Deepfake technology can affect Zimbabwe’s next general election

  With social media seemingly fuelling organizing inside opposition political parties, the ruling party ZANU PF has been caught up in the storm of trying to use the same space to annihilate it’s nemesis. According to a Twitter report from Kuda Musasiwa there is a cache of video footages purportedly obtained from various lodges in Harare that is in the hands of the government. 8 As it stands these are mere rumors. We are not sure how the handler of the videos wants to use them for. Or if he is really politically aligned and intending to score politically by … Continue reading Deepfake technology can affect Zimbabwe’s next general election

Something in The Eyes Reveals if You’re Looking at a Person Who Doesn’t Exist

We live in fake times. Reality is as prevalent as it ever was, of course, but it’s becoming harder to find all the time. Perhaps nowhere is this phenomenon more unsettling than in the weird world of ‘deepfakes’ and other computer-generated faces of people who don’t actually exist (yet look uncannily like the real thing). Scientists have now developed a technique that could help us detect whether the faces we’re looking at are indeed genuine people, as opposed to phantasms conjured by artificial intelligence (AI). According to a new preprint study led by first author and computer scientist Hui Guo … Continue reading Something in The Eyes Reveals if You’re Looking at a Person Who Doesn’t Exist