Lexicon Brand Manager Lauren Hoffmann hosts another edition of The LeXFactor Briefs, looking at what’s making news in the legal industry. In this episode, Lauren is joined by co-host Brad Paubel, Lexicon’s chief information officer, to look at how “deepfake” technology is becoming easier for anyone to access, and how this form of advanced digital trickery is something that attorneys must be prepared to face.
Deepfake, meaning “deep learning” and fake, refers to video, audio and other digital media manipulated by artificial intelligence to replicate a person’s likeness or voice in a simulated reality. Forensic experts rely on their eyes and ears to discover manipulated photographic and recorded evidence. Now, as manipulation technology has improved and become more accessible, experts are turning to sophisticated detection techniques. Are you, much less attorneys, able to spot a “deepfake?”