A GROWING PROBLEM OF ‘DEEPFAKE GEOGRAPHY’: HOW AI FALSIFIES SATELLITE IMAGES

A release from the University of Washington on 21 April is concerned with what a new University-led study calls “location spoofing”.  Photos — created by different people, for different purposes — are fake but look like genuine images of real places; and with the more sophisticated AI technologies available today, researchers warn that such “deepfake geography” could become a growing problem. A team of researchers set out to identify new ways of detecting fake satellite photos, warn of the dangers of falsified geospatial data and call for a system of geographic fact-checking.

https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/04/21/a-growing-problem-of-deepfake-geography-how-ai-falsifies-satellite-images/

See also –

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/04/better-way-spot-deep-faked-satellite-images/173586/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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