An investigation found numerous sellers offering to create fake celebrity porn. Photo: Alamy

China’s deepfake celebrity porn culture stirs debate about artificial intelligence use

  • Newspaper’s investigation into how web forums and e-commerce platforms let users superimpose other people’s pictures on pornographic videos raises ethical questions about how the technology is used
  • Some sellers offer to superimpose female celebrities’ faces onto pornographic film actresses for less than US$1
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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An investigation found numerous sellers offering to create fake celebrity porn. Photo: Alamy
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The use of facial recognition technology has flourished and become a part of daily life in China. Photo: Reuters

How facial recognition works: how good is the tech at identifying people under different conditions?

  • Advanced surveillance systems combine methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and distinguishing body features.
  • In the US, a new device helps identify a person’s unique heartbeat over long distances using infrared laser
Topic |   Facial recognition

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The use of facial recognition technology has flourished and become a part of daily life in China. Photo: Reuters
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