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Deepfakes: when seeing is no longer believing on Brains Byte Back

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Thanks to AI, seeing is no longer believing. This technology has given birth to deepfakes, false videos that seem really, which can be produced by anyone using a simple app or website.

This week, we will be looking at the increasing prevalence of deepfake technology and how it stands to play havoc in the media and our personal lives.

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This rise is worrying for a number of reasons but above all, it is the simplicity of how they can be created that is potential the most alarming factor. In the words of this week’s expert guest “It is putting an incredibly sophisticated tool into the hands of the unsophisticated and they can disseminate and leverage that in any way they see fit.

Read More: Is there nothing that can’t be faked with vocal, facial manipulation?

My guest this week is  Adam Dodge — a deepfakes expert who has given training to hundreds of people in government, law enforcement, PR, non-profit, healthcare and more. His work has been covered in major publications such as The Washington Post and Mashable.

And for our Neuron to Something feature, where we look at scientific research in the field of psychology and technology, we have some hilarious case studies cited in a research paper discussing PornHub traffic during events such as the Hawaiian false missile alert or the 2018 Super Bowl. So stay tuned if you want a laugh. 

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Sam Brake Guia
Sam is an energetic and passionate writer/presenter, always looking for the next adventure. In August 2016 he donated all of his possessions to charity, quit his job, and left the UK. Since then he has been on the road travelling through North, Central and South America searching for new adventures and amazing stories.