By Catherine Lévesque
“Prime Minister, nice to finally meet you. I’m glad you’re on the podcast.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemingly sat down with American podcaster Joe Rogan to discuss blackface and the Freedom Convoy, among other things — except that the conversation never happened and was entirely created by artificial intelligence (AI)...
Hany Farid, professor at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, said people have been struggling since the early days of the internet with unreliable information, echo chambers and conspiracy theories, but “deep fakes” are like throwing “jet fuel on a dumpster fire.”
Hany Farid is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in electrical engineering & computer sciences and the School of Information. He specializes in digital forensics and is also a member of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Lab and senior faculty advisor for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.