Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
The COVID-19 death toll in the US is now over 130,000. What do 130,000 fatalities look like? A biostatistician provides some perspective.
July 10, 2020 • ~9 min