Deepfakes can cause geopolitical rifts
One of the prominent geopolitical risks of AI is its capacity to produce deepfakes, which can be any audio-visual content that depicts real individuals in fictitious situations. This can poses a geopolitical risk across nations.
Risks of Deepfakes in Geopolitics
- Geopolitical Threat of Deepfakes: Deepfakes, realistic fake videos, pose a significant geopolitical risk.
- Global Recognition of Deepfake Risks: G20 nations and organizations like Europol recognize deepfake threats.
- Disruption and Vulnerabilities: Deepfakes can disrupt institutions, jeopardize elections, and impact financial markets.
Challenges in Detecting Deepfakes
- Technological glitch: Detecting deepfakes is challenging due to evolving technology.
- Detection methods have limitations, including vulnerability to compression and distortion.
- Process and identification: Deepfake creation involves an iterative process, making detection more difficult.
- Cross-border issues: Banning deepfakes is ineffective due to cross-border content
- Agencies involved: The US NSA suggests using a combination of detection and provenance methods.
- Funding mechanism: G20 nations should consider financing deepfake detection, similar to funding energy transitions, to safeguard digital truth.