NPR’s Shannon Bond speaks with UC Berkeley professor Hany Farid about the prevalence of fake images and information generated by artificial intelligence and other technologies.
SHANNON BOND, HOST:
A video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy circulated widely on social media last spring. It showed him calling on his soldiers to surrender to Russia. But that never happened. The video was a deepfake. These are images or recordings that have been manipulated to misrepresent someone’s actions or words. And the fake video of Zelenskyy wasn’t that well made, but it got traction after hackers managed to get it briefly on Ukrainian television and
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