Expert Warns: Too Realistic Deep Fake Evidences Can Send Innocent People To Jail
Shamir Allibhai, CEO of video verification company Amber, believes content including CCTV and voice recordings will be subject to gross manipulation. Shamir is sure that deep fake materials now become so realistic that it will be easy to set up a person using the fabricated evidences in order to send him to jail.
To approve the possibility of the allegation he included viral video of comedian Bill Hader morphing into actor Tom Cruise. Shamir is concerned over deep-fake technology and warns that it is only a matter of time before the technology creeps its way into global judicial system.
"Initially, deepfakes will be manipulations of existing audio/video evidence, such as that from CCTV, voice recorders, police body cams, and bystanders’ cell phones.”
"Humans have notoriously weak hearing as compared to our sight: I would bet that we get fooled by fake audio first. It is also much easier to create believable fake audio than it is to create believable fake video.”
"In the future, video will be generated from scratch, with no basis in actual footage."
And he claims it will even become as simple as dragging someone's Facebook photo and manipulating it.
"A bad actor will simply type 'make Sally do this' and the AI tech will pull Sally’s Facebook pics and swiftly generate the fake video of the requested action. He will then type a few sentences and the AI will pull Sally’s previous recordings, generate synthetic audio based on it, sync the mouth movements, and Sally will 'say' things – in her voice – that she had never ever said.”
"Due process will be compromised without video veracity solutions: innocent people will be wrongfully convicted on manufactured evidence and guilty people will be off the hook for raising doubt as to the authenticity of the visual evidence against them."
There are growing fears the use of deep fake technology could interfere with the 2020 US Presidential election.