Full Frontal Nerdity
- Sep 19, 2018
- SL Rez
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- Nov 2003
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I would say that they are less concerned about those naturally drawn to conspiracy bullshit, and more about the more rational sector of society.How are they going to fix people believing what they see and hear? Does the plan include public education? Or does the Pentagon staff seriously believe they can provide a technological solution for this purely social problem?
Yep I agree. The ability to detect and definitively state for the record that a video is a deepfake, is sufficient for the historical record and for the sane people. Conspiradorks never needed the existence of deepfakes to justify rejecting video evidence before, so they don't really matter.I would say that they are less concerned about those naturally drawn to conspiracy bullshit, and more about the more rational sector of society.
You know.....this is a very good point. If government or media sources are able to confirm and announce the Pee Tape is a fake, Fox News and other sources which would be beating their chests over that, solidly acknowledging the fact that deepfake-detection is legitimate. It would make it extremely difficult for them to later try and cast doubt on the efficacy of deepfake-detection when it exonerates people they politically oppose.I say MAKE the pee tape!
Think of it ... the people who would be most likely to believe it if it were someone else ... Trumpinistas ... would get a very cogent lesson they may actually apply to subsequent deep fakes. "Gee, I'd like to believe that, but ya, remember that fake Trump tape...".
It's sort of a potential sordid Nixon-to-China moment.
Yeah especially "deepfake porn". I've only seen a couple of clips of these but it's always where you'd never even wonder for a moment whether it might be real. It's basically like Clutch Cargo, but with their whole faces.
The article linked in the OP includes the chance to try to identify some deepfakes. I got all 4 correct. Some were obvious, some more subtle.
I am sure fakers will get better over time. For example, they are targeting public images. Which has people wearing makeup, perfectly manicured nails, and so on. In private there would be all sorts of imperfections.