MICROSOFT’S president has revealed his biggest artificial intelligence concern and it’s quite creepy.
Brad Smith gave a speech in Washington on May 25 which discussed how AI could be regulated.
Smith’s biggest concern is deep fakes made by AI that end up spreading misinformation.
He said: “We’re going have to address the issues around deep fakes.
“We’re going to have to address in particular what we worry about most foreign cyber influence operations, the kinds of activities that are already taking place by the Russian government, the Chinese, the Iranians.”
He added: “We need to take steps to protect against the alteration of legitimate content with an intent to deceive or defraud people through the use of AI.”
Deepfake videos are made using a blend of artificial intelligence and computer imagery to create a manipulated version of a real person.
The technology can create convincing but fictional photos or videos from scratch.
Voice clones are usually dubbed into the video to make it seem more authentic, too.
The term deepfake comes from the underlying artificial intelligence technology called “deep learning.”