Nov 3, 2023

Axios Reaches Out to Hany Farid About Unregulated AI in Schools

From Axios

Teens exploited by fake nudes illustrate threat of unregulated AI

By April Rubin

A phone, a few photos and artificial intelligence have stirred controversy and shattered the privacy of several teens at a New Jersey high school after they learned that nude images of them — created via AI — were circulated in group chats...

Context: Creating deepfakes used to require hundreds of thousands of images of a person, said Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley who has researched digital forensics and image analysis. 

  • One photo is now all it takes to create a deepfake, Farid said, and tools to create these types of images have also become more widely accessible...


Hany Farid is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley. 

hany farid headshot in front of south hall
Hany Farid (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small for the School of Information)

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November 8, 2023