Comparing what life used to be earlier without technology, I believe we can all agree that today life it’s easier. More stressful probably because of everything we have to face, but whatever we want with the help of technology we can get it. However, this also has it’s dark side. Technologies were not only born to provide goodness to humans. One fine example of that are deepfakes, which can cause serious problems and misunderstandings in society.
Deepfakes are created when artificial intelligence is programmed to replace one person’s likeness with another in recorded video. This way people have been able to manipulate with a lot of public figures, and make videos of them to trouble the society. The number of deepfakes on social media has been rising rapidly cascading issues that will have real consequences around our concept of freedom of speech.
In 2018, researchers found out that deepfake faces don’t blink normally. A lot of videos that were coming up, the subject had its eyes open. In the beginning it seems like this was the solution to spot deepfakes, but as soon as it was revealed people behind these tricks tried to fix it immediately making the deepfakes blinking like a normal person.