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Sentinel loads up with $1.35M in the deepfake detection arms race

Estonia-based Sentinel, which is developing a detection platform for identifying synthesized media (aka deepfakes), has closed a $1.35 million seed round from some seasoned angle investors — including Jaan Tallinn (Skype), Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise), Ragnar Sass & Martin Henk (Pipedrive) — and Baltics early stage VC firm, United Angels VC. The challenge of building tools to detect deepfakes has been likened to an arms race — most recently by tech giant Microsoft, which earlier this month lau...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Media, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Tech, European Union, Joe Biden, Artificial Intelligence, Nato


Microsoft has launched new deepfake-detecting tech ahead of the 2020 election

Microsoft wants to head off disinformation ahead of the 2020 election. Getty Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of Microsoft Video Authenticator, a tool designed to spot when videos have been manipulated using deepfake technology.Deepfakes are typically videos that have been altered using AI software, often to replace one person's face with another, or to change the movement of a person's mouth to make it look like they said something they didn't.Microsoft said it's inevitable deepfa...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Tech Insider, Deepfake, Deepfakes, Isobel Asher Hamilton, 2020 Presidential Election, Manipulated Media, Getty Microsoft


Deepfaked DeNiro looks more convincing than The Irishman's award-winning CG

Barely a year-on from the award-winning "de-aged" Robert DeNiro of The Irishman, it seems clear that deepfaking it creates a superior result—one so good it not only shows how the original effort fell short, but what it is about age that simply cannot be smoothed away. Deepfake the whole thing release it on pirate bay! I figure that the improvement here over older deepfakes is that the replacement face is matched better to the underlying physiognomy; deepfakes tend to swim or slide around ...
Tags: Video, Hollywood, News, Peter Cushing, Robert DeNiro, Deepfake, Deepfakes, Deepfaked DeNiro


Deepfaked DeNiro looks more convincing than The Irishman's award-winning CGI

Barely a year-on from the award-winning "de-aged" Robert DeNiro of The Irishman, it seems clear that deepfaking it creates a superior result—one so good it not only shows how the original effort fell short, but what it is about age that simply cannot be smoothed away. Deepfake the whole thing release it on pirate bay! I figure that the improvement here over older deepfakes is that the replacement face is matched better to the underlying physiognomy; deepfakes tend to swim or slide around ...
Tags: Video, News, Robert DeNiro, Deepfake, Deepfakes, Deepfaked DeNiro


Microsoft Releases Deepfake Detection Tool Ahead of Election

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Microsoft is releasing new technology to fight "deepfakes" that can be used to spread false information ahead of the U.S. election. "Microsoft Video Authenticator" analyzes videos and photos and provides a score indicating the chance that they're manipulated, the company said. Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to alter videos or audio to make someone appear to do or say something they didn't. Microsoft's tool aims to identify videos that ha...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Bloomberg, Deepfakes


Microsoft announces new software to combat deepfakes

The company announced new "Video Authentication" software to detect fake media
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Social Media, US Election, Deepfake, Deepfakes


The REFACE App Has Turned Me Into Narcissus

If you’ve ever wanted to know what your face would look like carelessly pasted over Jason Momoa or Cardi B’s bone structure, a new app will let you do that. REFACE maps and plasters your face onto another, an innovation that surely had noble intentions but has instead served to create some truly eldritch horrors.…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Jason Momoa, Reface, Cardi, Deepfakes


An alternate history of the moon landing, brought to you by deepfakes

One small step for A.I. One giant change for human history
Tags: Space, Trends, Features, Mit, Deepfakes


Researchers have found a new way to spot the latest deepfakes

New technique looks for invisible artifacts in images
Tags: News, Trends, Machine Learning, Ai, Deepfakes


Disney's Developed Movie-Quality Face-Swapping Technology That Promises to Change Filmmaking

In a few short years, neural-network-powered automated face swaps have gone from being mildly convincing to eerily believable. But through new research from Disney, neural face-swapping is poised to become a legitimate and high-quality tool for visual effects studios working on Hollywood blockbusters.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Disney, Research, Visual Effects, Disney Research, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Eth Zurich, Deepfakes


