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8 1 Discussion Deepfake

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In Module Seven, you learned about the artificial intelligence of deepfake. The technology of deepfake allows individuals to generate manipulated photos and videos using artificial intelligence software, such as FakeApp and DeepFaceLab, to generate the content (Elias, 2019). Although creating these fake images and videos may be fun and innovative for the person using the technology, the manipulated content has been known to cause deception, and sometimes harm, involving the individuals who are misrepresented in the videos.

Consider this scenario: A photo of you is on the internet, perhaps a photo you posted on social media or saved to the cloud that other people have access to. Then imagine that someone you barely know, or may not even know, uses that photo and AI to create an embarrassing video starring you. You never actually did what the video depicts, but the technology makes it look as if you have. Eventually, the deepfake video goes viral and is shared with the public.

Although this kind of situation may seem unrealistic, perhaps even scary to some people, it has happened to political world leaders and celebrities. Deepfake content has already caused negative implications for others (Elias, 2019). The social and societal implications of using such technology should be considered, especially as artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent.

For your initial discussion post, answer the following questions:

  • What were your initial reactions when you first heard about the artificial intelligence of deepfake?
  • Do you think deceptive technologies, like the artificial intelligence of deepfake, do more harm than good? Or do more good than harm?
  • Do the advantages of these kinds of technologies outweigh the negative societal and social implications?

In the response to your peers:

  • Determine whether you agree or disagree with your peers
  • Explain your rationale with a proper citation
  • Support your argument with at least one resource from any of the modules within this course
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