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Reuters Partners with Facebook Journalism Project to Help Newsrooms around the World Spot Deepfakes and Manipulated Media

Reuters, the world's largest multimedia news provider, announced the launch of an e-learning course to help newsrooms around the world spot deepfakes and manipulated media, produced in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project. 'Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media,' available, aims to help newsrooms fully equip themselves to identify and reject manipulated video, pictures and audio to help fight the spread of misinformation. The 'Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media' course encompasses real world…

Could Deepfakes Rout AI’s Trust-Quotient (TQ) Soon?

AI-based face and voice swapping technology is the most notorious trend gripping the internet. The rise of deepfakes have been so alarming in the recent months that many US and UK-based analysts fear it could rout AI’s business with unprecedented consequences. While data scientists are yet to figure out controlling measures to prevent Deepfake conspiracies in Politics, and cyber frauds, the question for many tech companies is what they are doing to prevent an average internet user from getting caught in this web of malicious…

Lufax, BCG Report: Collaborative Smart Transformation to Help Break the Zero-Sum Game in Wealth Management

The rapid advancement of smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud computing, and blockchain, compounded with the changing demographics in the existing and potential customer base of wealth management services, makes a compelling case for both wealth managers and regulators to embrace the increasingly available and progressively sophisticated financial technology (FinTech) solutions, according to a new report commissioned by Lufax and authored by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The…

Tamperproof Media Startup Announces Seed Round and Company Launch

Combats digital fraud and deepfakes with data validation platform Attestiv, Inc., a digital data validation platform has officially announced its launch. The company has closed a Series Seed offering led by Castle Island Ventures, with Plug and Play Ventures and Mentors Fund capping off a total raise over $2 Million. In a world rampant with digital fraud and rapidly emerging deepfake technology, the company's platform uses AI and blockchain technology to validate and secure the authenticity of digital media. The…

Acuant Partners with Nikia Dx to Bolster Financial Services Security and Compliance Offerings

Acuant, a Leading Global Provider of Identity Verification Solutions, Announced a Partnership With Nikia Dx to Serve the Company’s Extensive Client Network, Including Leading Insurance, Financial Services and Utility Companies Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, announced a partnership with Nikia Dx to serve the company’s extensive client network, including leading insurance, financial services and utility companies. "We are focused on realizing the promise of customer engagement for our…

MarTech Interview with Sovan Bin, CEO and Founder at Odaseva

"It is really important for large companies to enhance data protection in the Cloud and address the compliance side at the forefront of data privacy, since regulation often moves faster than technology." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start Odaseva? I think the initial start of this company was my role as a Software Architect - working to implement Salesforce. Schneider Electric requested a study on how to bring the maturity of the data processes from the on-prem environment to…

Are You Confident About Distinguishing Between a Computer-Generated Voice and Human Voice?

Despite the growing presence of deepfake voice fraud, Americans believe that they can to detect a CG-voice pretending to be a human voice.; Research by ID R&D published as biometric firm prepares to demo voice anti-spoofing solutions at CES  Despite the growing presence and impact of deepfake voice fraud, more than one-third of Americans were confident that they would be able to detect a computer-generated voice pretending to be a human voice (36%), according to new survey results released today by ID R&D. Just 30%…

TechBytes with Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer at Jumio

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Jumio? I serve as a Chief Product Officer at Jumio, the leading provider of online identity verification technology and biometric-based authentication services for financial services, travel, sharing economy, gaming and cryptocurrency sectors. A product visionary and leader in the global financial services and e-commerce spaces, I have successfully led products for over a decade. How does Identity Authentication technology work for Marketing and…

TechBytes with Brice Chambraud, Managing Director at Blackbird.AI

Could you tell us about your role and team you handle at Blackbird.ai? I am Managing Director of Blackbird.ai, APAC. As Managing Director, I am responsible for the commercial development of Blackbird.AI’s solutions across the region. From Singapore, the team and I work with multiple stakeholders in the region to provide organizations and society with the trained eye and vigilance needed to defend against disinformation before it causes irreparable harm. Our specific focus on disinformation campaigns stems from the…

Pindrop Voice Intelligence Report Finds 90 Voice Fraud Attacks Occur Every Minute

Annual Report Spotlights Latest Security Threats and Trends, including Deepfakes and the Rise of Synthetic Voices Pindrop, the pioneer in voice security and authentication, released its annual Voice Intelligence Report uncovering skyrocketing fraud rates, with 90 voice channel attacks occurring every minute in the U.S. Additional key findings include: Voice fraud continues to serve as a major threat, with rates climbing more than 350 percent from 2014 to 2018 The 2018 fraud rate is 1 in 685, remaining at the top…

Jumio Launches Real-Time Verification Solution, Powered Exclusively by AI

Jumio Go Is the First Automated Solution in the Market to Spot Deepfakes, Bots and Sophisticated Spoofing Attacks with Certified Liveness Detection Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced the beta release of Jumio Go, the company’s first real-time, fully automated identity verification solution. It is designed to remove friction from the user onboarding process, while still fighting online identity fraud and meeting AML and KYC compliance mandates. “Given Jumio’s AI expertise,…

AdTech Pro Alex Gardner of Index Exchange Chats About #DMEXCO 2019

We chatted with Index Exchange's Chief Revenue Officer, Alex Gardner about his expectations from DMEXCO 2019, and why AdTech professionals should attend the event. DMEXCO is a leading AdTech-centric trade show for every decision-maker in the online publishing business, marketers, and sales professionals. The 2-day trade show is held at Cologne, Germany. We chatted with Index Exchange's Chief Revenue Officer, Alex Gardner about his expectations from the event, and why AdTech professionals should attend the event. In…