are video or audio clips of real people doing and saying fictional things. They’re usually generated by using AI to “learn” the movements and sounds from two different recordings, then combine them during a realistic way.
As AI improves, deepfakes have began to appear everywhere the web , from Facebook to YouTube. From celebrity face-swaps to impersonations of political leaders.
Now they’re beginning to have real financial repercussions. In the U.S.. An audio deepfake of a CEO scammed one company out of $10 million, consistent with Symantec researcher Saurabh Shintre.Deepfakes
And with the 2020 election shortly off, there’s huge potential for weaponizing deepfakes on social media. Now, Facebook is spending quite $10 million to work out the way to detect them. And tech giants like Google, Twitter and Microsoft are joining the fight.