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Real Fake Newsletter – Issue #123

Sander Duivestein
August 08, 2023

Faking It

We are on the cusp of a new stage in human evolution [=the era of generative AI, an epoch in which our relationship with machines will change the very framework of society.] which will have a profound effect on society and democracy. […] AI can create everything from synthetic audio to images, text and video. In its application, generative AI can be conceived of as a turbo engine for all information and knowledge. AI will increasingly be used not only to create all digital content, but as an automation layer to drive forward the production of all human intelligent and creative activity. […] Ultimately, this is not a story about technology – this is a story about humanity.”

Turns Out Deepfakes Are Damn Good at Making Us Invent False Memories

“A study published July 6 in PLOS One found that deepfaked clips of movies that don’t actually exist caused participants to falsely remember them. Some viewers even rated the fake remakes as being better than the originals—underscoring the alarming power of deepfake technology at manipulating memory.”

So for example, Will Smith would have been a better Neo in the matrix…

Deepfakes: Events That Never Happened Could Influence the 2024 Presidential Election

Situation deepfakes represent the next stage of technologies that have already shaken audiences’ perceptions of reality.”

Tech Expert Shows How Deepfake Images Could Inspire Real-world Panic

Deep Fakes Are About to Change Everything

How Do We Prevent AI From Creating Deepfakes?

About the author

Trend Watcher – New Media, Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society.


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