Tech Roundup Episode 1 – The Brave New World of Deep Fakes

In this inaugural Tech Roundup podcast, experts discuss various questions raised by “deep fake” technology, in which machine learning algorithms are used to create synthetic videos and photos. What are the potential societal and political implications of their emergence? What challenges might they present to regulators?

Join Professor Robert Chesney (co-author of “Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security”), Matthew Feeney, and Will Rinehart as they explore the implications of this emerging technology.

Matthew Feeney

Director, Project on Emerging Technologies

Cato Institute

Robert Chesney

James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

University of Texas at Austin School of Law

William Rinehart

Senior Research Fellow

Center for Growth and Opportunity

Emerging Technology

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