When it comes to deepfake, what we’ve seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. In the near future, we will not be sure if the person we are talking to during the video call is real or a scammer, and scammers will have no trouble creating an entire chronology of fake videos to support their claims, or trick people into believing the offer is right. or campaign.
These shocking predictions come from Eric Horvitz, director of science at Microsoft, in a new research paper titled “On the Horizon: Interactive and Deepfake Compositions.”
Deepfakes are essentially “Photoshopped” movies. By using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), a cybercriminal can create a video of someone saying things they never said. Now, according to Horvitz, the scammers are ready to take that to the next level. The interactive deepfakes are exactly as you might expect – real-time videos that users can interact with that are actually completely fake.
On the other hand, compositional deepfakes are described as “deepfake sets” designed to integrate with “observed, expected and constructed world events in order to create compelling synthetic stories”.
“Synthetic stories can be constructed by hand, but one day they can be driven by reverse generative explanation (AGE) techniques,” adds Horvitz.
He also says that in the near future it will be almost impossible to distinguish fake movies and fake content from real content: “In the absence of mitigation measures, interactive and compositional deepfake threaten us to move closer to a post-epistemic world where facts are indistinguishable from fiction.”
This lack of mitigation measures is due to the fact that cybercriminals can peg AI with analytical tools and develop deepfake content that can trick even the most advanced detection systems.
“Thanks to this process, which is the basis of deepfake, neither pattern recognition techniques nor humans will be able to reliably recognize a deepfake,” notes Horvitz.
Therefore, the next time a family member calls from abroad to ask for money to pay their rent, make sure it is not a scammer (opens in a new tab) Your loved ones.
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