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Shudu - the digitally generated black supermodel and influencer

It seems we have reached the age where computer generated "creations" are replacing humans. Shudu is a black supermodel that is digitally generated and exists only on the Internet, mostly Instagram. She already has earned some paid partnerships as an influencer.

How to flag and detect deepfake videos

Deepfake detection is an arms race, in which fakers and truth-seekers will keep advancing their respective technologies. Software freely available online lets anyone with a computer and some time on their hands create convincing fake videos.

Bring on the digital technology bans

Technology has its benefits. However, slowing the pace of its advance would give society more time to think through the consequences and debate which aspects of new technologies are desirable, and which should be outlawed.

FaceApp highlights a perennial problem

FaceApp highlights a perennial problem among users on the Internet, that they hardly read the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use. It is worth taking time out to read what an app is all about before you use it.

From fake news to deepfakes

In what seems to make fake news look like child's play, we now have deepfakes. This is a technology that allows one to make a video (or photo) of anyone, saying or doing anything.

Detecting deepfakes

Most deepfakes are made by showing a computer algorithm many images of a person, and then having it use what it saw to generate new face images. Researchers can now identify the manipulation of a video by looking closely at the pixels of specific frames.

How to detect a deepfake video

A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called “deepfakes” after the pseudonymous online account that popularized the technique – which may have chosen its name because the process uses a technical method called “deep learning” – these fake videos