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Title Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse
Author Nina Schick
Publisher Endeavour
Release 2020-07-09
Category
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781913183523
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what is fake. Recent advances in AI mean that by scanning images of a person (for example using Facebook), a powerful machine learning system can create new video images and place them in scenarios and situations which never actually happened. When combined with powerful voice AI, the results are utterly convincing. So-called 'Deep Fakes' are not only a real threat for democracy but they take the manipulation of voters to new levels. They will also affect ordinary people. This crisis of misinformation we are facing has been dubbed the 'Infocalypse'. Using her expertise from working in the field, Nina Schick reveals shocking examples of Deep Fakery and explains the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. She also unveils what it means for us as individuals, how Deep Fakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and how unprepared governments and tech companies are. As a political advisor to select technology firms, Schick tells us what we need to do to prepare and protect ourselves. Too often we build the cool technology and ignore what bad guys can do with it before we start playing catch-up. But when it comes to Deep Fakes, we urgently need to be on the front foot.

Deep Fakes by Nina Schick

Title Deep Fakes
Author Nina Schick
Publisher Twelve
Release 2020-08-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781538754306
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everything you need to know about "deep fake" image manipulation and what could become the biggest information and communications meltdown in world history. In a world of Deep Fakes, it will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what isn't. As advances in artificial intelligence, image manipulation, and online trolling continue, Deep Fakes pose not only a real threat to democracy -- they threaten to take voter manipulation to unprecedented new heights. This crisis of misinformation which we now face has since been dubbed the "Infocalypse." In DEEP FAKES, investigative journalist Nina Schick uses her expertise from working in the field to reveal shocking examples of Deep Fakery and explain the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. This all-too-timely book also unveils what this all means for us as individuals, how Deep Fakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and just how truly unprepared governments and tech companies are for what's coming.

DeepFake Technology by Nobert Young

Title DeepFake Technology
Author Nobert Young
Publisher
Release 2019-07-06
Category
Total Pages 158
ISBN 9781078494694
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book tells of what would be the future of fake news using Deepfakes - a very powerful wave of technologies that would be employed to control and manipulate disinformation as well as disrupt the political process for the 2020 election. With all the laws and bans on circulation of fake news, the problem with online disinformation is nowhere getting better. The role of social media in the upcoming 2020 presidential election as well as other major political events in the world cannot be undermined. With the increase and upgrade in technologies, we will soon be piloting technologies like machine learning, human-like automated voice systems, interactive memes, deepfake artificial intelligence videos, and images, as well as augmented and virtual reality. Celebrities and political figures overtime have been the target of Deepfake videos and these videos have been created purposely to cause misinformation and distortion of facts and truth. Deepfake is a technology that uses Artificial Intelligence to produce or edit contents of a video or an image to show something that never happened. This book would teach you all you need to know about Deep Fakes starting from its discovery to the several bans on Deep Fake apps as well as the threat of Deepfakes both in politics and the society at large.From this well-loaded book, you will get: *Introduction to Deep Learning revolution and artificial intelligence. *Step by step guide on how to deepfake as well as processes involved in deepfaking. *Deep fakes apps like FakeApps, Githubs as well as how to install and use them.*How to identify fake videos and images. *Impact of DeepFake on politics, social media and society as a whole. *Legal Landscape for Deepfake*Real examples of the application of DeepFake.*And lots more!Prepare yourself for what is ahead by getting a copy of this book now. **Get the eBook copy free when you buy the paperback**

Title Deepfakes Social Media and Celebrities
Author Jury Tech
Publisher
Release 2018-03-15
Category
Total Pages 60
ISBN 9781980509011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everything you need to know about Deepfakes; starting from its discovery to uses and Ban, is detailed in this book.

