Making and Deepfaking the News

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2:00 – 4:00pm
Tues 15th Aug 2023
G.03, Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

How can we tell fact from fiction in a world of deepfakes? How does a profession like journalism – based on truth, verification, and trust – deal with AI-enabled deception and disruption? Join us on a journey through journalism in the age of artificial intelligence; in our interactive workshop you’ll debate emerging ethical dilemmas in the newsroom, learn about tools and techniques for synthetic media detection, and contribute your vision for the future of news.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Bronwyn Jones and Dr Rhianne Jones.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be provided.

Workshop Facilitators

Dr Bronwyn Jones

Translational Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Journalist, BBC

Dr Bronwyn Jones is a scholar and practitioner; she splits her time between working as a journalist for the BBC and researching the role of AI, algorithms, and automation in news production at the University of Edinburgh. Bronwyn is also a Translational Fellow on the Bridging Responsible AI Divides (BRAID) programme, exploring how the arts and humanities can contribute to enabling responsible AI innovation.

Dr Rhianne Jones

Lead, Responsible Innovation & Society, BBC Research and Development (BBC R&D)

Rhianne Jones is the BBC R&D lead for Responsible Innovation. She has over 10 years’ experience researching and developing emerging technologies in the media industry. Rhianne’s work helps to ensure that technology and innovation benefits people and society. Her research spans questions concerning responsible use of data and machine learning to how changes in technology impact media access, participation, and inclusion.

The workshop is part of The Sounds of Deep Fake exhibition at Inspace running from 5th – 28th August, 10am – 5pm.

It is also part of AHRC’s Bridging Responsible AI Divides (BRAID) programme.

Limited tickets are available, please book tickets in advance.

The Bayes Centre, Room G.03