The rise of deepfakes (convincingly faked videos created using artificial intelligence) poses a significant challenge for democracies across the world. They can be used to intimidate activists, undermine elections, and cast doubt over genuine footage.
Broadcaster and author, Nina Schick, will be speaking with WebRoots Democracy director, Areeq Chowdhury, about her new book 'Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse'. During this discussion, they will delve deep into the technology and consider the potential impacts they may have for democracy, as well as society more widely. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This event has been organised by WebRoots Democracy, a London-based think tank focused on progressive and inclusive technology policy.