Mar 6, 2024

Hany Farid Navigates the Rise of AI and Deepfakes in Education

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Perspective | Navigating the rise of AI and deepfakes: An educator’s role in empowering students for the future

By Laura Tierney

Throughout this 3-part series, we’ve looked at how artificial intelligence impacts students’ daily lives and the truth behind students using AI for schoolwork. In this final piece, we are addressing the challenges many schools are facing as AI gets smarter and more realistic.  

For students, AI is transforming the world around them — from generating content they are consuming, to introducing new ways to study with ChatGPT, to discovering tips and tricks and finding answers to common questions with Snapchat’s My AI. While there are many positive ways AI is shaping students’ lives, it’s also important to be aware of the implications of the rise of deepfake content, which are fake, AI-generated photos and videos. Deepfake fraud attempts were up 3000% in 2023...

“One photo is all it takes to create a deepfake,” said Dr. Hany Farid, a professor at U.C. Berkeley. “Anyone with a singular photo of themselves on the internet is susceptible to a deepfake getting created...”


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

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

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March 13, 2024