For Tech's Sake v2.10_bonus: Dr Conor Linehan, psychology researcher
In this extended interview with UCC’s Dr Conor Linehan, we talk more about how people respond to deepfakes, why some people don’t want the ability to recast every film at a whim, and why sometimes too much choice is a bad thing.
As well as the risks and potential harms deepfakes pose, we discussed some positive uses of deepfakes, such as in assistive tech or artistically, such as in this Kendrick Lamar video.
If you want to jump to the stuff that wasn’t covered in the main episode, jump to about 22 minutes in.
Conor was speaking to us on the back of research he conducted with Dr Gillian Murphy at University College Cork and Lero, the Irish software research centre. You can find out more about Conor and his work @conorlinehan on Twitter and you can read the Face/Off study here: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0287503
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We hope you enjoy this discussion with Conor as much as we did, and be sure to come back next week for an all-new episode.