US lawmakers warn spy chief that ‘deep fakes’ are a national security threat

What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: Now they’re a reality, thanks to modern computing power and the power to instantly share it on the world’s social stage. But U.S. lawmakers are worried that these faked videos could be used […] [Read More]

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But U.S. lawmakers are worried that these faked videos could be used by the enemy to harm national security.
Unsurprisingly, one of the first uses of deep fake videos was for porn — by superimposing faces onto others.
“Deep fakes could become a potent tool for hostile powers seeking to spread misinformation,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in a letter to Dan Coats, director of national intelligence.
Now, instead of false and misleading news, it is fake videos of politicians throwing shade at their rivals — or worse.
Take this deep fake video — created by BuzzFeed News of what appears to be former President Obama calling President Trump a “dipshit” — to show how easy it is.

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A new security threat: “deep fakes”, or digitally manipulated videos which, using existing footage mixed with Artificial Intelligence, can be made to look like the real thing. #AI #Trend

Source: Techcrunch