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News Literacy: News Views & Fact Checking Resources: Deep Fakes

REPORT: When seeing is no longer believing: Inside the Pentagon’s race against deepfake videos


"Giarrusso outlines five different types of misinformation:

  • Manipulated media: Photoshops, edited “cheapfakes” and some deepfakes.
  • Fabricated media: Generated media, like fake faces, and some deepfakes.
  • False context: When a photo, piece of video or even entire event is taken out of content and attached to a different narrative.
  • Imposter media: When someone pretends to be a reputable news source, or impersonates a news source.
  • Satire: Misinformation knowingly created for the purpose of entertainment or commentary."

Who owns the AI generated work?

What's up? Copyright and AI generated Creative Works

Food for thought:  How could you prove that you did not use AI to create a work? Even hundreds of years ago, artists used tools like mirrors and shadows.

GAN Gallery

This person does not exist!  Imagined by a GAN (generative adversarial network)

StyleGAN2 (Dec 2019) - Karras et al. and Nvidia (Don't panic. Learn how it works [1] [2] [3])

Food for thought: If you can create Deep Fakes of actors, do you really need people anymore?

Deep Fake person example

Image accessed from  10/19/2020 by AI tool at:

Can you guess which cat is real?  5 of the cats do not exist! 

Food for thought... Will it matter to an artist studying anatomy whether the cat is real or not?5 fake cats one real in lower left hand corner

Images accessed 10/19/2020 from the following websites:

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