Sep 6, 2019

Facebook puts $10m into effort to spot deep fake videos

WH.GOV A $10m fund has been set up to find better ways to detect so-called deep fake videos. Deep fake clips use AI software to make people - often politicians or celebrities - say or do things they never did or said. The data set will be generated using paid actors to perform scenes which can then be used to create deep fake videos that the different detection systems will attempt to spot. No Facebook data will be used to generate this freely available bank of images, audio clips and videos, said Mr Schroepfer. One commentator said the tools to spot the fakes may not solve all the problems the technology presents.

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