Realistic, Forged Videos Could Pose Threats to National Security & Public Safety
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and a founding member of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus (AI Caucus), joined his AI Caucus colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation that would help to protect Americans from the emergence of forged video content online. Known as deepfakes, these hyper-realistic, digital manipulations of real content can be used to depict events that did not actually occur. Deepfakes pose a serious threat to national security and public safety since manipulated content could be used by malicious actors to intentionally deceive or mislead the public.