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Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know (Paperback)

By Schick, Nina

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    11 Aug 20

It will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what is fake. Recent advances in AI mean that by scanning images of a person (for example using Facebook), a powerful GAN machine learning system can create new video images and place them in scenarios and situations which never... actually happened. When combined with powerful voice AI, the results are utterly convincing. So-called 'Deep Fakes' are not only a real threat for democracy but they take the manipulation of voters to new levels. They will also affect ordinary people. This crisis of misinformation we are facing has been dubbed the 'Infocalypse'. Using her expertise from working in the field, Nina Schick reveals shocking examples of Deep Fakery and explains the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. She also unveils what it means for us as individuals, how Deep Fakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and how unprepared governments and tech companies are. As a political advisor to select technology firms, Schick is at the forefront of trends emerging from the worlds of data science, machine learning and AI. In this book she tells us what we need to do to prepare and protect ourselves. Too often we build the cool technology and ignore what bad guys can do with it before we start playing catch-up. But when it comes to Deep Fakes, we urgently need to be on the front foot.
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ISBN 9781913183523
Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
Format Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781913183523
Stock Release date is 11 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Imprint Monoray
Released 11 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Schick, Nina
Category General Theory of Computing
Network Security
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Fraud & Hacking
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 303.4833
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Information society, Information society - Political aspects
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade