Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse
What You Urgently Need To Know
by Nina Schick
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 6 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 6 Jan 2022
Octopus Publishing, Monoray
"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
"Schick's Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is a short, sharp book that hits you like a punch in the stomach." - Nick Cohen, The Observer
"Deep Fakes is an uncomfortable but gripping read, probing the way in which the internet has been flooded with disinformation and dark arts propaganda." - Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times
"A searing insight into a world so many of us find difficult to understand. I was gripped from the first page." - Iain Dale, Broadcaster
"With this powerful book, Nina Schick has done us all a great public service...It's your civic duty to read it." - Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics
"Gripping, alarming and morally vital." - Ian Dunt, Host of Remainiacs Podcast
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.