Lecture series looks at the problem of deepfakes

Ten Years Hence 2021 Feature

Carol Elliott | February 2, 2021

Fakery certainly isn’t a new concept, but in the past few years, the phenomenon of the deepfake has taken the practice of disinformation to a whole new — and often scary — level. The University of Notre Dame’s Ten Years Hence Speaker Series will explore “News, Fake News and Deep Fakes. How Do We Know What’s True?” 

Deepfakes are videos or other digital representations that have been manipulated to yield images or sounds to appear real, but are in fact fabricated. The eight events in the series each feature a speaker with extensive expertise on the topic, including how deepfakes and misinformation campaigns affect businesses, personal privacy, news reporting, data security and even democracy. 

The annual spring series, hosted by Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in partnership with ThinkND, will be held virtually this year via Zoom. It is open to all members of the Notre Dame community as well as the general public. Attendees should register via this link. Registration is necessary just once; the Zoom link will remain the same for each lecture.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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