How A.I. is changing trust online.
Here is a fact that you must know: you simply can NOT trust your eyes or your ears anymore. Artificial Intelligence can exactly mimic anyone now. You simply can NOT tell the difference.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can now...
A) create completely believable pictures of people who don't exist, but they look indistinguishable from real people. In fact, there are big name clothing companies and even magazines who are using these images instead of people.
B) create fake videos (called deepfakes) of people saying and doing things, and you can't tell the difference! This started with celebrities in fake porn videos (Scarlett Johansson tried to pursue this in court but then gave up when she realized that the technology is available to almost everyone now and there is no stopping it). But the bigger danger is political deepfakes, .
C) completely replicate people's voices to the point that you simply can't tell the difference. This past weekend I learned about the latest example of this, and it's truly scary. This technology replicates not only the person's pitch, but the timing and emotional qualities of the person's voice. They did this by replicating Joe Rogan's voice. On this site they give you 8 examples and you have to then decide if the sample is the real Joe Rogan or the AI imitating Joe Rogan.
In my opinion, what this means is that you need to stay emotionally detached and be a skeptic. Remember that people in power (politicians, media, activists, etc) WANT YOU TO BE PISSED OFF! They want you to be upset, because you are easy to manipulate when you are emotional. This will be a huge factor in the next election, and from now on.
How do you think this is going to change the world? Comment below.