Cheated by Deepfakes by Lu Jin (M.S. in information studies)

Title Cheated by Deepfakes
Author Lu Jin (M.S. in information studies)
Publisher
Release 2020
Category
Total Pages 68
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recent dramatic developments in the fields of computer vision and deep learning technology have opened up a range of possibilities not previously imagined. The applications of computer vision technology include manipulating any face in any video and changing the environment of photos, just to name a couple of the new applications. However, these applications are already having impacts on our everyday lives. Given these recent advances in computer vision technology, people may not be able to trust images and videos we see on any media channel. These videos and images have the potential to deceive us. Throughout the history of technology development, the pros and cons of new technology are often in dispute. New technology is often sensationalized in terms of the benefits for people, which may go beyond anyone's control and imagination. For example, the internet was started with a goal of developing a decentralized network. However, due to how it was commercialized in use, the Internet actually became more centralized than had been intended. Since a centralized platform has the advantage of controlling all users' data and information, these can be sold to companies to help them engage in targeted marketing. Thus, the Internet fell short of its expectations and hype. Now, the focus and hype has largely shifted to artificial intelligence. In which direction will these new technologies go? What are humans' relationships with these emerging technologies? How can we use this technology safely and ensure that it leads to a future that we want? This goal is the starting point for this report. In this report, I will use the latest FaceForensics++ dataset as a base for an experiment to answer three research questions: First, how well do people detect deepfakes, and what factors affect their ability to detect deepfakes? Second, what are their reactions when deepfakes are revealed ? Third, what do they see as the ethical implications of deepfakes, and how deepfakes could be used or abused? For RQ1, I explore the elements that can help people detect deepfakes. For RQ2, I evaluate their reactions. For RQ3, I explore how they perceive the ethical implications of deepfakes. More generally, my findings offer guidance for thinking about how to rebuild trust in video data in an era of deepfakes?

Trust No One by Michael Grothaus

Title Trust No One
Author Michael Grothaus
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2021-11-11
Category True Crime
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1529347998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Deepfake technology can create video evidence of just about anything: Hollywood superstar Margot Robbie in an orgy Chinese president Xi Jinping declaring nuclear war basketball legend Michael Jordan winning the World Cup. The only limit is the imagination. In a time where fake news and disinformation is becoming harder and harder to identify, it is more essential than ever to understand the dark origins of deepfakes. Journalist Michael Grothaus goes down the rabbit hole as he interviews the often morally dubious, yet incredibly skilled creators of this content. It's a journey that opens a window into the communities transforming reality. Challenging, enlightening and terrifying, Trust No One asks the question other people are too scared to: what happens when you can no longer believe your own eyes?

Title Medienkultur als kritische Gesellschaftsanalyse
Author Matthias Wieser
Publisher Herbert von Halem Verlag
Release 2021-01-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 720
ISBN 3869625228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Medienkultur als kritische Gesellschaftsanalyse steht für einen relationalen Ansatz, der kulturelle und mediale Praktiken als soziale Auseinandersetzungen erforscht. Im Zentrum der Diskussion stehen die sich daraus ergebenden Transformationen sowie ihre interdisziplinäre Verortung an der Schnittstelle zwischen Medien- und Kulturtheorie, Cultural Studies, Soziologie und Populärkulturforschung. Der Band versammelt Studien zu unterschiedlichen (medien-)kulturellen Phänomenen wie Filmen, Videos, Kunst, Games, Selfies, Shitstorms, Fake News, digitale Selbstvermessung sowie anderen populären, Jugend- und Subkulturen. Die theoretischen, methodologischen und empirischen Beiträge • befassen sich mit der Frage, was das transdisziplinäre Projekt der Cultural Studies zu leisten vermag angesichts aktueller gesellschaftspolitischer Entwicklungen wie z.B. Globalisierung und Populismus, • analysieren Filme und Populärkulturen als Seismografen gesellschaftlicher Transformationsprozesse, • fragen nach dem Eigensinn von Kultur und ihren sozialen Akteur*innen, • behandeln den Zusammenhang von soziokulturellen Dynamiken und gegenwärtigem Medienwandel (Digitalisierung, Datafizierung) und • diskutieren neue mediale Öffentlichkeiten und digitale Partizipationsformen. Damit würdigt der Band das Werk von Rainer Winter, das eine gesellschaftskritische Medien- und Kulturanalyse vertritt.

