A Belgian political party has created a fake video of a Donald Trump speech in which the U.S. president apparently calls on the country to follow America’s lead and exit the Paris climate agreement.
In the video, which uses so-called “deep fake” technology to make it appear that Trump is giving a fictional address, the president says: “As you know I had the balls to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. And so should you.”
A viral video now viewed by millions appears to show former President Obama – but it turns out actually to be an effort by “Get Out” director Jordan Peele to educate the public about “deep fakes” made with artificial intelligence. NBC’s Gadi Schwartz reports for TODAY.
New conspiracies over YouTube shooting are dangerously built on a real threat
The video in question, “Y Does the Youtube Shooter Looks Like An A.I. Computer Program?” has only garnered around 86,000, views but it’s still quite a weird one, suggesting that Aghdam is actually an AI creation.
And this is where a conspiracy can often turn dangerous, by including a kernel of truth. Because these face-swapped/fake AI videos — called deepfakes — are, indeed, a real thing and a real problem.
“Fake news is bad enough already, but something much nastier is just around the corner: As Evelyn Douek explained, the “next frontier” of fake news will feature machine-learning software that can cheaply produce convincing audio or video of almost anyone saying or doing just about anything.
These may be “digital avatars” built from generative adversarial networks (GANs), or they may rely on simpler face-swapping technology to create “deep fakes.” The effect is the same: fake videos that look frighteningly real.”
The law generally does not evolve as quickly as technology does. That being said, in the case of videos created by deepfake technology, several causes of action existing in our current laws may be applicable (or extended to be applicable) in addressing the wrongs committed by a person’s misuse or abuse of deepfake technology. Below is a summary of some of such causes of action:
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Months after fake “celebrity porn” reared its head online, there’s a bad-tech aftertaste.
Clearly our sense of truth is morphing, with clever tricksters using AI to fool us. So how can we trust AI to tell us what’s real?
We’ve been manipulating the way we want to see the world — and how we want others to see us in it — for almost as long as humans have been able to paint or take photos.
“Look back through Hitler, Stalin, Mao or Castro, all of these people manipulated photos in an effort to change history,” says Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College in the United States. “States do, bad actors do it, criminals do it and hoaxers do it.”