May 16, 2023

Deepfakes, Elections, and Why It All Matters: Hany Farid Appears on KQED


Deepfakes Are Getting Better. That Could be a Problem for the 2024 Election.

By Scott Shafer

Remember the Jordan Peele deepfake of President Obama from 2018? Since then, deepfake technology and other forms of AI-generated text, photos, voices and videos have become far more sophisticated and realistic — and more accessible to the general public. With political organizations and pranksters alike using these tools, we’ll discuss what has experts in AI and misinformation most worried. And we’ll hear what’s being proposed in terms of reform and oversight — from the private sector and in legislation —  to decrease disinformation, confusion and conundrums ahead of the 2024 election.


Hany Farid, professor, UC Berkeley - with a joint appointment in electrical engineering & computer sciences and the School of Information. He is also a member of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Lab and is a senior faculty advisor for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Scott Wiener, California state senator, representing San Francisco

Listen to the podcast here.

Hany Farid is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and EECS.

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Hany Farid (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small for the School of Information)

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May 22, 2023