Digging into Deep Fakes: The Visual Depiction of Misinformation

About The Webinar

The proliferation of Deep Fakes or AI manufactured images, pushes the boundaries of our digital world. These fakes can be both entertaining and sinister and have the potential to threaten "truth" if taken at face value. So how much do Deep Fakes represent a challenge to the pillars of democracy, to law, journalism and also international relations or should we consider them just a bit of fun ? 

Join Karen Allen and our guest, Dr Alexa Koenig, lecturer in residence at Berkeley Law and Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre in Tuesday’s live journalism webinar to find out.

  • Karen Allen is formerly a BBC Foreign Correspondent based in Africa, Afghanistan and United Kingdom. She has now made South Africa her home and splits her time between consulting for the Institute of Security Studies on emerging threats in Africa and continuing to prioritise storytelling. She runs a consultancy Producing Podcasts and motion infographics and writes for a number of publications.

  • Alexa Koenig, PhD, JD, is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches classes on human rights and international criminal law with a particular focus on the impact of emerging technologies on human rights practice. She co-founded the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab, which trains students and professionals to use social media and other digital content to strengthen human rights advocacy and accountability.

  • Karen Allen

    Former BBC Foreign Correspondent

  • Dr Alexa Koenig

    Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law

  • Daily Maverick

    Webinar Moderator

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