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A group for practitioners, engineers, students, or all-around data nerds to talk about cutting edge techniques in data management and analytics. If you know and/or love working with statistics, machine learning, Hadoop, [No]Sql databases, real-time processing systems, R/Python/SAS, or Tableau/D3 (or anything of the sort), lets get together!

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Deepfake Video and Audio: Is it real or is it Memorex? - CHS Data Science Meetup

Charleston Digital Corridor

Back in the days before the Internet, the Memorex Corporation ran an advertising campaign featuring the singer Ella Fitzgerald promoting its line of audio cassette tapes with the tagline “Is it Live or is it Memorex?” It opened with Ella breaking a glass using only her powerful singing voice, and then repeated the feat again using a recording of her on - you guessed it - a Memorex audio cassette. Their catchy tagline morphed over time into the saying “Is it real, or is it Memorex”, keeping it relevant to the current wave of DeepFake media sweeping over social media.

Keith McElveen, CTO and founder of Wave Sciences and a practicing multimedia forensics examiner, will be joining us to delve into deepfake multimedia, how it is done, how it is caught, and where this cat and mouse game might go from here.

Join us at 5:30pm to meet your fellow data science enthusiasts, learn about yet another way it is affecting our lives, and share snacks and beverages. Keith will begin his talk at around 6.


  • Join us at 5:30 for snacks, drinks, conversation and socializing.
  • 6:00 - Main talk(s)
  • 7:00-7:30 - Wrap up and hang out some more
  • 7:30 - ? - After Party


"Call for Papers"! .. if you have some knowledge to share with the community, please sign up to speak here or talk to Dave at the next meetup. We'd love to have 1 or 2 talks per meetup lined up for the coming months.

After Party? .. with our new location, we're right next to Revelry Brewing. If folks are interested, we can clean up at the CDC and keep the conversation going over a nice local brew.

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