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Synthetic Realities, Trust and Biometrics: What’s Ahead?

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Title:  Synthetic Realities, Trust and Biometrics: What’s Ahead?
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Anderson Rocha, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
When: October 18, 2023 at 10 am Eastern Time (7am PST, 4 pm CEST, 10 pm Beijing Time)
Where: Online (Zoom)


In this talk, we will discuss how our society is currently experiencing what is referred to as Synthetic Realities. We will delve into the significant technologies that are shaping these new realities, such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, Dall-E2, StableDiffusion, and others. More importantly, we will explore the telltale signs that can help identify such creations or forgeries and pinpoint the research challenges ahead, as well as the implications of these fakes for society at large.

About The Speaker

Anderson Rocha is a full professor of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Forensics at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. He serves as the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab,, and as the Institute Director for the 2019-2023 term. He has actively worked as an editor for important international journals, such as the IEEE TIFS, Elsevier JVCI, and IEEE SPL, as well as the IEEE Security &Privacy Magazine. He is an elected affiliate of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has been elected twice as a member of the IEEE IFS Technical Committee and served as its chair for the 2019-2020 term. He has received recognition as a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and a Google Research Faculty Fellow, prestigious awards bestowed by Microsoft Research and Google to outstanding researchers, respectively. In 2016, he was honored with the Tan Chin Tuan (TCT) Fellowship. Furthermore, he has been ranked in the Top 2% among the most influential scientists worldwide, according to recent studies conducted by and Stanford/PlosOne.In 2023, he was recognized as a LinkedIn TopVoice in Artificial Intelligence for his continuous efforts in raising awareness about AI and its potential impacts on society at large.


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