The social media company Facebook has teamed up with the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and researchers from Cornell Tech, MIT, the University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and the University at Albany-SUNY to further research into detecting deep fake videos.

“The goal of the challenge is to produce technology that everyone can use to better detect when AI has been used to alter a video in order to mislead the viewer. The Deepfake Detection Challenge will include a data set and leaderboard, as well as grants and awards, to spur the industry to create new ways of detecting and preventing media manipulated via AI from being used to mislead others,” reads a statement on Facebook’s website.

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“The governance of the challenge will be facilitated and overseen by the Partnership on AI’s new Steering Committee on AI and Media Integrity, which is made up of a broad cross-sector coalition of organizations including Facebook, WITNESS, Microsoft, and others in civil society and the technology, media, and academic communities.”

You can read more about the initiative here.


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