Deepfake Applications

Deepfake technology is developing rapidly. In the past few months, I have become increasingly concerned about the threat posed to privacy, security, and trust in digital media.

What is Deepfake?

Sophisticated AI-based face-swapping technology has made it possible to create convincing fake videos of real people saying and doing things they never said or did. These deepfakes are so realistic that even experts have trouble spotting them. They can be used by malicious actors to create fake news, defame individuals, and undermine institutions like the media and government.

Deepfake Applications: a blog about different use cases for deepfaking.

Deepfake technology is becoming more advanced and easier to use. New software packages are making it possible for anyone to create deepfakes, a technology that earlier required advanced technical skills. This article will look at some interesting applications of deepfake, that can be beneficial to society, but also have the potential to cause harm.

Deepfakes in journalism

Deepfakes can make it possible to recreate scenes from the past that, due to technical limitations, were never recorded. For example, by combining footage from different sources and using AI, we could create an interview with a long-ago deceased historical figure.

Because deepfakes are based on existing footage and audio, this could be done with a high degree of accuracy. However, such videos should always be marked as recreated.

Most people use deepfake videos for pornography or fake news. However, there are other applications for this technology that are interestingly different.

Deepfake fraud: Deepfakes can be used to defraud individuals or institutions out of their money. This was the case in a 2018 experiment by the BBC, where they were able to convince an AI security system that they were speaking to a real person with a convincing deepfake video of the Queen of England.

Deepfake security: AI-doctored images and videos could also be used to identify people who are not who they say they are. This has practical applications in security at airports and other locations where identity verification is important.

Deepfake entertainment: One of the most popular uses of deepfakes is in entertainment. Television shows, movies, and even YouTube videos have used deepfakes to create more realistic characters and effects in their storytelling.

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