Microsoft launches new tools to avoid deepfakes
Microsoft has launched new tools to detect and prevent the creation of “deepfakes”, video or photo montages that manipulate the truth, a situation generating particular concern with the approaching of presidential elections in the United States
The montages consist, for example, of ‘pasting’ one person’s head on another’s body in videos or photographs, or getting a person to say things that they have not actually said.
This type of creations can change the meaning of a moment, or even create it from scratch, in order to spread false information or damage the reputation of public figures.
According to news agency AFP, the technology giant announced on Monday that it has developed a ‘video authenticator’, which analyzes photographs and videos to determine whether they have been manipulated with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
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