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Bans on deepfakes take us only so far—here’s what we really need

Rules that require all AI-generated content to be watermarked are impossible to enforce, and it’s also highly possible that watermarks could end up doing the opposite of what they’re supposed to do, Leufer says. For one thing, in open-source systems, watermarking and provenance techniques can be removed by bad actors. This is because everyone has access to the model’s source code, so specific users can simply remove any techniques they don’t want. If only the biggest companies or most popular proprietary platforms offer…

AI deepfakes come of age as billions prepare to vote in a bumper year of elections | US elections 2024

“What a bunch of malarkey.”Gail Huntley recognised the gravelly voice of Joe Biden as soon as she picked up the phone. Huntley, a 73-year-old resident of New Hampshire, was planning to vote for the president in the state’s upcoming primary, so she was confused that a pre-recorded message from him was urging her not to.“It’s important that you save your vote for the November election,” the message said. “Voting this Tuesday only enables the Republicans in their quest to elect Donald Trump again.”Huntley quickly realised…

Meta launches WhatsApp helpline to tackle fake news in India, update app to improve business features

Meta's WhatsApp has announced a collaboration with the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) to take on the sharp rise of fake news and deepfakes in India, especially as the country moves closer to its election dates.Last week, Meta said that it will launch a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp next month “to combat media generated misinformation using artificial intelligence which may deceive people on matters of public importance, commonly known as deepfakes, and help people connect with verified and credible…

Most Cybersecurity Professionals Expect AI to Impact Their Jobs

Most cybersecurity professionals (88%) believe AI will significantly impact their jobs, according to a new survey by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium; with only 35% of the respondents having already witnessed AI’s effects on their jobs (Figure A). The impact is not necessarily a positive or negative impact, but rather an indicator that cybersecurity pros expect their jobs to change. In addition, concerns have arisen about deepfakes, misinformation and social engineering…

5 things about AI you may have missed today; First AI officer, Google halts AI-linked people images, more

US Justice department appoints first AI officer to navigate technology challenges; Google halts AI generated people images over racial inaccuracies;  ITMO researchers utilise AI to accelerate carbon nanoparticle synthesis for cancer diagnosis; Majority of Indian consumers prefer AI over human interaction, reveals Adobe report- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.1. US Justice department appoints first AI officer to navigate technology challengesThe U.S. Justice Department appoints its first AI officer,…

Political Deepfakes Will Hijack Your Brain — If You Let Them

Realistic AI-generated images and voice recordings may be the newest threat to democracy, but they're part of a longstanding family of deceptions. The way to fight so-called deepfakes isn't to develop some rumor-busting form of AI or to train the public to spot fake images. A better tactic would be to encourage a few well-known critical thinking methods — refocusing our attention, reconsidering our sources, and questioning ourselves.Some of those critical thinking tools fall under the category of “system 2” or slow…

Crackdown on deepfakes: MCA, Meta partner to curb AI-generated misinformation with WhatsApp helpline

 The Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) and Meta have announced that a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp - aimed at combating deepfakes and deceptive AI-generated content - will be available for the public in March 2024.The pledge to crack down on deepfakes comes at a time when the world's largest democracy is preparing for general elections. The Lok Sabha elections are due in April-May this year. "The Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) and Meta are working on launching a dedicated fact-checking helpline…

WhatsApp Introduces Helpline in India to Diminish AI-Generated Misinformation, Deepfakes

WhatsApp will soon get an important safety feature that will help users in India avoid misinformation, especially those generated by artificial intelligence (AI), and deepfakes. Meta and the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) announced on Monday that they will soon launch a helpline on WhatsApp where users will be able to report all such instances. The development comes just days after 20 leading tech firms, including Meta, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, pledged to work together to detect and counter harmful AI content…

WhatsApp deepfake helpline: Misinformation Combat Alliance, Meta introduce WhatsApp Helpline to fight deepfakes

The Misinformation Combat Alliance and Meta on Monday said they will be launching a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp to combat artificial intelligence-generated media (deepfakes), which may deceive people on matters of public importance, and help people connect with verified and credible information. The helpline will be available for the public to use starting March 2024. The initiative will allow the alliance and its associated network of independent fact-checkers and research organisations to address viral…

Can anything be done to prevent a deepfake misinformation crisis?

But it’s not just the political sphere that’s up in arms. Everyone—from gig workers to celebrities—is talking about the potential harms of generative AI, questioning whether everyday users will be able to discern between AI-produced and authentic content. While generative AI offers potential to make our world better, the technology is also being used to cause harm, from impersonating politicians, celebrities, and business leaders to influencing elections and more.THE DEEPFAKE AND ROGUE BOT MENACEIn April 2023, a deepfake…