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Hype Hazard: Your Source for Exposing the Tech Behind the Hype

On the Hype Hazard tech podcast, Kaleido Insights’ Jessica Groopman and Jaimy Szymanski cut through the noise, exploring the flashiest tech du jour to expose what’s really at stake. Each episode focuses on an emerging technology company and its market implications to help innovators decide whether they should pay attention, or avoid the froth! At the end, each company receives a rating: Is it… Trash, Flash, Cash, or Splash?

Episode 7: Deepfakes & Synthetic Media Hype Hazard

In this episode, we explore "deepfakes" and the head-spinning breakthroughs in AI-generated synthetic media. Does the ability to digitally doppelgänger anyone doing or saying anything preface the end of trust, a revolution in reputational risk, or just the next era of entertainment? Seeing is no longer believing, so listen up as we peer deep to parse:What are deepfakes and why does AI-generated media differ from traditional CGI (computer graphic imagery) and Hollywood special effects?What do porn, meme culture, diplomacy, and the biometric fraud have in common, and why are deepfakes the through-line?Why fighting tech with tech isn't enough, and the multi-pronged approach needed to drive digital literacy and safeguard against the "Liar's Dividend".Ratings Time: At the end of each episode, we rate this breakout technology on our highly scientific scale to help innovators put this into context. Tune in to hear our review, and tell us what you think!Trash: Garbage abound in tech-land, so buyer beware of rubbish in disguise! Flash: A flash in the pan! Hot now, but fleeting once it exhausts early adopter segmentsCash: Money-maker with scalable potential, but ultimately nothing innovative hereSplash: Fundamentally innovative, and full of transformative potential to fix a real problemResources:www.kaleidoinsights.com https://www.thispersondoesnotexist.com/Credits: Hype Hazard is designed, developed, and recorded by Jaimy Szymanski and Jessica Groopman. This episode was edited Randall Ward and our theme music was composed by Adam Roszkiewicz.#deepfakes #AI #syntheticmedia #computervision #reputation #media #disinformation #identity #deeplearning
  1. Episode 7: Deepfakes & Synthetic Media
  2. Episode 6: Noom & Personalized Weight Loss
  3. Introducing Hype Hazard!
  4. Episode 5: ClearviewAI & Facial Recognition
  5. Episode 4: Kahoot! & EdTech

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About the Ratings

We rate companies discussed on our highly scientific scale to help digital leaders put each breakout technology into context:

  • Trash: Garbage abound in tech-land, so buyer beware of rubbish in disguise!
  • Flash: A flash in the pan! Hot now, but fleeting once it exhausts early adopter segments
  • Cash: Money-maker with scalable potential, but ultimately nothing innovative here
  • Splash: Fundamentally innovative, and full of transformative potential to fix a real problem

Credits

Hype Hazard is designed, developed, and recorded by Jaimy Szymanski and Jessica Groopman. Randall Ward edits our show, and our theme music was composed by Adam Roszkiewicz. Cover art designed by Mary Talbert.

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