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April 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Join Giorgio Patrini, the cofounder and CEO of Sensity, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity company in an exploration of deepfake videos in this Creative Thought Forum virtual talk.


AI-generated audiovisual media has gathered significant attention from the news, social media platforms, security experts and governments alike. Since 2017, these realistic-seeming videos and audio have been referred to as “deepfakes”. The significance of deepfakes is explained by three elements. First, we overview capabilities and accessibility of the technology, and its trend towards commodification. Second, we discuss real-world cases of weaponization and other near-term consequences. Third and finally, we consider the technological countermeasures currently being researchers and the industry.


About the speaker:


Dr. Giorgio Patrini, is Cofounder and CEO at Sensity, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity company that protects individuals and organizations from visual threats online, such as “deepfakes”. He holds an MEng in Computer Engineering at Milan Polytechnic in 2011, and PhD on Machine Learning from the Australian National University in 2016 with a thesis on the robustness of deep neural networks to noise. He held postdoctoral research positions within the Australian Federal Governments working on privacy-preserving machine learning and at the University of Amsterdam with research on deep generative models. In 2012 he cofounded Waynaut, a startup acquired by lastminute.com


SAR Members Conversation with Giorgio Patrini
Thursday, April 8, 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

Following Giorgio Patrini’s talk, SAR invites current members to take a deeper dive into the topics during an informal Zoom conversation with the presenter.

What does the future of deepfakes look like? What impact will they have on communities and our understanding of truth going forward? This program provides a unique opportunity to talk with the speaker about his research and ideas.

Free and open to SAR members only. Limited to 50 screens. RSVP to Amy Schiffer, schiffer@sarsf.org

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