Discussion video: Deepfakes

A recording of a live discussion the NATO StratCom COE held on 6 May 2020. Discussion was moderated by NATO StratCom COE director Jānis Sārts. Speakers: Mr Tim Hwang (Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative) and Mr Keir Giles (Conflict Studies Research Centre).

Among the many areas of concern around the technology, perhaps one of the most widely discussed has been the threat posed by “deepfakes”: synthetic audio, images, and video generated with artificial intelligence. This discussion provided a primer to deepfakes and forecast their potential future role in online disinformation campaigns. It will offer recommendations to those seeking to address the threat.