How can we establish the truth when the images and videos around us may be lying?
Associate University Librarian for Research and Digital Strategy Cliff Anderson will discuss Deepfakes: Facing the Challenge of Synthetic Media on Sunday, April 10, 1:00–3:00 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema as a part of the TEDxVanderbiltUniversity series. Deepfakes are synthetic media that realistically portray people in situations that never actually took place. By falsifying the historical record, deepfakes pose a threat to the evidentiary value of media.
About TED and TEDx
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.