Deepfakes from the Gaza war increase fears about AI’s power to mislead

Published November 28, 2023


The Associated Press quotes David Doermann in an article on how deepfakes from the Gaza war illustrate artificial intelligence’s power to mislead the public. Doermann, whose recent Congressional testimony was featured in UBNow, said effectively responding to the political and social challenges posed by AI disinformation will require both better technology and better regulations, voluntary industry standards and extensive investments in digital literacy programs to help internet users figure out ways to tell truth from fantasy. “Every time we release a tool that detects this, our adversaries can use AI to cover up that trace evidence,” said Doermann. “Detection and trying to pull this stuff down is no longer the solution. We need to have a much bigger solution.” 

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