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"Deepfakes" - AI-generated Fake Media - Donald Shared "Cheapfake" Nancy Pelosi Video

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Post by Orlylicious » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:47 am

Orlylicious wrote:
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I think all of Trump's public remarks should be interspersed with 5 seconds of pictures of a projector at the end of every claim he makes about anyone else. One of his tells is when he repeats a claim several times, makes claims about someone else or adds one of his m reassuring ''believe me'', ''I keep hearing'' or ''people are saying''.
I've been thinking of this, with a twist... everything Donald says is projection, it's what he himself is doing or scheming or screwing someone over with. So when he says xxx did yyy, he means he did it. There are lots of wild technologies now, they are starting to call possible bogus content "deep fakes". Literally it's possible to take Donald's SOTU and fix all the projection, just have him say "I failed" or "I'm not taking America's security seriously" or "Everything the GOP did on Benghazi etc was a Witch Hunt". The edits would be quite easy. Some enterprising kid should do a minute or two, it would go viral. 8-) (However, the issue of "deep fakes" is truly serious and we'll end up with a topic on it I reckon).
Time for a topic because it's happening quickly. From Axios:
Deepfakes go bigger
Kaveh Waddell 20 hours ago

Researchers have broadened the controversial technology called "deepfakes" — AI-generated media that experts fear could roil coming elections by convincingly depicting people saying or doing things they never did. Driving the news: A new computer program, created at OpenAI, the San Francisco AI lab, is the latest front in deepfakes, producing remarkably human-sounding prose that opens the prospect of fake news circulated at industrial scale.

As we have previously reported, existing technology can already create fake video, audio, and images — AI forgeries that together could transform the misinformation industry. Details: The new OpenAI program is like a supercharged autocomplete — a system like Google uses to guess the next words in your search, except for whole blocks of text. Write the first sentence of a sci-fi story and the computer does the rest. Begin a news article and the computer completes it.

The quality varies. Sometimes, the text is a bit confused — but when it gets it right, the results are stunning. It has enormous potential for fiction or screenwriting. (See bonus item below.) But it could also be used for dystopian ends — huge, coordinated onslaughts of racist invective, fake news stories and made-up Amazon reviews. "There are probably amazingly imaginative malicious things you could do with this technology," says Kristian Hammond, a Northwestern professor and CEO of AI company Narrative Science.

Why OpenAI created the program: The lab says it aims to create a general model for language — a program that can do what humans can (speak, understand, summarize, answer questions and translate) without being specifically trained to do each. In terms of what can go wrong, this is ultimately a dual-use question — AI researchers are working on this technology for one reason, but bad players can use it for another. "I think you have to ask yourself what systems like this might be capable of in several years," says Jack Clark, OpenAI's policy director. The quality of the program's writing is likely to keep improving as more data and computing power is added to the mix, he says. How it works: The program "writes" by choosing the best next word based on both the human-written prompt and an enormous database of text it has read on the internet.
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The big question: How dangerous are text deepfakes? AI-generated images have reached a level where they're often indistinguishable from real photographs. That's not true for generated text, which can sometimes be incoherent. One new door that AI-generated text opens: "Conversational," rather than "broadcast" deepfakes, says Aviv Ovadya, a misinformation researcher who founded the non-profit Thoughtful Technology Project. It could be used to influence people one-on-one on a massive scale, rather than distributing a small number of forgeries widely.

Go deeper: AI wrote this story: https://www.axios.com/ai-wrote-this-sto ... 91b0a.html
https://www.axios.com/deepfakes-go-bigg ... e8db1.html


Can def see the Russians and/or the RW trolls rolling these out near an election to confuse people. When will the first truly weaponized deepfake be dropped and to what end?
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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:57 am

Orlylicious wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:47 am
► Show Spoiler
Time for a topic because it's happening quickly. From Axios:
Deepfakes go bigger
Kaveh Waddell 20 hours ago

Researchers have broadened the controversial technology called "deepfakes" — AI-generated media that experts fear could roil coming elections by convincingly depicting people saying or doing things they never did. Driving the news: A new computer program, created at OpenAI, the San Francisco AI lab, is the latest front in deepfakes, producing remarkably human-sounding prose that opens the prospect of fake news circulated at industrial scale.
► Show Spoiler
Go deeper: AI wrote this story: https://www.axios.com/ai-wrote-this-sto ... 91b0a.html
https://www.axios.com/deepfakes-go-bigg ... e8db1.html


Can def see the Russians and/or the RW trolls rolling these out near an election to confuse people. When will the first truly weaponized deepfake be dropped and to what end?
Text analysis has for quite a time been available and is used in science to attribute old works to authors of same ages. Programs have been made to play back statistical relevant in dictionary and semantics to looks similar to authors.

