Deepfakes, or synthetic media, are images, audio clips, or videos that realistically depict something that did not actually occur or exist. What makes deepfakes different than analog or digital fakes is the application of advances in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to create something that is currently almost -- but soon will be -- indistinguishable from authentic media. (Vales, 2019)
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Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs, are an architecture for training generative models, such as deep convolutional neural networks for generating images.
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