Fakes Aren't Funny: Why Business Needs to Address Image Manipulation Now

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Image fakery technology has taken a great leap forward in the past few years, driven by inexpensive computing power and sophisticated software that is widely available. You can now make anyone say anything, in near real time, and alter documents that are supposed to be trustworthy in a hard-to-detect manner. Possible solutions, including a checksum/blockchain approach, will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand the capabilities of the latest image fakery technologies.
2: Appreciate where this will impact the business cycle in law, insurance, etc.
3: Know how to ‘fake-proof’ your own systems to the extent possible

General familiarity with digital images.

Thomas Keenan


Professor, University of Calgary

Hackers & Threats Protecting Data & Applied Crypto


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