater global effort is needed to work on ways of detecting and responding to AI-generated…

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If we are using AI in journalism we need better guidelines on reporting uncertainty | ONLINE JOURNALISM BLOG

‘85% is quite good in machine learning terms — but journalistically, it’s problematic. We have moved from dealing with facts,…

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

Oftentimes, companies pass the first four tests but not the last. For me, that is a major red flag. MIT…

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Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI | EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2018

The EUROPEAN COMMISSION presents seven guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. The Commission says they want to create ‘an environment of…

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Mirroring to Build Trust in Digital Assistants | Metcalf et al

The chattiness of an AI-generated voice impacts how much it’s trusted and varies by user, according to researchers at Apple….

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

DIGIDAY UK reports how Reuters created its own fake video to test its in-house verification team and step-up its ability…

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Trust in Public Policy Algorithms | Kennedy et al

‘We find a stunning degree of trust in algorithms relative to other sources across all of the experiments.’ There is…

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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…

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