High Tech Crimes International 2018, Washington D.C. August 19-22

The phenomena of Fake Photos, Audio and Video have become viral.  Just one example according to the Washington Post (2017),

“following an attack on the London Bridge that killed eight people, fake photos started popping up of individuals falsely labeled as missing. Internet trolls widely shared a grainy picture of a man driving a silver car and said it was a picture of the suspect. (It turned out to be an old photo of a controversial but unrelated American comedian.)”

This activity has become commonplace on the Internet and Social Media and the results in many cases end up on the nightly news as FACTS.  Not only is this practice extremely dangerous and unethical but it is simply fraud.

Our ability to separate Legitimate from Fake digital photos that are created with sophisticated Artificial Intelligence methods is vital.  Once we do, we can prosecute those that conduct this activity for economic, political or other even more nefarious motives.

During this training session methods for the creating of fake photos and the detection of them was presented.


William Wan (2017, July 17). “Many people can’t tell when photos are fake. Can you?”  The Washington Post. Retrieved from
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