Researchers Rank Deepfakes as the Biggest Crime Threat Posed by AI

A new study says the fabrication tech can also build society mistrust

gray and color photos of mark zuckerberg, with the one on the right in color with white lines all over it
Deepfakes have been used to imitate Mark Zuckerberg, among other prominent targets. Getty Images

While science fiction is often preoccupied with the threat of artificial intelligence successfully imitating human intelligence, researchers say a bigger danger right now is people using the technology to imitate one another.

@patrickkulp Patrick Kulp is an emerging tech reporter at Adweek.