Deep fakery

June 15, 2020 — June 15, 2020

collective knowledge
game theory
incentive mechanisms
machine learning
neural nets
photon choreography

There is little to see here. I am not a researcher in deep video fakes (although I have a research interest in audio fakes), but I like to keep abreast of the influences on the cost curve of reality faking to muse about what this will mean for our future societies’ agreements on facts.

Deep fakes will obviously become ubiquitous in weaponised social media; The question is for whom and how and will we respond? And will we do anything cool with this technology.

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Early motions: Sarah Thompson, Fake Faces: People Who Do Not Exist Invade Facebook To Influence 2020 Elections is an interesting bit of meta analysis on Lead Stories.