Doug Vining Computers learning to deceive

With software built on deep learning platforms, you can make someone say exactly what you want in a way that is nearly indistinguishable from reality - in a video. I essence, the computer learns how that person speaks, and how they move their face while speaking, from actual video footage. Then you instruct the software to re-enact something you've written and performed, and it will be mapped onto the person's voice and face, giving you a completely FAKE talking-head video, that looks and sounds just like the real thing.

This is big news, because one can just imagine how propaganda and influencing public opinion will be taken to an entirely new level, and the consequences for trust and security. Read this article to see how it's done.
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Posted: 20 February 2017 at 10:32

Doug Vining Computers learning to deceive

The End of Truth is nigh! The Economist reports on how easily a computer program can generate a video recording of something (an interview) that never happened:
https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21724370-generating-convincing-audio-and-video-fake-events-fake-news-you-aint-seen?
Posted: 4 July 2017 at 13:13

Doug Vining Saying goodbye to fake news

Is this the end of fake news, or is it the beginning or something much worse: sanitized news, approved by those who want to control what we see, hear and consume, perhaps even think?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Saying goodbye to fake news") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=1e091e1f-3cac-424e-bd07-2d8939915e0d
Posted: 26 April 2017 at 13:25
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