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    Deepfakes are an interesting topic and a fast evolving one - whatever you write about it now will likely be old news by the time you publish. One interesting aspect is that humans are now pretty bad at identifying deepfakes compared to machine learning techniques designed to detect it (humans have already gone from being able to spot about 90% of deepfakes to 53% in a few years). For AI detection methods it's an arms race. I've no idea about how this translates to law courts but i did find this article that focuses on legal aspects.

    An advantage we currently have is that it takes hours of video to make a deepfake (i think the one of Obama needed 9 hours) - that will be hard to obtain for people who aren't famous, but that time will shorten as the tech matures.

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    Oh okay, well how about this... has there ever been a real life crime that was captured on camera where a person was arrested for the crime, but then it turned out to be a deepfake framing later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpony View Post
    Oh okay, well how about this... has there ever been a real life crime that was captured on camera where a person was arrested for the crime, but then it turned out to be a deepfake framing later?
    Doubtful. It could happen in the future but the technology needed to fake a video of a crime that stands up to modern forensic scrutiny isn't really there. It could be possible to deepfake something like a confession, but most guilty verdicts of capital crimes nowadays don't hang solely on one piece of evidence (so the video alone wouldn't be enough to frame an innocent party) and it's just so easy to debunk fake videos. Just because the average viewer could be fooled doesn't mean a police forensics team would be.

    Bear in mind: The whole reason we can identify deepfake videos is because they are quite easy to identify as such.
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    This was state of the art last year. Judge for yourself. Unless you want to explore technical, ethical or legal aspects of the technology in your story there's little reason to even mention it.

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    That's what expert testimony is for.
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