DARPA is funding new tech that can identify manipulated videos and “deepfackes”

Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA has awarded three contracts to the nonprofit research group SRI International. Within the framework of these projects, SRI International will work closely with the Biometrics Security & Privacy group of the Idiap Research Institute.

The research group is focusing on four techniques to identify the kind of audiovisual discrepancies present in a video that has been tampered with, including lip sync analysis, speaker inconsistency detection, scene inconsistency detection (room size and acoustics) and identifying frame drops or content insertions.

 

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