The latest on this comes from Fox 5‘s Joe Toohey:
Deep fake research is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which acts as the research and development wing of the U.S. Defense Department. They’re working to develop a set of tools the government and public can use to detect and combat the rise of deep fakes. “What we’re doing here is providing a kind of detection method to authenticate these videos,” Lyu said.
What’s more, deep fakes technically aren’t that hard to make. All it takes is a few seconds of video of someone, a powerful computer, and some code, which Lyu and his team don’t release publicly. “The real danger, I believe, is the fact that the line between what is real and what is fake is blurred because of the existence of this kind of technology,” Lyu said.
See full story at Fox 5.