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DEEP FAKES. A REAL THREAT OR A NEW GOOD?

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ONLINE LECTURE

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24 OCT. 2020 Hour:15:00 Duration: 45 mins

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Maria Chmir, CEO Dowell (Rus)

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TOUR TICKET

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DEEP FAKES. A REAL THREAT OR A NEW GOOD?

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ONLINE LECTURE

// time &  date

24 OCT. 2020 Hour:15:00 Duration: 45 mins

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Maria Chmir, CEO Dowell (Rus)

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TOUR TICKET

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Have you ever heard about Deepfakes?

They are new synthetic media (portmanteau of "deep learning" and "fake") in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else's likeness.
One of the leading experts in this revolutionary technology will explain how trained neural networks to automation transfer faces from video to video with a high degree of realism.

The Dowell start up “deep fakes” can be used for the benefit of humanity?

Pay attention: this keynote could change your life… or your face!!


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Maria Chmir. Co-founder of the Dowell startup, which develops face swap technology capable of “gluing” a person’s face to another subject. This technology is used to create notorious deepfake-videos (from English deep learning and fake news), in which heads of state amaze the audience with strange statements, and movie stars turn out to be porn characters or replace other actors in old movies. https://www.dowell.ai/

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Dr. Gerrit Rößler is the managing director of the Present Futures Forum Berlin at the TU Berlin. The Forum facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between the humanities and social sciences on the one hand and engineering and natural sciences on the other, to co-design responses to the grand challenges of our time. Until September 2019 he worked for the DAAD as program manager for the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York and from 2012 through 2017 as director of the German Academic International Network (GAIN). He holds a PhD in German literature and culture from the University of Virginia and a Erstes Staatsexamen in Music and English from the TU Dortmund.