Brave New Planet Episode 2: Deepfakes and the Future of Truth

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It’s getting easy to create convincing—but false—videos through artificial intelligence. These “deepfakes” can have interesting applications in art and education, but they can also cause great harm—from ruining the reputation of an ex-partner to provoking international conflicts or swinging elections. When seeing is not believing, who can we trust, and can democracy and truth survive?

For links to materials referenced in the episode, suggestions for further learning, and guest bios, visit bravenewplanet.org.

The Host

Eric Lander

Eric S. Lander, Ph.D. is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician, he has played a pioneering role in…