Posts Tagged ‘technology’

September 8th, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative Continues Regional Workshops Across States

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative will launch a new series of regional workshops ahead of the off-year elections. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-6973 or The initiative to discuss ways to shore up cyber security in campaigns and government elections offices first began with a state-by-state effort in January 2020 that […]

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June 17th, 2019

“Deepfake” videos go viral: USC experts on risks and solutions

So-called “deepfake” videos use artificial intelligence (AI) to alter images, including swapping faces and voices to create realistic videos. Deepfakes are on the rise, including those depicting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, adding to concerns that the technology could be used to disrupt the 2020 presidential election. A U.S. House […]