China wants to ban “deepface” — a fake video created by using neural networks

More apply videos allegedly recorded with the participation of well — known personalities- however, it is not known. Fake videos showing person in a situation which never existed, and to distinguish a fake at times seems impossible. These videos are created with the participation of neural networks GAN (generative-adversarial network) from almost nothing: just pictures downloaded from the Internet. China has decided to halt the proliferation of such “deptaku” (deepfakes).

China bans fake videos

China plans to prohibit “deepface” — and it is the first country that took seriously the manipulation of artificial intelligence with a video and sees them as a threat. On Saturday, the highest legislative body of China proposed to make it illegal to “distort the image of another person or a simulated voice using technology”, said the material published in the state newspaper China Daily.

The newspaper quoted a senior legislator Shen, Chunyao that says “invalid use of artificial intelligence technology is not only causing harm human rights on the image, but also harm national security and public interests”.

“Fake deep” or “deepface”, become more sophisticated — rather than just replace the human face, coders learned to replace the whole body. This means that anyone possessing the technical know-how, can transform anyone into a digital puppet.

If you do not understand, than it can be dangerous, in 2018 appeared fake video with the speech of the former President Barack Obama, where he warned that “we are entering an era in which our enemies can make anyone say anything at any time.” The video itself this statement is a forgery, and in this case.