WASHINGTON – a New technology on the internet, anyone can create videos of real people appear to say things they have never said.
Republicans and Democrats predict these high-tech way to put words in someone’s mouth the latest weapon in the disinformation wars of the United States and other Western democracies.
This technology makes use of facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos seem so real, it is difficult to recognize what is fake. Lawmakers and intelligence officials worry that the fake videos — the so-called deepfakes — can be used to create a threat to the national security or interfere with the elections, including the US mid-term elections this fall.
Realizing the consequences, U.S. defense researchers are developing technologies that can detect fake images and videos. Now, it takes a comprehensive analysis to identify fake videos.