CCS Co-founder Memon on Deepfakes: “We must restore our ability to believe our eyes and ears”

Deepfakes have emerged as a serious cybersecurity threat at a time when “people are more likely to be influenced by images and less likely to critically assess them,” according to NYU Tandon’s Dr. Nasir Memon. Writing in IEEE Transmitter, the co-founder of NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity, discussed the dangers of a world where deepfakes make us question our own senses. Memon also describes recent advances in digital fingerprinting that can better ensure media authenticity. “It is our hope that such findings should encourage further research towards building more reliable imaging pipelines with explicit provenance-guaranteeing properties,” he concludes.

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