Deep Fakes: A Disturbing New Trend in A.I

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/deep-fakes-disturbing-trend/

If you haven’t heard of “deep fakes” yet, you probably will soon (along with nude fakes, fake porn, and other disturbing uses of the technology). This new development in artificial intelligence uses deep learning techniques to create fake, computer-generated images and videos of real people. It goes far beyond airbrushing, photoshopping, or traditional video editing software. By using real subjects, deep fakes can simulate real human movement and facial expressions. The technology is getting better every day, and it’s already to the point where it can be hard to tell the difference between an authentic video and a deep fake.…