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Forbes: Mona Lisa And Nancy Pelosi: The Implications Of Deepfakes

Last week, Samsung researchers announced a system that can create realistic deepfake video avatars from just one image. Around the same time, a doctored video surfaced of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been slowed down to make her appear drunk. These two unsettling events, representing an impressive achievement by the Samsung team and a less sophisticated case of "malinformation" around Pelosi, bring the issue of AI-augmented deepfake videos starkly back into the limelight. Last year, deepfake videos dominated the headlines, culminating in deepfake celebrity pornography and a blanket ban by Reddit in August 2018.