Facebook, Microsoft Launch Contest To Detect Deepfake Videos

Facebook, Microsoft, deepfake videos

Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect Deepfakes, the company said in a blog post.

The social media giant is putting $10 million into the “Deepfake Detection Challenge,” which aims to spur detection research. As part of the project, Facebook is commissioning researchers to produce realistic Deepfakes to create a data set for testing detection tools.

In the run-up to the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, social platforms have been under pressure to tackle the threat of Deepfakes, which use artificial intelligence to create hyper-realistic videos where a person appears to say or do something they did not.

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