SEATTLE, WA — Amazon is joining the fight against fake videos online known as deepfakes. The company is teaming with Facebook in the Deepfake Detection Challenge.
Amazon will offer $1 million dollars in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits to help teams develop technology that will spot deepfakes.Facebook is also giving researchers five-thousand sample videos to use.
Deepfakes are videos that have been altered using artificial intelligence to mislead the viewer. “The same technology which has given us delightfully realistic animation effects in movies and video games, has also been used by bad actors to blur the distinction between reality and fiction. “Deepfake” videos manipulate audio and video using artificial intelligence to make it appear as though someone did or said something they didn’t.,”AWS described in a statement.
AWS says they’ll host the datasets from the competition available later this year as well as the support of their Amazon machine learning experts to help the teams get started.
Experts say the use of artificial intelligence to create deepfakes will only get worse as technology advances.
The Deepfake Detection Challenge kicks off in December.
More information is available here: https://www.deepfakedetectionchallenge.ai