Ahnjili is a New York born, Hong Kong raised, Netherlands based clinical data scientist. Her PhD focuses on algorithms that can detect illnesses based on data sourced from mobile devices. She’s also passionate about the exciting yet disruptive forces of AI and the internet.
What can be done?
We have reached a state in synthetic media in which we can alter images of ourselves, romantic partners, and politicians to create memes, share non-consensual sex images, and boost disinformation campaigns. We should take action against people who produce non-consensual deepfakes and protect everyone else by creating technologies that encrypt their images against this kind of use.
Producers of Welcome to Chechnya, a documentary about the country's anti-gay purges, used deepfakes to protect interviewees' identities.