May 8, 2023

NPR and Hany Farid Discuss How People Are Trying To Claim Real Videos Are Deepfakes

From NPR: All Things Considered

People are trying to claim real videos are deepfakes. The courts are not amused

By Shannon Bond

In 2016, Elon Musk went on stage at a tech conference outside Los Angeles and made a bold statement about the self-driving capability of Teslas...

Video of the session has been up on YouTube for nearly seven years. But it recently came back into the spotlight as part of a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died when his Tesla crashed while using the self-driving feature. The family's lawyers cited that 2016 claim, along with others Musk has made about Tesla's self-driving software...

"That's exactly what we were concerned about: that when we entered this age of deepfakes, anybody can deny reality," said Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. "That is the classic liar's dividend..."

Read the transcript or listen to the podcast. 

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

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May 9, 2023