Deepfake Conference

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Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

8–11:30 a.m.

National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

  • How can truth emerge in a deep-fake ridden marketplace of ideas?

  • Are we ready for the looming challenges to national security, elections, privacy, and reputation?

  • What role will technology, law, and norms play in addressing deep-fake destruction?

The Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center explored these questions and others during a series of panel discussions featuring leading academic, industry and policy experts. 


8–8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30–9:30 a.m. Panel I: Deepfakes as a Technical Problem

Moderator: Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. Freimann Professor, Notre Dame Department of Computer Science and Engineering 

Ed Delp, Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor, Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Pat Flynn, Professor and Chair, Notre Dame Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ser-Nam Lim, Research Manager, Facebook AI

9:30–10:30 a.m. Panel II: Impact on National Security and Democratic Self-Governance

Moderator: Elliott Visconsi, Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer, Notre Dame 

Matt Turek, Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office

Jessica M. Silbey, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law

Kaveh Waddell, Emerging Technology Reporter, Axios

Kirsten Martin, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, George Washington University School of Business

10:30–11:30 a.m. Panel III: Marginalized Populations

Moderator: Mark McKenna, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Acting Director, Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center

Mary Anne Franks, Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Danielle Citron, Professor, Boston University School of Law

Sam Gregory, Program Director, WITNESS