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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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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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The biggest threat of deepfakes isn’t the deepfakes themselves | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The mere idea of AI-synthesized media is already making people stop believing that real things are real.’ Undermining trust in…

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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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OpenAI has released the largest version yet of its fake-news-spewing AI | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…after careful monitoring, OpenAI had not yet found any attempts of malicious use but had seen multiple beneficial applications, including…

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Nvidia just made it easier to build smarter chatbots and slicker fake news | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…it’s likely to be a long while before machines can really converse with us. Language is deceptively difficult for machines…

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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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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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Krishna Bharat: Impact of AI on journalism and democracy | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 29:34 Keynote talk by Google news founder Krishna Bharat at the 2019 Global Editors Summit. Bharat says journalism is…

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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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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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Six lessons from my deepfakes research at Stanford | MEDIUM

10,000 deepfakes may be circulating online, as ‘synthetic media’ keeps getting easier to make and harder to detect. Writing in…

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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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Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The problem is our technology has become more and more sophisticated, but our thinking on what is free speech and…

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WaPo Editorial: A reason to despair about the digital future – Deepfakes | THE WASHINGTON POST

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

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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…

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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 &…

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

Runs 2:59 Report by Bloomberg News.

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Tom Kent: Fake news is about to get so much more dangerous | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘Society now has to learn that video no longer guarantees reliability. Instead, it could be the biggest lie of all.’…

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What to Watch for in the Coming Wave of “Deep Fake” Videos | GIJN

…“deep fake” videos can be surprisingly convincing, and the software to make them has emerged rapidly’ As algorithms for image…

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