Deepfake videos are so convincing — and so easy to make — that they pose a political threat

Published April 15, 2023


Siwei Lyu, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was quoted in a Salon story about how deepfakes are becoming increasingly easier to make and more convincing to the public, posing a political threat. 

Lyu explained that deepfakes are made using artificial intelligence that manipulates countless images and videos of the target. 

“The resulting video may need further adjustments to ensure the final video looks seamless and realistic,” Lyu said. “This can involve blending the edges of the manipulated areas with the original footage or correcting any inconsistencies in lighting and color."

Read the story here.