New AI algorithms just need to create subjects known to specific individuals and intended time of scandal, skew them to likeness of a target speaker or writer and have existing text analysis tweaked it to them.

Internet "memory" and trusted archives, both electronic and paper (or digitized paper), will be become more important to uncover "deep fake news".

One can expect that a new profession of hackers will turn up with the intent of falsifying those electronic memories.

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:36 pm

Klein ISD student's fake news post claiming school administrator's arrest goes viral

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A Klein ISD student apparently took an assignment on fake news a little too far.

According to a statement form Klein ISD, as part of the district's digital citizenship curriculum, some high school students were instructed to illustrate the effect of fake news by creating a false story. A bogus news report about one administrator in legal trouble -- appearing to come from a legitimate news source -- popped up on Snapchat on Tuesday.

"One student created a fake post outside of the scope of the lesson about one of our administrators which has been shared repeatedly online," according to a Klein ISD statement sent to parents Tuesday evening. "This post is NOT TRUE."
Fear we may see an epidemic of this sort of thing. :(
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Post by Bill_G » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:19 pm

Ugh!

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Post by Foggy » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:55 pm

Welcome to the future! :bighug:
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Post by Judge Roy Bean » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 pm

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Post by Orlylicious » Fri May 24, 2019 9:04 pm

This is gravely serious, this was our first really big national deepfake moment and there should be a bipartisan commission immediately to figure out how to handle this, it's bigger than any one company or platform.

To see where this is going, check this out, it's a deepfake of President Obama! He calls Donald a dipshit.
Watch Jordan Peele use AI to make Barack Obama deliver a PSA about fake news
By James Vincent Apr 17, 2018, 1:14pm EDT

What does the future of fake news look like? No one really knows, but here’s a little sampler from Jordan Peele and BuzzFeed, who teamed up to make the above PSA. Using some of the latest AI techniques, Peele ventriloquizes Barack Obama, having him voice his opinion on Black Panther (“Killmonger was right”) and call President Donald Trump “a total and complete dipshit.”

The video was made by Peele’s production company using a combination of old and new technology: Adobe After Effects and the AI face-swapping tool FakeApp. The latter is the most prominent example of how AI can facilitate the creation of photorealistic fake videos. It started life on Reddit as a tool for making fake celebrity porn, but it has since become a worrying symbol of the power of AI to generate misinformation and fake news.

Yes, we’ve had software to create fakes for a while, but AI makes the whole process easier. Researchers have developed tools that let you perform face swaps like the one above in real time; Adobe is creating a “Photoshop for audio” that lets you edit dialogue as easily as a photo; and a Canadian startup named Lyrebird offers a service that lets you fake someone else’s voice with just a few minutes of audio. Technologist Aviv Ovadya summed up the fears created by this tech, asking BuzzFeed News, “What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?”

Scientists are currently creating tools that can spot AI fakes, but at the moment, the best shield against this sort of misinformation is instilling everyone with a little more media savvy. If you see a provocative video, you should ask yourself: where does this come from? Have other outlets corroborated it? Does it even look real? In the case of AI-generated videos, you can usually see that they’re fake by telltale signs of distortion and blurring.




Facebook's rep just blew it with Anderson Cooper, they've kept the Pelosi video up and think it's enough to tag it. They want content to be "accurate" and if not, they will post notice if it's not. She said if there's danger of violence or imminent harm that's different. I don't agree with that but enforcement is incredibly difficult.

You can be sure a lot of electeds are now aware of this issue, it can happen to anyone and it's extremely dangerous with the way the right wing/alt right ecosystem works. But what to do about it? How do you balance freedom of speech with the lightning fast ability to ruin someones life, swing an election, or misinform millions of people? Can't even really tag legit content because they'll just use the watermarks. I'm going to try not to think about this because the potential damage is extraordinary, that Donald himself tweeted a fake clip of the Speaker of the House should be a crime if it isn't.
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Post by Jeffrey » Sat May 25, 2019 7:50 pm

Probably being obtuse here but isn’t the clip “slowed down”? That’s not fake and I’m pretty sure that’s been a tactic for decades in political ads. Doesn’t qualify as a deep fake in either case. You can do it with analog devices by slowing the tape down.

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Post by Orlylicious » Sun May 26, 2019 4:26 am

Good point Jeffrey, it's not a deepfake, it's slowed down and edited. We don't have a "Doctored Videos" category so thought to post it here. Just concerned we'll see more of these inaccurate videos and memes and they will spread so quickly with so many happening people won't know what's real.
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Post by Foggy » Sun May 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Didn't I read that it was slowed down AND the pitch of her voice was altered? I think it was a little more than just slowing the video down. :geek:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 30, 2019 11:09 am

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... eo/590233/

For Nancy Pelosi, This Is All Just Déjà Vu
The doctored videos shared by President Trump and Rudy Giuliani are merely a new twist on a very old line of attack from Republicans.


