We are delighted to share the exciting news that Octopus Books are to publish Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know by tech advisor and political commentator Nina Schick, in July 2020.
Nina specialises in how technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping democracy and global geopolitics. In the book, she warns us of the ‘dangerous political consequences’ of the ‘Infocalypse’, an information overload that may affect national security and public trust in politics. Nina has spoken extensively on the imminent threats of AI, most recently at the IAB Trust Conference.
The domestic and global consequences of the Infocalypse will be huge; we are on the cusp of being inundated by computer-generated video, audio and images that are so convincing that it will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what is fake.
As Nina explains, “We are completely unprepared for the ‘Infocalypse,’ the coming deluge of AI generated fake media that will overwhelm how we perceive the World, while simultaneously opening up new frontiers of attack against our governments, business and us as individuals. This trend is permanent and accelerating – so we must prepare ourselves now.”
Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse teaches us how to understand the Infocalypse, in order to start building solutions. Hear from Nina on the realities of this threat, and what we can do to protect ourselves.