The rise of deepfakes (convincingly faked videos created using artificial intelligence) poses a significant challenge for democracies across the world. They can be used to intimidate activists, undermine elections, and cast doubt over genuine footage.
Broadcaster and author, Nina Schick, spoke with WebRoots Democracy director, Areeq Chowdhury, about her new book ‘Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse’. During the discussion, they delved deep into the technology and considered the potential impacts they may have for democracy, as well as society more widely.
The event was held on Wednesday 9th of September and is available to watch in full below.
Nina Schick – Broadcaster, adviser, and author of ‘Deepfakes and the Infocalypse’
Areeq Chowdhury – Director, WebRoots Democracy