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A new 'arms race': How the U.S. military is spending millions to fight fake images

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A new 'arms race': How the U.S. military is spending millions to fight fake images

It's a video that looks convincing — former U.S. president Barack Obama speaking directly to a camera and calling current U.S. President Donald Trump "a total and complete dip****."

But it never actually happened.

The video was produced and voiced by director Jordan Peele and Buzzfeed to warn people of an emerging technology that can make it seem as though people are saying or doing things they never did.

Convincing fake videos like that are just one of the reasons a specialized team at the U.S. Department of Defence is investing tens of millions of dollars to develop competing technology that would automatically spot manipulated videos and images. The Department of Defence says this technology can have an impact on national security.


Matt Turek, manager of the media forensics program at the department's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), told CBC's The Fifth Estate that "in some sense it's easier to generate a manipulation now than it is to detect it."

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Oh GOODY!!!
 

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It is a bit off but it won’t be long until the technology can smooth that out. And a bit longer before anyone can fake whatever videos they want, even without much knowledge in editing.
 

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It is a bit off but it won’t be long until the technology can smooth that out. And a bit longer before anyone can fake whatever videos they want, even without much knowledge in editing.

Reminds me of an old Darkroom episode with Richard Anderson.

 

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As artificial intelligence advances this is going to get bad as it becomes completely indistinguishable from reality.
 

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A new 'arms race': How the U.S. military is spending millions to fight fake images

It's a video that looks convincing — former U.S. president Barack Obama speaking directly to a camera and calling current U.S. President Donald Trump "a total and complete dip****."

But it never actually happened.

The video was produced and voiced by director Jordan Peele and Buzzfeed to warn people of an emerging technology that can make it seem as though people are saying or doing things they never did.

Convincing fake videos like that are just one of the reasons a specialized team at the U.S. Department of Defence is investing tens of millions of dollars to develop competing technology that would automatically spot manipulated videos and images. The Department of Defence says this technology can have an impact on national security.


Matt Turek, manager of the media forensics program at the department's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), told CBC's The Fifth Estate that "in some sense it's easier to generate a manipulation now than it is to detect it."

COMMENT:-

Oh GOODY!!!

Fox already fakes graphs and charts. I guess they have their new media tool.
 
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