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What are Deep Fakes ?

What are Deep Fakes ?

Deepfakes are hyper-realistic digital forgeries of human created using Generative AI.

They use the deep learning principles in the backend to learn from human expressions and voice to later imitate them to do what they have never done.

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Positive Impacts

Positive Impacts

  • In entertainment industry, deep fakes can be used to create amazing visual effects and also bring back legendary actors who passed away.
  • Artists and creators leverage deep fakes to try new content to play around with famous people in past to create an impact in art, education
  • Personalised marketing is done by engaging consumers by featuring familiar faces in advertising content.

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Negative impact

Negative impact

  • Political figures deep fakes are used to spread fake news and misinformation which is a serious threat to democracy
  • Deep fakes created without people‘s concern lead to privacy violations
  • They actively contribute to fraud by impersonating people in video calls and getting funds.

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How to fight deepfakes ?

How to fight deepfakes ?

Manual detection: one can detect visual deep fakes easily by observing features - inconsistent lighting or unnatural blinking

Using technology: AI can be used to detect deep fakes and there are good amount of companies in this space. Blockchain can also be used to digital authenticate

Awareness campaigns can empower individuals to critically evaluate the digital content they consume.

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The dual nature of deepfake technology poses a significant challenge: it can either benefit society or fuel nefarious agendas. Effective management requires responsible use, strong legal frameworks, and advanced detection method

CLOSING NOTE

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CURATED BY

rajaathota72

Serial Entrepreneur | AI ML and Blockchain

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