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Summary

Deep Fakes are coming, and we are not ready.  

Advanced AI technology is now able to create video of people doing things they never did, in places they have never been, saying things they never said.  

In the hands of rogue states, terrorists, criminals or crazed individuals, they represent a disturbing new threat to democracy and personal liberty. 

Deep Fakes can be misused to shift public opinion, swing Presidential elections, or blackmail, coerce, and silence individuals. And when combined with the destabilising overload of disinformation that has been dubbed 'the Infocalypse', we are potentially facing a danger of world-changing proportions.

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is International Political Technology Advisor Nina Schick's stark warning about a future we all need to understand before it's too late.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Nina Schick (P)2020 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is an urgent, thoughtful and thoroughly-researched book that raises uncomfortable questions about the way that information is being distorted by states and individuals...A must-read." (Greg Williams, Editor in Chief of WIRED UK)

"Essential reading for any one interested about the shocking way information is and will be manipulated." (Lord Edward Vaizey)

"With this powerful book, NIna Schick has done us all a great public service... it's your civic duty to read it." (Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics)

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Short and to the point

I really liked this book. Really interesting look into the information dystopia that is just around the corner thanks to digital disinformation. The book is a little broader than just video deep fakes but thats not a bad thing. There is also a chapter on Covid19 disinformation; it must have been added in just immediately before going to press and as I write this review in January 2021 I must say that chapter has proven somewhat prescient. Overall a really interesting book.

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The Best Way Of Confirming My Developed Opinion

A big thank you to the writer, narrator and publisher for a book that neatly allows me to feel justified with my opinions and ways to move forward with them.

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Competent but avoids the deeper issues

Whilst there is nothing wrong with the areas highlighted in the book, the absence of detailed look at how and why the ‘trusted’ news sources have lost the trust of the huge sections of the public is very noticeable. An interesting book however, if I had know it would skip these sorts of issues I wouldn’t have started it.