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There’s A New Tool For Spotting DeepFakes, But Can It Get Ahead Of The Curve?

A AFP journalist views a video on January 25, 2019, manipulated with artificial intelligence to potentially deceive viewers, or "deepfake" at his newsdesk in Washington, DC. - "Deepfake" videos that manipulate reality are becoming more sophisticated and realistic as a result of advances in artificial intelligence, creating a potential for new kinds of misinformation with devastating consequences. (Photo by Alexandra ROBINSON / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Rob LEVER "Misinformation woes may multiply with deepfake videos"        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDRA ROBINSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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A AFP journalist views a video on January 25, 2019, manipulated with artificial intelligence to potentially deceive viewers, or "deepfake" at his newsdesk in Washington, DC.

Deepfake technology, which creates videos manipulated using artificial intelligence, has arguably been developing faster than software that can detect it.

Deepfake technology, which creates videos manipulated using artificial intelligence, has arguably been developing faster than software that can detect it. 

But researchers are working on it — and today, UC Berkeley is releasing new software to help journalists and people within politics to better spot altered or faked videos.

Guests:

Shruthi Agarwal, Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley who is part of the team that is developing the software to screen for fake videos

Rob Meadows, president and CTO of the AI Foundation, which researches and creates tools with the aim of protecting the general public from AI manipulation

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