Detecting Deepfakes: Inside the growing threat of AI generated videos

Published November 20, 2020


Fox 8 TV news in Cleveland reports on the danger of deepfakes and includes commentary from Siwei Lyu, Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who studies digital forensics.

Because of deepfakes, Lyu said, “we need to take a lot of care with what we see and what we hear.” He added: “Seeing is not believing. Hearing is not believing either.” The report also mentions Lyu has created a website, “Deepfake-o-meter,” which allows users to submit media to analyze its authenticity or preventing them at the start by building a sort of digital watermark for people’s private data.

Read the story here.