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The next test for Deepfake videos

A speech by President Trump could be a Deepfake target. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A quiet wager has taken hold among researchers who study AI techniques about whether someone will create a so-called Deepfake video about a political candidate that receives more than 2 million views before getting debunked by the end of 2018, writes Jeremy Tsu for IEEE Spectrum, a magazine edited by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The bottom line: "It all comes down to when the technology may mature enough to digitally create fake but believable videos of politicians and celebrities saying or doing things that never actually happened in real life," Tsu writes.

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