Explains the concept of deepfakes, which are AI-powered videos that can make a person appear to be doing or saying something they never actually did. The video also discusses the concerns raised by the increasing accessibility of deepfake videos and their potential use in spreading disinformation and private attacks. While there have been instances in other countries of deepfakes being used for political purposes and spreading fake news, the speaker argues that the polarized environment in India makes it difficult for people to be convinced of disinformation presented in the form of a deepfake. However, there is a bigger concern in India related to revenge pornography, where people can use deepfake videos to embarrass or shame individuals. To detect deepfakes, software such as Intel Labs’ “Fake Catcher” is being developed. The speaker urges people to question the authenticity of everything they see and wait for enough evidence before accepting something as true.
Deep fakes, a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” represent a sophisticated application of artificial intelligence that has stirred both curiosity and concern. This AI-powered technology enables the creation of hyper-realistic, manipulated videos and audio recordings that can convincingly depict individuals saying or doing things they never did. As we delve into the world of deep fakes, it becomes evident that the implications of this technology are far-reaching, extending from entertainment and art to disinformation and privacy concerns.