Aug 26, 2022

Hany Farid on DALL-E and Deepfakes on KQED Forum


DALL-E, Deepfakes and the New Frontier of Online Misinformation

Hosted by Mina Kim

The artificial intelligence-powered image generator DALL-E 2 can take any words you type in — like "purple kittens snorkeling in the style of Monet" — and create that as a picture. There are some company-imposed limitations to what you can tell the AI to make: you can’t upload faces and you can’t generate images of public figures. But as fake images and videos become easier to generate— by anyone — what does the new landscape of online misinformation look like? Deepfake expert Hany Farid joins us to share his fears and hopes for this brave new world of image generation...

Listen to the episode on KQED.

Professor Hany Farid has a joint appointment in electrical engineering & computer sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley.

portrait of Hany Farid in front of South Hall doorway
Hany Farid (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small for the School of Information)

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August 30, 2022