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Defending AI With AI: The AI-Enabled Solutions to Next-Gen Cyberthreats

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The intersection of AI and cybersecurity is a subject of growing concern in the industry, particularly on how AI can be used to mitigate attacks and neutralize threats. Many stakeholders are coming to terms with the fact that AI can be a force of evil too. According to BCG, over 90% of cybersecurity professionals in the US and Japan expect attackers to start using AI to launch attacks. And this is, in fact, becoming a reality already. AI presents big opportunities for cyber attackers, allowing them to increase attacks in terms of speed, volume, and sophistication to massive proportions.


The Double Exploitation of Deepfake Porn

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Over the past three years, celebrities have been appearing across social media in improbable scenarios. You may have recently caught a grinning Tom Cruise doing magic tricks with a coin or Nicolas Cage appearing as Lois Lane in Man of Steel. Most of us now recognize these clips as deepfakes--startlingly realistic videos created using artificial intelligence. In 2017, they began circulating on message boards like Reddit as altered videos from anonymous users; the term is a portmanteau of "deep learning"--the process used to train an algorithm to doctor a scene--and "fake." Deepfakes once required working knowledge of AI-enabled technology, but today, anyone can make their own using free software like FakeApp or Faceswap. All it takes is some sample footage and a large data set of photos (one reason celebrities are targeted is the easy availability of high-quality facial images) and the app can convincingly swap out one person's face for another's.


How to Spot a DeepFake in 2021

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I explain Artificial Intelligence terms and news to non-experts. Wondering about the best ways to spot a deepfake? In this video, learn about a breakthrough US Army technology that uses artificial intelligence to find deepfakes. Read the full article: https://www.louisbouchard.ai/spot-deepfakes While they seem like they've always been there, the very first realistic deepfake didn't appear It went from these first-ever resembling fake images automatically generated to today's How can we tell what's real from what isn't?


What are deepfakes and how are they made ? - Maglazana

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Deepfake technology is an evolving form of artificial intelligence that's adept at making you believe certain media is real, when in fact it's a compilation of doctored images and audio designed to fool you. A surge in what's known as "fake news" shows how deepfake videos can trick audiences into believing made-up stories. The term deepfake melds two words: deep and fake. It combines the concept of machine or deep learning with something that isn't real. Deepfakes are artificial images and sounds put together with machine-learning algorithms.


Fight Fire With Fire: Using Good AI To Combat Bad AI - Liwaiwai

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Real-world cases and expert opinions about the present and future of audio deepfakes and AI-powered fraud in particular and how to use AI to build a strong defense against malicious AI. John Dow, the CEO of an unnamed UK-based energy firm, once got a call from his boss that he wishes he'd never answered. Being confident he was talking to the CEO of the firm's German parent company, he followed the instruction to immediately transfer €220,000 (app. Having completed a transaction, John got another call from the boss confirming the reimbursement. However, he noticed that the purported reimbursement hadn't gone through, and the call had been made from an Austrian phone number.


New AI can make your favourite actors speak fluently in foreign languages

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We have all watched foreign films that have been dubbed and have laughed at how silly the actors look with the voice-over not matching their lips. Now, new deepfake technology has come to the surface that can dub films almost as if they were original. According to Arstechnica, the new technology is based on artificial intelligence and it could revolutionise how films will be translated into foreign languages. The tech is developed by a UK company called Flawless co-founded by director Scott Mann who says he was fed up with poor dubbing. "I remember just being devastated," he told Arstechnica.


New AI Can Make Your Favorite Actors Speak Fluently in Foreign Languages

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We have all watched foreign films that have been dubbed and have laughed at how silly the actors look with the voice-over not matching their lips. Now, new deepfake technology has come to the surface that can dub films almost as if they were original. According to Arstechnica, the new technology is based on artificial intelligence and it could revolutionize how films will be translated into foreign languages. The tech is developed by a UK company called Flawless co-founded by director Scott Mann who says he was fed up with poor dubbing. "I remember just being devastated," he told Arstechnica.


This AI Makes Robert De Niro Perform Lines in Flawless German

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New deepfake technology allows Robert De Niro to deliver his famous line from Taxi Driver in flawless German--with realistic lip movements and facial expressions. The AI software manipulates an actor's lips and facial expressions to make them convincingly match the speech of someone speaking the same lines in a different language. The artificial-intelligence-based tech could reshape the movie industry, in both alluring and troubling ways. The technology is related to deepfaking, which uses AI to paste one person's face onto someone else. It promises to allow directors to effectively reshoot movies in different languages, making foreign versions less jarring for audiences and more faithful to the original.


This AI Makes Robert De Niro Perform Lines in Flawless German

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New deepfake technology allows Robert De Niro to deliver his famous line from Taxi Driver in flawless German--with realistic lip movements and facial expressions. The AI software manipulates an actor's lips and facial expressions to make them convincingly match the speech of someone speaking the same lines in a different language. The artificial-intelligence-based tech could reshape the movie industry, in both alluring and troubling ways. The technology is related to deepfaking, which uses AI to paste one person's face onto someone else. It promises to allow directors to effectively reshoot movies in different languages, making foreign versions less jarring for audiences and more faithful to the original.


An Examination of Fairness of AI Models for Deepfake Detection

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Recent studies have demonstrated that deep learning models can discriminate based on protected classes like race and gender. In this work, we evaluate bias present in deepfake datasets and detection models across protected subgroups. Using facial datasets balanced by race and gender, we examine three popular deepfake detectors and find large disparities in predictive performances across races, with up to 10.7% difference in error rate between subgroups. A closer look reveals that the widely used FaceForensics++ dataset is overwhelmingly composed of Caucasian subjects, with the majority being female Caucasians. Our investigation of the racial distribution of deepfakes reveals that the methods used to create deepfakes as positive training signals tend to produce "irregular" faces - when a person's face is swapped onto another person of a different race or gender. This causes detectors to learn spurious correlations between the foreground faces and fakeness. Moreover, when detectors are trained with the Blended Image (BI) dataset from Face X-Rays, we find that those detectors develop systematic discrimination towards certain racial subgroups, primarily female Asians.