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deepfakes and AI tricks call IoT Objectivity into question

‘Fake News’ has been a talking point for what feels like a very long time, but AI-based tools are now making headlines for creating ‘fake porn’ – with online platforms reacting as best they can to remove these ‘deepfakes’ from the web. As we increasingly experience or understand the world through digital mediums, these advances in machine-learning capabilities call into question the relevance of Objectivity (the philosophical concept) in the digital age. deepfakes was the Reddit username of someone who created the namesake tool that could map the faces of people onto the bodies of others – with mixed successes. Of course, as many will know or would have been able to guess, the first community uses of the tool…

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