We’ve all had that wow moment, when something we thought possible only in the imagination of sci-fi writers suddenly exists at our fingertips! Just when we think we have seen everything technology has to offer, something new comes along.
These moments can stop us in our tracks and make us wonder whatever is next. At INEQE Safeguarding Group, we have seen a lot of new apps and platforms utilising deepfakes. The big question is: should you be worried?
You may have seen (and laughed) at some funny videos that use deepfake technology. For example, videos in which celebrities, friends, or relatives have had their faces manipulated to sing, dance, or even tell jokes. When deepfakes are used in this way, they are unlikely to cause serious harm.
However, there is a much more worrying and disturbing side to how deepfakes are being used online. This article brings you the latest research on deepfakes and explains how they can be misused. Read on to find out how you can protect the children in your care as this technology continues to evolve.