Experts stress on authenticity, accuracy of info at IIIT-A world meet

Published December 5, 2022


The Hindustan Times reported that David Doermann, Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, presented about information integrity at the inaugural session of the Ninth IEEE Uttar Pradesh Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.

Doermann said that widespread distortion of the truth, in the form of misinformation and disinformation undermines public trust in critical democratic institutions and the validity of scientific evidence, and authentic communication. “Information Integrity aims to restore trustworthiness by authenticating information and exposing manipulations and malicious intents,” he added.

He said that recently, both the industry and the government have become increasingly concerned about the dangers of using deep fake technologies from security and misinformation perspectives. To this end, academia, industry, and the government needs to come together to apply technologies, develop policies that put pressure on service providers, and educate the public. Otherwise, “seeing is believing” will become a thing of the past, he said.

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