Tech Talk: Deepfakes, Internet Art & Game of Thrones
Written by Brian Wesolowski
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn.
When it comes to scary uses of technology, deepfakes rank pretty high. These are images or videos created using fairly advanced technology that depict something that never really happened. Think Barack Obama being present at the Gettysburg address or Ariana Grande singing at Live Aid. And while these might be obvious fakes, it’s not hard to imagine far more nefarious abuses, such as making a politician appear to say something she did not or putting an activist at the scene of a crime.
After that, we chat with DC-based artist Sarah Jamison, who draws her inspiration from the digital media that permeates our life. Her work will soon be on display at CDT’s DC offices, so be sure to visit sometime this spring.