The Age of Artificial Content: An Open Discussion about Content Authenticity

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Every technological development, as we know, has unintended consequences. The growth of generative modeling has led to the rise of “deepfakes”—fake images and video that pass as legitimate to the untrained eye. DARPA has spent $68 million in research to detect fraudulent content as this technology is expected to be leveraged for everything from corporate espionage to government propaganda.
On the flipside, this same technology is fueling a revolution and opening the door for groundbreaking advances in computer vision.

It's been a while since we've met! In the spirit of getting our group back in motion we're holding an open discussion on the arms race between generative modeling and content authenticity detection. Please come prepared with your ideas and opinions on the latest research related to these topics.

-Overview of generative modeling
-Overview of image forensics

-Advancing generative techniques
-Advancing image forensics

The impact of generative modeling:
-Potential applications of generative modeling
-Ethics of advancing generative techniques

Location:[masked]th St. Santa Monica, 4th Floor


7:00 pm: meet, greet & eat

7:30 (ish) pm: open discussion

8:00 pm: doors close to new-entrants - so make sure to arrive before this time!


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