Inside the race to beat 'deepfakes' in 2020

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Published on 12 Jun 2019, 21:15
"Deepfakes" have changed the idea that seeing is believing - and could have a huge impact on how future political campaigns unfold. Deepfakes are synthesized video created by artificial intelligence that can depict people saying or doing things that didn’t actually happen. As we approach the 2020 presidential election, the race is on to develop new technology to tackle them. Deepfake creators are constantly adapting their techniques to outsmart new detection tactics - so it’s crucial the detection technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Experts warn that advancements in technology, the spread of social media and an impressionable population could create the “perfect storm” for misinformation to spread. Read more: wapo.st/2BOmixA. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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