Results from Facebook’s Deepfake Detection Challenge show how difficult it is to detect deepfake videos

The winning algorithm of Facebook’s Deepfake Detection Challenge was able to spot “challenging real world examples” of deepfakes with an unimpressive average accuracy of 65.18%, the company announced on June 12. In fact, none of the participants in the contest, which included leading experts from around the globe, could achieve an average precision rate of 70% on a private dataset that wasn’t shared with them earlier. Deepfake videos are highly convincing AI-generated videos of real people and e...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services, Facebook Facebook, Kaggle, Mike Schroepfer Facebook, Deepfake, Deepfakes, Rana Ayyub, Deepfake Detection Challenge, Selim Seferbekov


Facebook’s ‘Deepfake Detection Challenge’ yields promising early results

The digitally face-swapped videos known as deepfakes aren’t going anywhere, but if platforms want to be able to keep an eye on them, they need to find them first. Doing so was the object of Facebook’s “Deepfake Detection Challenge,” launched last year. After months of competition the winners have emerged, and they’re… better than guessing. It’s a start! Since their emergence in the last year or two, deepfakes have advanced from niche toy created for AI conferences to easily downloaded softwar...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Given Facebook, Facebook CTO, Deepfakes, Deepfake Detection Challenge, Schropfer


These amazing audio deepfakes showcase the progress of A.I. speech synthesis

Deepfake technology is taking us to strange new places
Tags: News, Trends, Deepfake, Deepfakes


These amazing audio deepfakes showcase progress of A.I. speech synthesis

The technology is taking us to strange new places
Tags: News, Trends, Deepfakes


Jim Carrey stars in... The Shining

"Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn't it?" Deepfake auteur Ctrl Shift Face presents Jim Carrey in... The Shining. (Thanks, Jeff Cross!)
Tags: Videos, Video, News, Jim Carrey, Deepfakes, Ctrl Shift Face, Here's Jimmy, Lloyd Little


New Google Play policies to cut down on ‘fleeceware,’ deepfakes, and unnecessary location tracking

Google is today announcing a series of policy changes aimed at eliminating untrustworthy apps from its Android app marketplace, the Google Play store. The changes are meant to give users more control over how their data is used, tighten subscription policies and help prevent deceptive apps and media — including those involving deepfakes — from becoming available on the Google Play Store. Background Location The first of these new policies is focused on the location tracking permissions requested...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Privacy, Tech, Developers, Android Apps, Play Store, Location, Subscriptions, Facebook Twitter, Play Store Google, Deepfakes


Faking It (Again): There’s More Than Meets The Eye With Deepfake Audio

In this political season it is easy to see how such deepfakes may be used.
Tags: Technology, Law, Tom Kulik, Deepfakes


Computer generated JFK gives the 'Darth Plagueis the wise' speech

After having a computer study the speech patterns of an American President famed for his public speaking one naturally has it recite Palpatine? Alan Watts would be more fun.
Tags: Star Wars, Video, News, Jfk, Palpatine, Alan Watts, Darth Plagueis, Deepfakes


This VFX Team Made a Tupac Deepfake to Rap with Snoop Dogg

I’m going to go ahead and file that under “headlines I never imagined I’d be writing in 2020.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Tupac, Ai, Neural Networks, Snoop Dogg, 2pac, Deepfakes


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk star in Star Trek deepfake

Amusing yet unsettling and increasingly smooth, the deepfakes keep coming. Here's Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's faces superimposed onto Star Trek's original 1965 pilot episode by, with Bezos as the Talosian magistrate and Musk as Christopher Pike. It's by TheFakening, one of YouTube's deepfake masters. In the not too distant future Elon Musk will save us from the captivity of Jeff Bezos' Amazon illusion.
Tags: Video, Elon Musk, News, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Deepfakes, Christopher Pike


This Office Space Meets The Matrix Deepfake Deserves a Theatrical Release

The deepfake hits just keep on coming. Following an excellent reimagining of Back to the Future where Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox are replaced with Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland, another talented deepfaker has put Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving into Office Space, creating the fourth Matrix film we really…Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Downey Jr, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Keanu Reeves, Neural Networks, Michael J Fox, The Matrix, Office Space, Tom Holland, Christopher Lloyd, Hugo Weaving, Deepfakes


