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Facebook drives effort to combat deepfakes while enabling misinformation


Facebook drives effort to combat deepfakes while enabling misinformationFacebook researchers would like to be able to detect the deepfakes their own platform helps spread.

On Friday, the company published a blog post summarizing months of collaborative work aimed at developing a framework for automatically detecting the form of machine-learning generated manipulated media known as deepfakes. Called the Deepfake Detection Challenge, the project brought together thousands of participants in a shared effort to moderate, but not overwhelming, success. 

Specifically, the blog post notes that of the over 35,000 models submitted, the top performer (against real-world examples) was able to detect deepfakes with an accuracy of 65.18 percent. So, better than a coin toss! Read more…

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