Real Fake by Menno van Doorn

Title Real Fake
Author Menno van Doorn
Publisher Uitgeverij kleine Uil
Release 2021-10-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages
ISBN 9493170691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Get on a rollercoaster of disinformation and media manipulation. From lying hieroglyphs to computer-generated influencers and the future of deepfakes. People have always felt the need to play with reality, but never before has it been so easy and believable as now. How do we keep a grip on the information society now that artificial intelligence is getting involved in the manipulation game? Unlike most books about fading realities, Real Fake looks beyond the doom scenarios. Using inspiring restoration stories and a new set of Reality Ethics, the authors of Real Fake outline a hopeful future for the playful human. "Real Fake educates, terrifies, and stimulates simultaneously. Nascent synthetic media technology has the potential to create mayhem or happiness for society -- the authors brilliantly paint a picture of how this battle will play out over the next ten years. And most interestingly, they predict the "democratization of creativity" -- how the new digital tools will unleash a dynamic and vital era of marketing, commerce, and art." George F. Colony, CEO, Forrester "As someone who has studied authenticity (real vs. fake) and the rise of digital technology (real vs. virtual), no one has intertwined these topics in as interesting, insightful, and indispensable a narrative as the authors of Real Fake. Digital technology is giving us something akin to superpowers. Will we use them to obliterate the distinctions between authenticity and inauthenticity, reality and virtuality, human and machine? Or will we find a path into a future that preserves what makes us human while ennobling our technology in service to our innate needs? Real Fake says yes." -- B. Joseph Pine II, co-author, The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money "An extremely authentic book!" Daisy Williams, virtual human

Tackling Deepfakes in European Policy by Mariëtte van Huijstee

Title Tackling Deepfakes in European Policy
Author Mariëtte van Huijstee
Publisher
Release 2021
Category
Total Pages 95
ISBN 9789284684007
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The emergence of a new generation of digitally manipulated media - also known as deepfakes - has generated substantial concerns about possible misuse. In response to these concerns, this report assesses the technical, societal and regulatory aspects of deepfakes. The rapid development and spread of deepfakes is taking place within the wider context of a changing media system. An assessment of the risks associated with deepfakes shows that they can be psychological, financial and societal in nature, and their impacts can range from the individual to the societal level. The report identifies five dimensions of the deepfake lifecycle that policy-makers could take into account to prevent and address the adverse impacts of deepfakes. The report includes policy options under each of the five dimensions, which could be incorporated into the AI legislative framework, the digital service act package and beyond. A combination of measures will likely be necessary to limit the risks of deepfakes, while harnessing their potential.

Title Detecting Deepfakes Using Emotional Irregularities
Author Anthony Francis Murray
Publisher
Release 2020
Category Biometric identification
Total Pages 46
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recent advances in deep learning have spawned a new class of media forgeries known as deepfakes, which typically consist of artificially generated human faces or voices. The creation and distribution of deepfakes raises many legal and ethical concerns. As a result, the ability to distinguish between deepfakes and authentic media is vital. Since deepfake generation methods are numerous and rapidly evolving, it is unrealistic to hope that a single method will be able to detect all deepfakes. Rather, a multiplicity of detection methods is needed, so that the burden of creating an undetectable deepfake becomes extremely high. While deepfakes can create plausible video and audio, it may be challenging for them to accurately synthesize high-level concepts such as emotion. Unnatural displays of emotion, as measured by valence and arousal, can provide important evidence that a video has been synthesized. In this work, we propose a novel method for detecting deepfakes of a human speaker using the emotion predicted from the face and voice. First, we train long short-term memory (LSTM) networks to predict emotion from low-level descriptors (LLDs) of audio and video of human speakers from the SEMAINE database. Then, we use the trained networks as feature extractors to extract sequences of valence and arousal from videos in a subset of the Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC) dataset. Finally, we classify the videos as authentic videos or deepfakes with high accuracy using features derived from the predicted emotion.