What Does Deepfake Mean?

Deepfake is a term for videos and presentations enhanced by artificial intelligence and other modern technology to present falsified results. One of the best examples of deepfakes involves the use of image processing to produce video of celebrities, politicians or others saying or doing things that they never actually said or did.


Techopedia Explains Deepfake

A contemporary presentation on YouTube by creative media icon Jordan Peele showcases the use of relatively widely accessible technology to create false videos of Barack Obama. The general idea is that it is now very easy to create false video, and that this could become a national security issue in the short term, or lead to all sorts of consumer fraud or other problems. With that in mind, boards and entities are looking at how to approach AI from an ethical angle in order to limit the damage that deepfakes and similar fraud and enabling technologies can produce.


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