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Episode 56 - True News, Fake Faces, and Adversarial Algorithms

Episode 56 - True News, Fake Faces, and Adversarial Algorithms

Google's "VP of Trust and Safety" has put out Google's strategy for weeding out fake news. Do they have the right definition? Will it work? What is a VP of Trust and Safety? We'll discuss whether Google is looking out for their users.

In that vein, we wanted to discuss new ways fake news might be generated. The site thispersondoesnotexist.com created images of people who are not real but look pretty convincing. They use Generative Adversarial Networks. After you listen, you'll know how GANs work to create plausible images.


Live Stream

This is also the first time we’ve livestreamed our discussion on YouTube. This is still experimental (Aaron and I are working out the kinks) but I’ll paste what we recorded below:

 
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