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18 Jul 2017

The lip syncing AI enabled tech: Trouble in waiting

Lip Syncing technology can cause some serious damage

The artificial intelligence is making video forgery easy, which can make even authentic videos lose their credibility.

Till now, the authenticity of videos of a certain quality was never in doubt.

However, the AI is aiding real-looking-fake videos which can change the meaning of video evidence in fields like journalism, justice, national security.

Tap in to know how audios and videos are getting 'photoshopped'.

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Lip Syncing technology can cause some serious damage
Fake or not: Obama's lip synced videos

18 Jul 2017

Fake or not: Obama's lip synced videos

Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a technique that has a machine study the facial movements of any person and create natural-looking lip movement for any piece of audio.

Obama has become a favourite among researchers due to a plethora of videos of him speaking in the public domain.

With the technique, the makers can have Obama say anything.

Fake audio

This tech start-up can create real-sounding speech

Lyrebird, a deep learning tech start-up from Montreal, is developing technology that will allow people to create a realistic-sounding speech with the voice.

In its demo, Lyrebird has already created impressive impersonations of Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Though the voices still have a robotic sound to them, which makes them sound unreal but the technology is moving forward really quick.

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Photoshop for audio?

Software company Adobe is also planning to come up with 'Photoshop for audio' which would be based on a similar AI technology.

Russia Intelligence : A key player producing forged content online?

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Russia Intelligence : A key player producing forged content online?

According to the Wired story, the Russian intelligence service produces fake news articles, social media posts and comments on websites on a regular basis created by thousands of full-time workers.

These posts are allegedly circulated to create national discourse online.

The story also claims that the Russian intelligence service has the potential to use these social media bots to influence American stock prices.

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