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    It's been fascinating to watch the progress, but it's going to cause so many problems.


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    combination of deep fake technology and huge swathes of people consuming their media entirely through social media is definitely a perfect storm waiting to happen. I can imagine the tech being abused to fuck with democracies in developing countries very effectively.

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    Pretty sure the technology behind the faceapp ageing thing that has suddenly gone viral is based on the same stuff, machine learning, neural networks. If you keep running your face through it reminds me of the feeling Google's 'deep dream' gives you, each thing being intensified and exaggerated with pattern recognition until it's something totally new, close to a certain way you can trip which is why its kind of creepy imo, hacking our perception of reality.

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    Was listening to a podcast today and they said it could be used the opposite way around as well. Legit video evidence of say, Hillary Clinton doing unthinkable things could easily be written off as fake. Weird times a comin' das fo sho
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    Quote Originally Posted by muser View Post
    combination of deep fake technology and huge swathes of people consuming their media entirely through social media is definitely a perfect storm waiting to happen. I can imagine the tech being abused to fuck with democracies in developing countries very effectively.
    True, but why only developing countries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    True, but why only developing countries?
    I say that because more people are going to be unaware of the technology, even more people are likely to only use social media to get their information (Myanmar being an example where essentially Facebook is the internet for most) and there will be less access to the tech to check if something has been artificially generated .

    I don't know if we could ever get to a place where it would be impossible to disprove a deep fake but who knows. Regardless I guess it's main power will be in small things planting seeds online as opposed to creating scandals.

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    Well think about this, the ones we've seen so far have all been homebrews. Imagine a couplea years down the line with a professional cgi artist making it. Combined with the deepfake vocal tech where they can sample your voice, I'm pretty sure they could concoct some hard to discern stuff. That shining vid in the OP is already leaps and bounds above the original ones that came out. Time will tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattycakes_ View Post
    Well think about this, the ones we've seen so far have all been homebrews. Imagine a couplea years down the line with a professional cgi artist making it. Combined with the deepfake vocal tech where they can sample your voice, I'm pretty sure they could concoct some hard to discern stuff. That shining vid in the OP is already leaps and bounds above the original ones that came out. Time will tell
    fair point, reading this is a touch sobering https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/27/1...they-ever-work

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