All along, Pelosi’s allies have argued that broad political dynamics—the state of the economy, for example, or the popularity of the president—determine the Democratic Party’s fate much more than her weathered public image. She’s a superlative fundraiser, a chief party strategist, and its occasional messenger, but only in her home district in San Francisco is she actually on the ballot. The year 2018 seemed to be a validation of that argument: The GOP once again made her the centerpiece of its campaign, jittery Democrats worried that she would cost them the House by not stepping down, and yet, come November, the party had won a landslide victory, and she had turned aside another revolt to become speaker for a second time. And her clashes with Trump have made her more popular with the public; her favorable rating, while still under 50 percent, is the highest it has been in years.

That Pelosi has gotten under Trump’s skin is without dispute. Just as years’ worth of GOP attacks on her have carried the ring of sexism, she has deliberately needled the president’s machismo with leaked private remarks about his “manhood” and ruminations about his “lack of confidence.” On Thursday, she went further in questioning Trump’s stability in describing the “temper tantrum” he had when he stormed out of a meeting with Democratic leaders for a second time. “I pray for the president of the United States,” Pelosi told reporters. “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”

The doctored videos followed hours later, a digital conservative cavalry swooping in to back up Trump’s taunt. Asked to respond to the videos, a Pelosi spokesman referred to her tweeted reply to Trump: “When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential,” she wrote, “I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues.” The spokesman also noted that Pelosi does not drink (a preference she happens to share with Trump), that sexist attacks strengthen her hand politically within her own caucus, and that the GOP’s strategy of attacking her in the 2018 midterms worked so well that she ended up becoming speaker again.
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Post by Orlylicious » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 am

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Deepfakes are dangerous — and they target a huge weakness
Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she were drunkenly slurring her words, spread rapidly across social media. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
By Editorial Board June 16 at 7:16 PM

DEEPFAKES ARE dangerous — not only the synthetic videos themselves but also the way they promise to blur reality in a country where facts are already up for debate.

Congress held a hearing last week on a development that researchers are concerned could become the next front in our disinformation wars: Deepfake technology allows legitimate creators and malicious actors alike to forge lifelike footage of any figure they please, and it is getting better, fast. A distorted clip of a “drunk” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), more “cheapfake” than deepfake, showed last month how even rudimentary manipulation can fool its way into virality. Imagine similar stunts, but more of them and more convincing, in the hands of adversaries who have already proved themselves eager to sow discord.

This is a real threat. For now, though, that is mostly all it is: a threat. Reports of possible political deepfakes exist abroad, yet here the technology appears primarily in the world of online pornography. It’s difficult to know how to regulate something that has not happened yet, which is why lawmakers should focus first on investigating how they might enforce existing copyright, defamation and harassment law to attack the most sinister deepfakes. Reaching further in an attempt to ban a specific technology risks stepping on online posts from, say, political parodists. And telling platforms they will be liable for damaging deepfakes they fail to remove could end up outsourcing similar censorship to them.

These risks are a reminder of pitfalls we have already witnessed in the fight over false content. Legitimate concerns about misleading the public have been co-opted into cries of “fake news” by President Trump and others determined to discredit the media. Worse still, authoritarian leaders have used those worries and the regulation they have prompted as an excuse to suppress speech they don’t like. Already, Mr. Trump has suggested that the “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he bragged about assaulting women, was doctored. Experts on the deepfake phenomenon have coined a term to describe this harm created by both the proliferation of doctored videos and the panic surrounding it: the liar’s dividend.

Deepfakes may just be the most technologically advanced manifestation of a much bigger problem. Trust is eroding, social media is accelerating the disintegration by allowing lies to spread at unseen speeds, and the leader of this country is joining our enemies in taking advantage of it. Government should invest in developing technology to detect deepfakes, and it should push platforms to do the same, as well as to label content that impersonates people in a manner invisible to the human eye. The task is to get ready without getting hysterical. That helps only the liars, after all.
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Post by Orlylicious » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:26 pm

... DARPA to the rescue...

Tim Mak Verified account @timkmak

NEW: Computer scientists from USC have developed a method of detecting deep fakes with 96% accuracy.

It uses AI to detect inconsistencies between existing real videos of the subject and test cases.

Project was funded by DARPA.

12:01 PM - 20 Jun 2019

Previous methods of detecting deep fakes used 'frame by frame' analysis to detect manipulation.

Using verified videos+AI, this method looks for inconsistencies in facial motion.

If this takes off, you can imagine people will begin to be guarded about real videos of themselves

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:38 pm



The creator of this video changed Jake Nicolson into Jim Carrey using Deep Fake AI technology. :o Now actors can appear in movies without ever being on the set. ;)

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