Microsoft Builds Deepfakes Detection Tool To Combat Election Disinformation
HelpNet Security, September 2nd, 2020
September 13, 2020,
Volume 270, Issue 2

Microsoft has developed a deepfakes detection tool to help news publishers and political campaigns, as well as technology to help content creators 'mark' their images and videos in a way that will show if the content has been manipulated post-creation

Zeljka Zorz writes in HelpNet Security, "Deepfakes - photos and videos in which a person is replaced with someone else's likeness through the power of artificial intelligence (AI) - are already having an impact individuals' lives, politics and society in general. Wielded by those who have an interest in spreading easily-believable disinformation, the technology is expected to wreak even more havoc in the long run.

The existence of deepfake technology became more widely known in 2017 when a Reddit user showed that it's easy to create relatively realistic porn videos of celebrities. The technology has been perfected since then and will surely continue to evolve and go on to produce ever more difficult-to-spot deepfakes..."

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