“Increasingly Convincing” Deepfakes Raise Concerns

February 9, 2023

Artificial intelligence is being employed to create “increasingly convincing” videos in the first use of so-called deepfake technology by a foreign government to undercut the United States, the New York Times reports. In Issues, Braden R. Allenby explores how such technological advances are combining with social forces to form “an emerging domain of asymmetric warfare that attacks the shared beliefs and values that support an adversary’s culture and resiliency.” The United States is especially vulnerable to such “weaponized narratives,” Allenby writes, calling on the nation to update its responses “for a new cultural and technological age.”

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