In the Media

Selected news media mentions of our departmental activities.

6/18/19
An article in Fortune about a deepfake video published on YouTube that appears to show Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington – in character as Jon Snow – apologizing for several mistakes made during the controversial eighth season of the hit HBO show quotes testimony by David Doermann, made during a House Intelligence Committee hearing last week.
6/17/19
An article on American Military News reports on testimony presented to the House Intelligence Committee by David Doermann, director of UB’s Artificial Intelligence Institute and an Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, about “deepfakes,” artificial intelligence that now allows people to compose entirely made-up videos that show politicians saying things they never said.
6/14/19
An article in the Buffalo News reports on testimony presented to the House Intelligence Committee by David Doermann, director of UB’s Artificial Intelligence Institute, about “deepfakes,” artificial intelligence that now allows people to compose entirely made-up videos that show politicians saying things they never said.
6/14/19
A story on CBS News about experts testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about the threats that “deepfake” videos and other types of artificial intelligence-generated synthetic data pose to the U.S. election system reports witnesses at today’s hearing include David Doermann, Empire Innovation professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute.
5/31/19
An article in the Washington Examiner about a video of a speech by Nancy Pelosi that went viral after it was altered to make the House Speaker appear intoxicated interviews David Doermann, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.
5/20/19
WAMC-FM’s Academic Minute interviews Kenny Joseph, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, who discussed how we can stop fake news from impacting the 2020 election.
5/15/19
A front-page story in the Buffalo News profiles local startup ACV Auctions, which is on track to become Buffalo’s first $1 billion software firm. The articles discusses co-founder Dan Magnuszewski and mentions how he graduated from UB in 2005 with a computer science degree.
5/1/19
An article in The Conversation by a Northeastern University assistant professor about what’s wrong with the news media, and the underlying data about the true problem areas and where journalists need to improve, mentions research coauthored by Kenny Joseph, assistant professor of computer science and engineering.