Algorithm Automatically Spots 'Face Swaps' In Videos:
The new technique could help identify forged videos as they are posted to the web. But the work also has sting in the tail. The same deep-learning technique that can spot face-swap videos can also be used to improve the quality of face swaps in the first place -- and that could make them harder to detect.
FaceForensics: A Large-scale Video Dataset for Forgery Detection in Human Faces:
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) says it's "fighting back" against the dangers posed by new face-swapping technologies:
A deepfake homage to Grace Kelly, with Grace Kelly's face replacing Nicole Kidman's:
"Ethical Autonomous Algorithms" - A few chapters Matthieu Cherubini wrote during his PhD: https://medium.com/@mchrbn/ethical-autonomous-algorithms-5ad07c311bcc #ML #Ethics
Interviewed him & the guys at @automato_farm a while back, touching on related topics:
Chancellor Merkel & the German government announced it's plans for a national A.I strategy, unifying all R&D activities to meet growing challenges posed especially by China: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/kuenstliche-intelligenz-so-will-merkel-china-die-stirn-bieten-15555143.html (DE only) A few brief comments:
Highly ironic choice of image in this article, KUKA Robotics (Germany's leading robot maker) was acquired by the Chinese in 2016. Fascinating to hear Chancellor Merkel specifically talk about the Chinese as primary competitive threat in the AI race - but no the US. What is that about?
Germany and Europe have a unique opportunity when it comes to AI in combination with it's mission to become the world's first 100% renewable economy. The scale of the population (508m people), high education levels and strong industrial base are promising.
Yet in reality, the EU tech sector has been dysfunctional for years. Driven by utopian promises, EU decision makers allowed US corps to dominate the market - taking 100% of user data, while paying close to 0% tax. Such predatory behaviour makes domestic innovation impossible.
Despite such adversarial conditions, there is a real sense of hope in the EU tech scene today. The large US tech companies are under tremendous pressures (privacy, anti-compete, tax, etc.), and local innovation is strong (IP/Talent/Diversity/Continental collaboration). Onwards!