“You now have an emerging technology that has a much greater capacity for persuasion,” law professor Robert Chesney says
Deepfakes are about to get a lot tougher to identify. Within the next two years, digitally manipulated videos will likely reach a point where they’re undetectable to the naked eye, according to Siwei Lyu, head of the computer vision and machine learning lab at the University of Albany.
And that threatens to create a headache for nearly everyone from Hollywood to Washington, D.C. “This is about whether we can trust individual media that is propagated on the internet,” Lyu told TheWrap. “We’ll have information, but we cannot trust it, so it’s the same as not having any information at all. This is an issue that everyone should be concerned about.”
For those unfamiliar, “deepfakes” are video...