A day in LA with the deepfake artists trying to make the digital world as real as the physical one

Published September 1, 2022


Dot.LA reported on the widespread use of deepfake content online and quoted Siwei Lyu, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, director of University at Buffalo’s Media Forensic Lab and the founding co-director of the university’s Center for Information Integrity.

He said: “I think the most fundamental problem of the misuse of AI-generated synthetic media is the erosion of the public's trust in all online media. By creating illusions of an individual's presence and activities that did not occur in reality, deepfakes can cause actual harm when they are weaponized.”

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