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“We are truly fucked.” That was Motherboard’s spot-on reaction to deep fake sex videos (realistic-looking videos that swap a person’s face into sex scenes actually involving other people). And that sleazy application is just the tip of the iceberg.
"Those types of efforts could increase if the intelligence community agrees to weigh in on deepfakes, said Danielle Citron, a privacy law expert at the University of Maryland and co-author of a new paper on the potential impact of deepfake technology.
"“This would hardly be the first time that a new technology with a lot of potential was first adopted by pornography,” Calo said. “You see that with the internet, with VHS, and if you did a little digging, you’d see that … there being this economic motivation, that often times technology do get to play early in pornography.”"
New software tools use artificial intelligence to create realistic-looking but fake videos of real people seeming to say and do things they never did. These so-called "deepfakes" will soon cause a number of problems for the courts, particularly when it comes to authenticating evidence in litigation. They may even undermine the justice system by eroding juries' belief in the knowability of what is real. Come discuss the implications of deepfakes for trial practice with CIS Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn.