Feb 14, 2024

Hany Farid Reflects on School Shooting Victims’ Voices Being Used To Lobby Congress

From WAMU 88.5 | NPR

Gun violence killed them. Now, their voices will lobby Congress to do more using AI

By Elena Moore

“It’s been six years, and you’ve done nothing,” Joaquin Oliver’s voice echoed across the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday. “Not a thing to stop all the shootings that have continued to happen since.”

On Feb. 14, 2018, Oliver started another day as a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. By the end, he was one of 17 people murdered at the school in a mass shooting that sparked a worldwide, youth-led movement on gun violence...

“I’m not saying this [initiative] isn’t complicated and we should talk and have a serious conversation about the ethics of it. But I would say this is not a negative use case,” said Hany Farid, a Professor at the University of California Berkeley who specializes in digital forensics and detecting disinformation...

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

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February 15, 2024