“It’s much easier to make a convincing deepfake today than it is to detect one.” Matt Turek – Manager of the Pentagon’s deepfakes program at DARPA
Source: CNet – Make a convincing deepfake
About Matt Turek:
Dr. Matt Turek joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2018, and was named Acting Deputy Director of I2O in June 2021. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and their application to problems with significant societal impact.
Prior to his position at DARPA, Turek was at Kitware, Inc., where he led a team developing computer vision technologies. His research focused on multiple areas, including large scale behavior recognition and modeling; object detection and tracking; activity recognition; normalcy modeling and anomaly detection; and image indexing and retrieval. Turek has made significant contributions to multiple DARPA and Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) efforts and has transitioned large scale systems for operational use. Before joining Kitware, Turek worked for GE Global Research, conducting research in medical imaging and industrial inspection.
Turek holds a Doctor of Philosophy in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Marquette University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Clarkson University. His doctoral work focused on combinatorial optimization techniques for computer vision problems. Turek is a co-inventor on several patents and co-author of multiple publications, primarily in computer vision.