Deepfakes are a threat to national security, say lawmakers

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CNET—The artificial intelligence tool infamous for porn forgeries is now a threat to democracy.

US lawmakers warn spy chief that ‘deep fakes’ are a national security threat. What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: Now they’re a reality, thanks to modern computing power and the power to instantly share it on the world’s social stage. But U.S. lawmakers are worried that these faked videos could be used […]