Google AI Blog | Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research

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Like any transformative technology, this has created new challenges. So-called "deepfakes"—produced by deep generative models that can manipulate video and audio clips—are one of these. Since their first appearance in late 2017, many open-source deepfake generation methods have emerged, leading to a growing number of synthesized media clips. While many are likely intended to be humorous, others could be harmful to individuals and society.

Google is investing in / hoping that 2020 will not be the election year where deepfakes make a big splash. We will see—I'm not sure that detecting a deepfake actually mitigates much of its impact. False rumors didn't just stop spreading on the internet because of Snopes.

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