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Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781913183554

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“Nina Schick is alerting us to a danger from the future that is already here.” – Adam Boulton, Editor at Large, Sky News

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is an urgent, thoughtful and thoroughly-researched book that raises uncomfortable questions about the way that information is being distorted by states and individuals… A must-read.” – Greg Williams, Editor in Chief of WIRED UK

“Essential reading for any one interested about the shocking way information is and will be manipulated.” – Lord Edward Vaizey

Deep Fakes are coming, and we are not ready.

Advanced AI technology is now able to create video of people doing things they never did, in places they have never been, saying things they never said.

In the hands of rogue states, terrorists, criminals or crazed individuals, they represent a disturbing new threat to democracy and personal liberty.

Deep Fakes can be misused to shift public opinion, swing Presidential elections, or blackmail, coerce, and silence individuals. And when combined with the destabilising overload of disinformation that has been dubbed ‘the Infocalypse’, we are potentially facing a danger of world-changing proportions.

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is International Political Technology Advisor Nina Schick’s stark warning about a future we all need to understand before it’s too late.

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Reviews

Gripping, alarming and morally vital. Reading this book is like being ushered into a terrifying new world where nothing can be trusted. Thankfully Nina Schick guides us through it in a reassuringly old-fashioned way: with diligence, breezy storytelling, expert insight and a tried-and-tested commitment to accuracy.
Ian Dunt, Host of Remainiacs Podcast
Deep Fakes is an uncomfortable but gripping read, probing the way in which the internet has been flooded with disinformation and dark arts propaganda dubbed by Schick as "the Infocalypse" - and how that has undermined democracies around the world. The book sketches out an alarming future where convincing fakes will make it even harder for citizens to disentangle truth from lies, and I would advise policy-makers to read it.
Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times
With this powerful book, Nina Schick has done us all a great public service. It's a brilliant guide to the challenges facing our information ecosystem. It's your civic duty to read it.
Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics
A searing insight into a world so many of us find difficult to understand. I was gripped from the first page and read the book in one sitting. The lessons I learned from it will stay with me for a long time.
Iain Dale, Broadcaster