Navireads | The Face/Off Edition

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Posted on November 23, 2018

This week, the NiemenLab discuss the The Wall Street Journal’s steps in preparing their journalists to detect deepfakes. Deepfakes are created using a technique which superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos. This ability to create very realistic, fake videos using GINs technology could have serious, far-reaching repercussions within media and government. And makes you think that Face/Off wasn’t such an unrealistic movie plot?

Also on our radars this week, Vardø – the witch capital of Norway; bread-baking bros in Silicon Valley (good crumb); Bill Gate’s want you to understand Silicon Valley by watching Silicon Valley; a podcast about the booming business of muzak, RBG and more. C’est tout, until next week.

Compiled, with love, by Emmeline Hobbs

Knowledge and Learning Officer

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