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Digger

Deepfake detection

Digger is a project co-funded by Google under the Digital News Initiative programme, in which ATC joins forces with Deuthche Welle and the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT) for creating tools that will help media organizations detect deepfakes and fight visual disinformation. 

Deepfakes are a real threat to society. Mere visual verification is not enough to make a judgement on veracity. Current technologies to check if footage has been altered are not reliable. Digger’s solution is to make use of state-of-the-art audio forensics technologies to develop a toolkit that can detect audio tampering in videos. This toolkit will be integrated in a video verification application that is made available to verification experts for integration in their workflows. The aim is to develop a community in order to share knowledge and initiate collaboration in the field of deepfake detection.

Through this project ATC plans to imrove the funtionalities of Truly Media, adding more capabilities for assessing the trustworthiness of video content.