MGMWERX proudly presents WERXshops, a series of events, demonstrations, discussions and seminars designed to provide Air University students, Airmen and the public with opportunities to learn from the best Subject Matter Experts. We are bringing you expertise representing academia, industry, technology, innovation, national security, foreign policy, space and so much more.
TOPIC | #deepfakes, #fakevideo, #shallowfakes, #syntheticmedia
Deepfakes (a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”) are synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else’s likeness. “Synthetic media” uses hyper-realistic, artificial intelligence and “deep” learning to create “fake” content, video and audio recordings or “deepfakes.” The U.S. government, military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies have grown increasingly concerned about the potential using synthetic media to spread disinformation and commit crimes. That’s because deepfake creators have the power to cause danger, disruption and criminal opportunities, at least through our screens.
The August installment of WERXShops will feature DeepMedia, a revolutionary AI platform company that is setting the standard for responsible synthetic media use. In an age marked by misinformation, DeepMedia incorporates synthetic faces and voices into its Universal Translator to help people communicate across language barriers while simultaneously building datasets to power high-accuracy deepfake detection for the US Government.
The event will be August 26th at 11:00am CDT at MGMWERX in Montgomery, AL.
Doors open at 10:30am CDT and the discussion begins at 11:00am CDT.
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Rijul Gupta, the Chief Executive Officer, is an expert Synthetic Media engineer with a degree from Yale and a passion for connecting people across nations. Before founding DeepMedia, he worked 7+ years as a corporate ML contractor. Now, Rijul is dedicated to building tech that helps people communicate across language and cultural barriers.
Emma Brown, the Chief Operating Officer, speaks 6 languages – English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian/Croatian, and Mandarin. After graduating top of her class from Yale with a double major in Russian and Eastern European Studies and Political Science, she worked as a performance marketing/digital sales expert for five years. Emma joined DeepMedia in September 2020.
Daniel Selli, the Head of Federal Engagement, graduated from Cornell, was a US Marines, and has 5+ years w/ DoD startup engagement
DeepMedia is a revolutionary AI platform company that is setting the standard for responsible synthetic media use. In an age marked by misinformation, DeepMedia incorporates synthetic faces and voices into its Universal Translator in order to help people communicate across language barriers while simultaneously building datasets to power high-accuracy DeepFake detection for the US Government. With massive revenue potential, world class technology, and Ivy-League trained machine learning engineers and linguists, DeepMedia plans to be the world’s premier synthetic media platform company. DeepMedia is a San Francisco-based, Synthetic-Media platform company that pioneers industry-leading generation and detection capabilities for dual-use commercial and defense purposes.
The company is an expert in synthetically-manipulated audio/video (e.g., DeepFakes) creation and detection, having previously briefed Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), National Geospatial Agency (NGA), National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) on the underlying technology that powers ongoing and meaningful threats to US National Security. DeepMedia offers ethical-only generation services such as its “Universal Translator” which is currently in production with the United Nations, Film & TV Production Studios, and the biggest content-creators on YouTube to automatically translate, dub, and lipsync videos in 10+ languages. As a leader in the rapidly developing Synthetic-Media space, DeepMedia aims to provide the Defense and Intelligence Communities with unparalleled access to technology and data in order to ensure that the United States and its allies remain dominant in all forms of synthetic generation and detection.