TNW 100: Cheap Deepfakes Sept. 19, 2019

from Tech News Weekly (MP3)· ·

Tech News Weekly (Audio) * (01:55) Britt Paris, co-author of "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes," discusses the ways that fakes are being detected and how those systems might not be good enough as the technology gets better. * (15:55) Employees at Microsoft are sharing their salary information on an anonymous spreadsheet, and Dave Gershgorn from OneZero was granted access to it. * (32:14) With the launch of Apple Arcade, Ian Sherr from CNET got perspectives from developers to understand the value proposition of creating exclusives for the subscription service. * (44:47) Descript is a startup working on creating tools for podcasters …



  • (01:55) Britt Paris, co-author of "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes," discusses the ways that fakes are being detected and how those systems might not be good enough as the technology gets better.
    • (15:55) Employees at Microsoft are sharing their salary information on an anonymous spreadsheet, and Dave Gershgorn from OneZero was granted access to it.
    • (32:14) With the launch of Apple Arcade, Ian Sherr from CNET got perspectives from developers to understand the value proposition of creating exclusives for the subscription service.
    • (44:47) Descript is a startup working on creating tools for podcasters that will allow for editing audio like an email and replacing words with synthetically generated words in the voice of the speaker.
    • (51:04) Mikah has a surprise for Jason and the world, and things will never be the same again.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Britt Paris, Dave Gershgorn, and Ian Sherr

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