Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes

Google's Sundar Pichai went on record describing a dataset of visual deepfakes to support researchers working on methods for detecting and flagging deepfakes.

Science fiction fans recall the video-manicuring program from Bruce Sterling's 1985 novel Schismatrix:

Lindsay had a brief glimpse of the man's true appearance - white hair in spiky disarray, red-rimmed eyes - before a video-manicuring program came on line. The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.
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