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It's All in the (Deepfake) Experience - with Dr. Siwei Lyu

About This Episode

This week we catch up with Dr. Siwei Lyu, a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor and founding Co-Director of Center for Information Integrity (CII) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Siwei breaks down the deepfake experience, both the good and the misleading aspects of the technology.

He shares insights on techniques researchers are developing to detect deepfakes, including GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) generated artifacts that produce tell-tale deepfake signs – if you know where to look. He also delves into the area of audio deepfakes and the sophistication of the human auditory system that makes this pathway a tough one to win. And, fun fact, to learn more about Siwei’s research contributions be sure to Google “DeepFake-o-meter!”