Deepfake videos threaten the world order

Political convulsions are visible everywhere in the western democratic world. On both left and right, debate has become increasingly febrile and ideological. Non-consensus is the new normal, and this provides fertile ground for abuse by malign actors who seek to undermine western democracies. They will do so more easily with the help of technology. The […]

A mandate for no deal Brexit?

Nina discusses a potentially looming No-Deal Brexit, with the former Chairman of Vote Leave, John Mills; trade expert David Henig; and Sky News’ Dermot Murnaghan.

Keynote: Invest Europe’s CFO Forum

The political and regulatory environments are increasingly important to all CFOs and COOs. Nina delivered the keynote for Invest Europe’s CFO Forum, sharing her insights on the political threats that will have the greatest impact on the private capital industry in 2020 and beyond.

Keynote: IAB’s Digital Trust Forum

Nina delivered a keynote speech on deepfakes at the IAB’s inaugural Digital Trust Forum at the British Museum in London. Inquire about Nina speaking at your event.

Deepfakes expert Nina Schick with Intelligence Squared

Deepfakes expert Nina Schick speaks to Carl Miller in this episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast. They discuss her book, ‘Deepfakes,’ and Nina explains why ‘synthetic media’ (media that is generated or manipulated by AI) is a revolutionary development. Legitimate applications synthetic media will transform the future of human communication. However, in an information ecosystem that is increasingly […]

Deepfakes threaten what make us human

A dangerous new risk to civil liberties is brewing online. And it starts with pornography. At the end of 2017, users of the Reddit website were abuzz. Someone calling themselves “deepfakes” was showing them how to use free artificial intelligence (AI) tools to create fake porn videos of celebrities. One of his early creations “starred” […]

Feature: Is seeing still believing?

Nina discusses deepfakes, the democratisation of visual disinformation and the risks they pose to liberal democracies.  Read the full feature interview in 21 Insights Magazine. 

Covid-19 and the evolution of state disinformation strategies

Covid-19 is a case-study of one of the great undiagnosed threats of our time. I am not referring to the virus itself – experts have long warned of the dangers of a novel coronavirus causing a global pandemic. In that respect, Covid-19 is not a ‘black swan event’. I am referring, instead, to the increasingly […]

Deepfakes and our Synthetic Future

In this episode of the Vaizey View, Nina and Ed Vaizey explore the opportunities of synthetic media, how manipulated media is impacting our lives and businesses, and how we can fight back.