The Future of Truth: Deepfake & Ethics (Panel)
Among some of the most significant digital advances in the screen sector in recent years is synthetic voice cloning. Used across the board and with increasing frequency it has opened a world where all that’s required for Tom Hanks to speak fluently in Russian for an entire film is a fragment of his actual voice. Likewise, the deceased may come back to life and address crowds, appear in films and commercials or recite entire audiobooks.
This technology has also enabled pranksters, culture jammers and communications and cyber “disrupters” including spy agencies, to use this technology for more nefarious ends. It is now almost impossible to tell the physical reality from the virtual fake in a worrying trend toward “alternate facts”.
With a panel of creative, legal and ethical experts, this session pulls apart the AI science and ethics to examine exactly where this fascinating area is moving for better or for worse.
Dr Ionat Zurr (UWA)
Alex Serduik (Respeecher) (Ukraine)
Brad Nisbet (ECU)
The Future of Truth: Deepfake & Ethics
State Library WA Theatre
Sat Sept 18th, 1.45pm