What are deepfakes?
Deepfakes are a type of audio visual media content that, while it has been altered using artificial intelligence technologies (AI), appears deceptively realistic. The technology enables the depiction of persons, objects, or the environment in any thinkable way. So far, deepfakes have mainly existed in pornographic contexts, but their increasing implementation in societal areas such as politics is expected.
Publications & lectures
Lecture: Audiovisual Media Content Based on Artificial Intelligence: Analysis of the Challenges and Potentials of Deepfakes in Collaboration with Science, Economy and Society
The establishment and extension of interdisciplinary cooperations is integral to the project. Allstakeholders that have been addressed in the previous project phases are relevant. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to become a part of the interdisciplinary network in the context of this project or if you have questions concerning the contents of the project.
Spheres of activity that might be relevant include, but are not limited to:
- Institutions dealing with promotion of media literacy
- Deepfake technology development, start ups
- Media organizations, journalists
- Scientific research groups
- Politics and political organizations
The team involved in the project is based at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. The project is led by representatives of the Chair of Communication Management and the Chair of Empirical Communication and Media Research.