Headline, February 09 2019/ RESEARCH : '' ' FAKE VIDEOS FARE ' ''



IMAGINE A FAKE VIDEO OF PRIME MINISTER Captain Imran Khan - clean bowling Prime  Minister Narendra Modi with an in-swinging yorker, for a horrid duck. Or imagine -

A fake Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi getting into a fist fight at the International Court of Justice  OR imagine a fake Senator Elizabeth Warren - virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, getting into fist fight in a doctored video. Or a fake President Trump doing the same.

The technology capable of that trickery is edging closer to reality. And at The World Students Society the ''Heroic Founder Framers'', have begun mastering the art of identifying fake videos. We hope and plan to outshine Google on that research.

Several months ago, Google hired dozens of actors to sit a table, stand in a hallway and walk down a street while talking to a video camera.

Then the company's researchers, using a new kind of artificial intelligence software, swapped the faces of the actors. People who had been walking were suddenly at a table.

The actors who had been in a hallway looked as if they were on a street. Men's faces were put on women's bodies. Women's faces were put on Men's bodies. In time the researchers had created hundreds of so-called deepfake videos.

By creating these digitally manipulated videos, Google's scientists believe they are learning how to spot deepfakes, which researchers and lawmakers worry could become a new method of spreading disinformation in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

For the Internet companies like Google, finding the tools to spot deepfakes has gained urgency. If someone wanted to spread a fake video far and wide, Google's YouTube and Facebook's social media platforms would be great places to do it.

''Even with current technology, it's hard for some people to tell what is real and what is not,'' said Subbarao Kambhampati, a professor of computer science at Arizona State University who is among the academics partnering with Facebook on its deepfake research.

Deepfakes - a term that generally describes videos doctored cutting edge artificial intelligence - have already challenged our assumptions about what is real and what is not.

In recent months, video evidence was at the center of prominent incidents in Brazil, Gabon in Central Africa and China. Each was colored by the question : Is the video real?

The Gabonese president for example, was out of the country for medical care and his government released a so-called proof-of-life-video. Opponents claimed it had been faked. Experts call that confusion ''the liar's dividend''.

''You can already see a material effect that deepfakes have had,'' said Nick Dufour, one of the  Google engineers overseeing the company's deepfake research. ''They have allowed to claim that video evidence that would otherwise be very convincing is a fake.''

For decades, computer software has allowed people to manipulate photos and videos or create fake images from scratch. But it has been a slow, painstaking process usually reserved for experts trained in the vagaries of software like Adobe Photoshop or After Effects.

Now, artificial intelligence technologists are streaming the process, reducing the cost, time and skill needed to doctor digital images. These A.I. systems learn on their own how to build fake images by analyzing thousands of real images.

That means they can handle a portion of the workload that once fell to trained technicians. And that  means people can create far more fake stuff than they used to.

The technologies used to create deepfakes are still fairly new and the results are often easy to notice. But they are evolving.

But the tools used to detect these bogus videos are also evolving, some researchers worry that they won't be able to keep pace.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Videos and streaming technologies and A.I. continues. The World students Society thanks author By Cade Matz.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011:

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