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Live Ideas Festival 2019 panel: Does Truth Need Defending?
New York Live Arts
Is Reality still Real? A discussion on the fragility of truth and reality in the age of deepfake videos and synthetic images. Examining the tension between democratic scientific openness and the need to defend against adversarial use of technology, this panel delves into the societal and cultural impact in a world where we cannot trust what we see. Panelists include Ambika Samarthya-Howard (Head of Communications at WITNESS), Hilke Schellmann (Emmy-award winning investigative reporter and Assistant Professor of Journalism at NYU), and Jeff M. Smith (Associate Director, National Center for Media Forensics at UC Denver). The discussion is moderated by Justin Hendrix (Executive Director of NYC Media Lab).