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This Practice Note considers the following legal issues, technical information and applications of deepfakes:
What is a deepfake?
How do deepfakes work?
Applications of deepfakes
Applicable UK law
Corporate controls—what social media platforms and search engines are doing to counter
Technological controls—future tech counters to deepfakes
Regulation and control—problem areas concerning technological controls
Regulation and control—problem areas concerning legislative or common law controls
The term deepfake is a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’. A deepfake is a form of synthetic media in which existing media, for example, a video clip and a series of photographs, are combined together using a sophisticated type of artificial intelligence (AI) to create a realistic but fake video. Since the technology’s inception in the mid-2010s, ‘deepfake’ has come to colloquially refer to any face-swapping technique, whereby images of an individual are used by AI to generate digital doppelgängers (look-alikes) and then superimposed onto different bodies. Even manipulated videos which do not utilise AI technology are commonly referred to as deepfakes, although these may more accurately be described as ‘cheapfakes’ or ‘shallowfakes’. Since their inception, the vast majority of detected deepfakes have featured individuals in the entertainment, fashion, or sports sectors. Increasingly, major industry players such as Disney are actively developing their own variants.
Computers have been used to generate or otherwise animate the human face since the 1970s.
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