Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

Event Homeland Security
Event Homeland Security

July 19, 2018 Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

Harmful lies are nothing new. But the ability to distort reality has taken an exponential leap forward with “deep fake” technology. This capability manufactures audio and video of real people saying or doing things they never said or did.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Featuring Keynote Remarks by

Sen. Marco Rubio

(R-FL)

United States Senator

Description

Harmful lies are nothing new. But the ability to distort reality has taken an exponential leap forward with “deep fake” technology. This capability manufactures audio and video of real people saying or doing things they never said or did. Machine learning techniques are escalating the technology’s sophistication, making deep fakes ever more realistic and increasingly resistant to detection. Deep fake technology brings with it certain benefits, but also many harms. The marketplace of ideas already suffers from truth decay as our networked information environment interacts in toxic ways with our cognitive biases. Deep fakes will exacerbate this problem significantly. Individuals and businesses will face novel forms of exploitation, intimidation, and personal sabotage. The risks to our democracy and to national security are profound as well.

Join us as we discuss this emerging challenge.