The New Arms Race: Deep Fakes and Their Impact on Information
… Three years ago, DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, created a Media Forensic Program or MediFor to develop technological tools to automatically detect what is real and what is not real in deep fakes. … Nasir Memon, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering also leads a team. … In Memon’s work, difficult to reproduce watermarks would be inserted into the camera’s imaging pipeline. “These are patterns that we put inside that are not visible by the human eye but can be detected by a computer algorithm, and based on a secret so others cannot put it in. They are very verifiable,” said Memon.