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DALL-E, Deepfakes and the New Frontier of Online Misinformation

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"Purple kittens snorkeling in the style of Monet," generated by OpenAI's Dall-E 2.

The artificial intelligence-powered image generator DALL-E 2 can take any words you type in — like “purple kittens snorkeling in the style of Monet” — and create that as a picture. There are some company-imposed limitations to what you can tell the AI to make: you can’t upload faces and you can’t generate images of public figures. But as fake images and videos become easier to generate— by anyone — what does the new landscape of online misinformation look like? Deepfake expert Hany Farid joins us to share his fears and hopes for this brave new world of image generation.

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Hany Farid, professor with a joint appointment in electrical engineering & computer sciences and the School of Information, UC Berkeley

Lama Ahmad, policy researcher, OpenAI


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