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"Deepfakes," Ethics, and the First Amendment

For this meeting, we'll discuss the intersection of "deepfakes," ethics and the First Amendment.

A Wikipedia definition of a "deepfake" (and its application) is as follows: "a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network. Because of these capabilities, deepfakes have been used to create fake celebrity pornographic videos or revenge porn. Deepfakes can also be used to create fake news and malicious hoaxes." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepfake).

For this meeting, we'll discuss the following:

○ Have we now officially charted into the "Post-Truth" world?

○ What are, and should be, the limits of the First Amendment, if any?

○ How can the existing laws and legal remedies fend off the use of deepfakes for malicious purposes?

○ What ethical obligations, if any, do the tech companies and media industries have in combating deepfakes that are used for malicious purposes?

○ What ought to be the proper legislation or regulation, if any, in combating deepfakes that are used for malicious purposes?