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Your audience doesn’t mind if you’re fake

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General Intelligence

These dangerous technologies are still in their infancy, and they’ll continue to become more accurate and convincing

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TikTok and Snap are experimenting with deepfake-style filters

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It’s better than nothing — but just barely

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Erotic deepfakes are only going to make the question of sexual ethics muddier and more confusing

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A team of scientists used A.I. to create a convincing facsimile of a historical speech that never happened, and put the threat of fake information front and center

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While the state’s new laws on bots and deepfakes have their flaws, they represent a vital first step to curbing dangerous new technology

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By systematically distorting the images we see and create, A.I. is shifting perceptions and ultimately changing our relationship with the physical world

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An A.I. policy expert on the desperate need for a new law that will seek to protect Americans from manipulated video

Deepfake Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Bill Posters on Instagram

Too real, maybe

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