Deepfakes – Pure Evil or also an Opportunity?

Hao Li, Anna Ramskogler-Witt

Together with international experts, we want to take a look at the dangers and possibilities of deepfakes. We are well aware of the threats to society that this technology poses, but where does it potentially also provide activists, movements, and the creative community with opportunities?
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Deepfakes rose to notoriety due their misuse in revenge porn, framings, and public manipulation. But their creators’ intentions were not all bad, and they also offer countless opportunities for the movie industry. Just think about how this technology was used after the death of Paul Walker to finish the film project ‘The Fast and the Furious 7’ and how it has been used in the past in a number of documentary projects to guard the identities of human rights activists without them losing their humanity. Together with internationally renowned experts, we want to take a look at the dangers but also the possibilities of deepfakes for activists, movements, and the creative community. We cannot stop this technology, so why not use it for the common good?

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Computer Scientist & CEO and Co-Founder