The Artificial Intelligence-generated deepfakes have been termed as the most troubling manifestation in the evolving arms race of digital disinformation.
The technology works through an AI-assisted face swapping app which takes someone’s face and places it on someone else’s body. Not just the tech experts but even the general public is worried these days about how AI-generated deepfakes will erode our trust in what we see and hear. It’s easily conceivable that a well-faked video could heighten geopolitical tensions, spark unrest or intensify crime.
However, the same Artificial Intelligence technology which assists deepfakes can also be used to identify them. AI algorithm can be used to detect fake videos. To know more about how Artificial Intelligence can be utilized to check the authenticity and veracity of digitally-produced information, read here.