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How Deepfakes Scramble Our Sense of True and False

How Deepfakes Scramble Our Sense of True and False

“Are you in a precarious situation? … You sound like you can’t talk.” Karah Preiss’ cousin Leslie accused her of being sleepy and distracted and eventually hung up, but didn’t guess the truth. Preiss had placed the call using a software clone of her voice made to demonstrate artificial intelligence’s ability to deceive.Preiss relates her…
An optimistic view of deepfakes

An optimistic view of deepfakes

Sunny Dhillon Contributor More posts by this contributor Deepfakes are having a moment. Their dangers are becoming more known and understood. The media is rife with articles detailing the speed at which the technology has grown in sophistication and become more accessible, as well as the risks involved. Good. The negative implications of deepfakes are…
Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They’re Multiplying Fast

Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They’re Multiplying Fast

In November 2017, a Reddit account called deepfakes posted pornographic clips made with software that pasted the faces of Hollywood actresses over those of the real performers. Nearly two years later, deepfake is a generic noun for video manipulated or fabricated with artificial intelligence software. The technique has drawn laughs on YouTube, along with concern…

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Google is developing a ‘heavy ad’ blocker for Chrome [Gallery] –...

While ads essentially fund the internet as we know it today, sometimes they can create some of the worst experiences that the web has to offer. Google is working on a way for Chrome to automatically block some “heavy ads” on the web, that tend to slow down our browsers. Google has been back and…

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