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Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

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In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, and on this week's Tech Tent we examine the dilemma it posed for Instagram's owner Facebook. Stream the latest Tech Tent podcast on BBC SoundsA few weeks ago, the social media giant came under fire for allowing a doctored video of the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remain up. So how would it react when the faked video of its founder emerged?The video featured the real Mark Zuckerberg, but the voice and the words emerging from his mouth were not his. It was the work of two artists, Daniel Howe...
Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

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Facebook has said it will not remove a manipulated video of its chief Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram, in which he appears to credit a secretive organisation for his success.The clip is a "deepfake", made by AI software that uses photos of a person to create a video of them in action.Facebook had previously been criticised for not removing a doctored clip of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The latest decision coincided with the announcement of 500 new jobs in London.The social network has said many of the posts will be involved in building machine-learning based software of its own to automatically detect and remove malicious content posted to its platforms.In addition, they will build tools to help human workers review potentially ...
Mona Lisa ‘brought to life’ with deepfake AI

Mona Lisa ‘brought to life’ with deepfake AI

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The subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life by AI researchers.The video, achieved from a single photo, shows the model in the portrait moving her head, eyes and mouth.The latest iteration of so-called deepfake technology came out of Samsung's AI research laboratory in Moscow.Some are concerned that the rise of convincing deepfake technology has huge potential for misuse.Samsung's algorithms were trained on a public database of 7,000 images of celebrities gathered from YouTube.The AI system mapped facial features and movements on to a photo to bring it to life. It also made videos of Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein, Fyodor Dostoye...
Deepfake porn videos deleted from internet by Gfycat

Deepfake porn videos deleted from internet by Gfycat

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Pornographic videos that used new software to replace the original face of an actress with that of a celebrity are being deleted by a service that hosted much of the content.San Francisco-based Gfycat has said it thinks the clips are "objectionable".The creation of such videos has become more common after the release of a free tool earlier this month that made the process relatively simple.The developer says FakeApp has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.It works by using a machine-learning algorithm to create a computer-generated version of the subject's face. To do this it requires several hundred photos of the celebrity in question for analysis and a video clip of the person whose features are to be replaced.The results - known as deepfakes - differ in quality.But in some cases, wh...