Deepfake Technology Is Now a Threat to Everyone. What Do We Do?

Kartik Hosanagar (@khosanagar) is a professor of technology and digital business at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and co-director of the AI for Business faculty. He is also the author of A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control.

In October, MIT professor Sinan Aral warned his Twitter followers that he had discovered a video of yourself that he hadn’t recorded his advocacy of a mutual fund’s stock trading algorithm. In reality, it was not Prof. Aral in the video, but an artificial intelligence creation in his own image or a so-called very convincing “deepfake”.