He made a disturbing video for CNN: It’s absolutely essential to tell people about what’s coming

He made a disturbing video for CNN: It’s absolutely essential to tell people about what’s coming
He made a disturbing video for CNN: It’s absolutely essential to tell people about what’s coming

“Today we are still looking for fakes in the mass of real content, but I think very soon there will be a time when most of the content will be fake or we will have to assume that it is fake, and then we will look for what is real,” explains 19-year-old student Matyáš Boháček. who studies artificial intelligence at Stanford University in the US.

A young student created a deepfake together with the American university professor Hany Farid (realistic editing of the video – note ed.) of the American CNN TV presenter Anderson Cooper, who alternated with a real journalist on the broadcast. They created the moderator using publicly available tools in a few weeks.

“We were also contacted by some managers directly from CNN that at first they really thought it was the real Anderson, it was quite funny,” Boháček describes, adding that some colleagues reproached him for “excessive alarmism” regarding hypothetical scenarios according to which the artificial intelligence will imitate the moderators.

According to Boháček, almost everyone will soon be able to create similar videos. “I think it can come within a few months. I think soon there will be some kind of page, some kind of system, where I enter exactly the person I want, exactly the text I want, and it will generate the deepfake in very high quality,” he says a nineteen-year-old student.

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Boháček believes that it is absolutely essential that sufficient awareness be created regarding fake videos on the Internet. “It should be addressed both in schools and, perhaps, in universities of the third age. For seniors, I think this topic is primarily problematic, because our young generation has somehow come to terms with the existence of artificial intelligence. For many of our older fellow citizens, it can be much more difficult to understand,” adds the student.

“Also, people are not yet sufficiently exposed to the term deepfake. Because it is an English term, I think even many people who understand English don’t know exactly what it actually is. And we also have a large part of our population who can’t English, so I don’t think they can conceptualize it very much,” adds Boháček, adding that simply labeling a specific video “deepfake” is not enough, and some people may still believe it.

How to recognize deepfake videos? Can he cry or wave? According to Boháček, can videos created by artificial intelligence influence the next elections to the Chamber of Deputies in 2025? What deepfake video did the artificial intelligence student himself believe? And how does the perception of AI differ in the Czech Republic and in the USA? Find out in the introductory video.

The article is in Czech

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