When it comes to editing digital images, artificial intelligence (AI) can be a powerful tool. But it can also be used to create deepfakes and create digital mischief. We take a look at the latest tech and how it’s being used to give you an unwitting starring role in a photo.
What are Deepfakes?
Deepfakes are digital images and videos that are created or modified using artificial intelligence. Deepfakes are created by taking existing images and videos, and then adding new elements such as people, objects, and audio to them. They can be simple pictures or highly realistic videos.
Deepfakes are designed to create convincing images or videos that appear to have been created or modified by a computer. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, with apps such as FaceApp leading the charge.
The Dangers of Deepfakes
Deepfakes have the potential to be used for malicious purposes. They can be used to create false and misleading images or videos of a person, or to spread misinformation and disinformation.
Deepfakes can also be used to create embarrassing or compromising images of someone without their knowledge or permission. In some cases, they can even be used to impersonate someone else.
How to Protect Yourself
Deepfakes can be difficult to spot, but there are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
1. Be Vigilant: Pay close attention to any images or videos that you encounter on the internet. If something doesn’t look quite right, do some additional research.
2. Verify Sources: Check the source of any images or videos you come across and make sure it’s coming from a trusted source.
3. Report Suspicious Content: If you come across something that looks suspicious or malicious, report it to the platform or website where it was found.
Deepfakes pose a real threat to our online privacy and security. The best way to protect yourself is to be vigilant and verify the sources of any images and videos you encounter online. Share this article on social media to help spread the word and keep others safe!