4/27 (Sat.) Boundaries of perception/susu_jpg (Host: John)

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4/27 (Sat.) Boundaries of perception/susu_jpg (Host: John)

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It's been almost two years since our last discussion on this topic, and I'd like to pay tribute to Rock for hosting it. Let’s explore what the dynamic is now in two years' time and delve into a few hot issues with regard to it.

Session I

1. We used to have to train AI models on a huge amount of data in order to produce deepfaked images, audios, but now it’s not the case anymore. Some of the applications mentioned in the video, such as live deepfake masks, translating film into other languages, and TV series featuring deepfaked celebrities, were not mature enough two years ago but are now actively used in industries. What are your thoughts on these use cases? Do you know any novel applications of deepfake technology? Please share with your groupmates.

2. In 2020, a child custody case involved a mother presenting an audio recording of the child’s father uttering violent words over the phone to the children. However, subsequent digital forensics revealed that the file had been doctored using AI technology. Now, four years have elapsed and the technologies have come quite a long way. How concerned are you about the potential for AI technology to be used to fabricate evidence or influence legal outcomes? How confident are you in the ability of our legal system to detect and prevent the misuse of AI-generated content in court?

3. Europol(European International Police Agency) says that experts estimate as much as 90% of online content may be synthetically generated by 2026 and fear that this may lead to a situation where citizens no longer have a shared reality and even cause “information apocalypse”. How do you feel about the possibility that a large portion of online content could be artificially generated by 2026? Do you think it would be harder to know what's true or not on the internet if a lot of the content is fake? What do you think could happen if most of what we see online isn't real?

Session II

There's this Twitch streamer named susu_jpg who just rolled out her own online platform. Fans can now chat with her AI bot through text messages and even voice calls. Plus, the platform can generate both nude and non-nude photos tailored to each person's preferences. She decided to collab with this AI company for the following reasons:

1. She figured “If people are gonna deepfake me anyway, why not flip the script and make some cash off it?”

2. To make it easy for people to access her photos with her full consent, rather than visiting dubious websites for deepfake tech, which exposes them to high risks.

3. To shield her fans from getting duped and catfished by imposters

Surely, she also faces some criticisms about this product. Here are a few, along with her responses:

1. Criticism: This bot will make people parasocial.

Response: People who said that probably have been dealing with that for years.

2. Criticism: It takes advantage of lonely men.

Response: This product is for adults only, and grown men have the free will agency to decide what they're gonna do with their time and money.

3. Criticism: What if a crazy person thinks the bot is real?

Response: Someone crazy will do crazy things regardless. Simply being alive puts us at risk of a crazy person. We can’t live our lives never doing anything just because of this.

1. Do you agree with her arguments regarding the collaboration or her responses to the criticism? What points do you agree and disagree with, and why?

2. The main victims of this new technology are women at the moment. By estimation, 96% of deepfake production is used to produce porn without their consent. What does this statistic suggest to you? Do you believe there are effective measures to halt its proliferation, or are people resigned to compromise and, perhaps, embrace it as susu_jpg did?

3. How do you feel about the idea of interacting with AI-generated content like susu_jpg's platform? Would you be comfortable using such a service, or do you have any concerns about other aspects of the experience?

4. In what ways do you think AI-generated content like susu_jpg's platform could impact the future of online interaction and entertainment? Are there any potential benefits or drawbacks that come to mind?

3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

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