Russian scientists train artificial intelligence to detect "fake videos" Russian scientists train artificial intelligence to detect "fake videos"

Russian scientists train artificial intelligence to detect "fake videos"

Russian scientists train artificial intelligence to detect "fake videos"

Russia has developed a program to detect fake videos. The Izvestia TV channel said that the algorithm was developed by professors at Don State University.
This technology will help find fake content on the Internet. The developers hope that journalists and ordinary users will benefit from it.

Alexander Gurov, a professor at the university and one of the innovators of the technology, said that at present, a fake video can be easily created with the help of artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, neural networks are becoming smarter every day. It is now difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is fake.

This technique, created by professors at the Russian Don University in the city of Rostov on the Don, focuses on the faces in the frame. The algorithm can recognize signs of external appearance using neural networks. The program is also able to detect discrepancies between speech and facial expressions. It also takes into account “extra pixels” (the smallest elements) in the image and analyzes each frame in the video recording.

It is noteworthy that the "Novosti" agency had previously reported that professors from Don State University had created a substance that can produce "fuel from water."

33 US states file a lawsuit against Meta and its social platforms

Attorneys general in dozens of US states have filed a lawsuit against Meta and its social platforms due to their negative effects on young users.
The lawsuit accused Instagram, Facebook, and their parent company, Meta, of contributing to fueling the youth mental health crisis through the addictive nature of their social media platforms.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, alleges that Meta repeatedly misled the public about the high risks of its platforms and intentionally induced young children and teens into addictive and compulsive social media use.

"META has harnessed powerful and unprecedented techniques to lure, engage, and ultimately trap youth and adolescents. Its motive is profit," said the complaint filed by 33 states, including California and Illinois.

The lawsuit says Meta strives to ensure young people spend as much time as possible on social media by intentionally designing its platforms with manipulative features. The company deceptively denied publicly that its social media was malicious, the lawsuit added.

It is expected that nine other states will file similar lawsuits, bringing the total number of states filing lawsuits to 42 states.

Public interest in the impact of social media on children's mental health reached a high point in 2021 when Frances Hogan, a former employee turned whistleblower, released internal documents showing that Instagram had exacerbated body image issues for some teenage girls and that the company, She was aware of this.

These findings, mentioned in the lawsuit, led to a congressional hearing on the impact of social media on young people.

Meta and other social media companies already face hundreds of lawsuits filed on behalf of children and school districts making similar claims.

Early this year, lawyers representing more than 100 families filed a major complaint accusing social media companies, including Meta, Snapchat, Google, and TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, of harming young people with their products. .

This issue is ongoing. In a joint statement, lawyers in that case praised the step now taken by US prosecutors. “This important step underscores the undeniable urgency of addressing the impact of addictive and harmful social media platforms, an issue of paramount importance nationally, as they continue to contribute to the pervasive mental health crisis among America’s youth,” they said.

For its part, Meta confirmed in a statement that it seeks to make teenagers safe on the Internet. “We are disappointed that instead of working productively with companies across the industry to create clear, age-appropriate standards for the many apps teens use, prosecutors have chosen this path,” a company spokesperson said.
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