While deepfake videos — AI-fabricated video footage that looks real to an untrained eye — are more well-known, Richard Yonck (@ryonck) explains in GeekWire that faked maps and location data also pose serious risks by abetting espionage and propaganda (and, on the less-serious side, making it easier for people to cheat in Pokemon Go). Fortunately, researchers at the University of Washington are developing methods that can help identify these geographic deepfakes. But first, they had to learn how to make them themselves. Image: NASA
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