This Unsettlingly Accurate Deepfake Casts Tom Holland and Robert Downey, Jr. in Back to the Future

Deepfake technology continues to weird me out. It seems just a matter of time until it changes how we experience visual media. These just look so damn persuasive, and I have to imagine they’re only going to get better. Or worse, depending on how you look at it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Downey Jr, Back To The Future, Tom Holland, Deepfakes


Deepfakes, videos manipulated by face-swapping technology, are showing up on the wildly popular 60-second video app TikTok

Deepfakes, a type of face-swapping technology, is showing up on the wildly popular 60-second video app TikTok. The short-form video app TikTok, popular among Generation Z, is owned by the Chinese internet company ByteDance.  Users of the app are inserting their face, and faces of popular TV characters like Michael Scott from The Office, into videos that feature someone else. A deepfake is a video manipulated with artificial intelligence to show something that isn't real. This technology has ra...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Office, Trends, Connecticut, Nancy Pelosi, Ken Burns, Salina, Charli, Michael Scott, Jesse Richards, Deepfakes, Tiktok, Bytedance TikTok, Salinakilla, Charli D Amelio


Twitter will remove manipulated media that is shared ‘deceptively’, poses ‘serious harm’

Twitter “may” label tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media, including videos, audio and images, and will remove such content, if they are “deceptively shared,” and pose “serious harm”, the company said on February 4. This process will begin from March 5, 2020. According to a video shared by Twitter Safety, users will be able to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Misinformation, Fake News, Deepfakes


Twitter moves to ban deepfakes that ’cause harm’ ahead of 2020 election

Twitter announced a new policy banning manipulated media — namely deepfakes — that could be seen as harmful.
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Emerging Tech, Twitter Policy, Deepfake, Deepfakes


YouTube will remove election-related manipulated videos ahead of US elections

As the United States of America prepares for the 2020 Presidential elections, YouTube reiterated that it would remove “technically manipulated or doctored” videos, as well as content that tries to mislead people about voting and census issues, like when and where to vote. Channels that attempt to impersonate another person or channel, misrepresent their country of […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Youtube, US, Policy, Misinformation, United States of America, Fake News, Deepfakes


Alphabet CEO Sides With EU on Facial-Recognition Tech Moratorium, But Microsoft Isn't Convinced

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently came out in support of a European Union proposal for instating a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology until officials beef up privacy regulations.Read more...
Tags: Google, Europe, Science, Microsoft, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Regulation, Ai, Facial Recognition, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Privacy And Security, Facial Recognition Tech, Deepfakes


Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns of dangers of A.I. and calls for more regulation

He suggests Google should be a "helpful and engaged partner" to regulators, though he doesn't offer specifics.
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Trends, Web, Computing, Ai, Facial Recognition, Sundar Pichai, Deepfakes


California Bill Aims To Further Criminalize Wrongful Use Of “Deepfakes”

SACRAMENTO (CBS13)  — Months after Gov. Gavin Newsom banned the use of political “deepfakes” during an election, a new bill is being introduced to further expand the ban of wrongful deceptive media outside of election season. Assemblymember Tim Grayson introduced AB 1903 on Wednesday which aims to further criminalize the wrongful use of deepfakes in California. If approved, AB 1903 would define a deepfake as a recording that has been created or altered in a manner that it would falsely appear to...
Tags: Australia, California, California News, Sacramento, University Of California, Gavin Newsom, Grayson, Deepfakes, AB 1903


Bill Aims To Further Criminalize Wrongful Use Of “Deepfakes”

SACRAMENTO (CBS13)  — Months after Gov. Gavin Newsom banned the use of political “deepfakes” during an election, a new bill is being introduced to further expand the ban of wrongful deceptive media outside of election season. Assemblymember Tim Grayson introduced AB 1903 on Wednesday which aims to further criminalize the wrongful use of deepfakes in California. If approved, AB 1903 would define a deepfake as a recording that has been created or altered in a manner that it would falsely appear to...
Tags: Australia, California, California News, Sacramento, University Of California, Gavin Newsom, Grayson, Deepfakes, AB 1903