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.
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