Jul 8, 2019

UC Berkeley Researchers Creating Deepfake Detection Software for Newsrooms

From ABC 7 News

Race to defuse deepfake videos: UC Berkeley researchers creating software for newsrooms

By Kate Larsen

There's a race to defuse a powerful political weapon: computer-generated fake videos. Researchers at UC Berkeley are leading the charge to fight the fake news technology...

“That really wreaks havoc on democracy, on society and our personal safety,” said Hany Farid, a Computer Science [and Information] Professor at UC Berkeley...

“This technology allows you to create highly sophisticated fake content and it doesn't require a lot of skill to create the content,” explained Farid.

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Hany Farid is a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information and EECS. He specializes in digital forensics. 

Last updated:

July 9, 2019