Nancy Mace previews House hearing on AI deepfakes
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing titled, “Deep Fakes: Examining the Threat of Artificial Intelligence-Generated Media to American Democracy.”
The hearing will look at the security concerns and risk posed by the spread of artificial intelligence-generated media, known as “deep fakes”. Deep fakes are videos, images, or audio recordings that have been manipulated to feature subjects saying or doing things they did not say or do. The hearing will focus on how these deep fakes can be used to manipulate public discourse and cause real damage.
Witnesses invited to the hearing include experts on deep fake technology, national security professionals, and representatives from social media companies. The witnesses will provide testimony on how deep fakes can be used to interfere with elections and other aspects of public life, and will offer proposals on how to protect against these kinds of digital threats.
The hearing comes as the U.S. government ramps up its efforts to combat the spread of deep fake technology. Last year, the Pentagon created a joint task force to coordinate the effort to counter malicious deep fakes, and organizations such as the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence are looking into the potential risks of deep fakes.