Deepfake Fiascos Of 2020 That Made Headlines

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Deepfakes are indeed scary and have managed to strike a nerve for many, especially the ones being victimised for this sophisticated technology. Not only has it become a worldwide concern for many due to its influential impact on election campaigns but also made people anxious due to the criminal activity associated with it.

With easily accessible deepfake making tools available for anybody to use and advancements in GANs has made it relatively easy for notorious minds to create these eerie-looking unreal AI-generated videos and images. Such improvement and accessibility has in turn increased the number of deepfake incidents in recent times. Some of them are so incredibly convincing that they manage to surpass the original videos.

2020 has turned out to be a year filled with deepfake fiascos — here, we will pick some of those incidents, in no particular order, that made headlines this year.

Also Read: Latest Model That Might Replace GANs To Create Deepfakes

Deepfake Voice Clone

This news showcased one of the weirder applications of deep fakes, that used artificial intelligence to manipulate an audio-visual content — a less heard usage, termed as audio deepfake scam. For this, the crooks used machine learning technology to clone the voices of …

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