February 7 Wednesday

When Truth Matters, Can Images Be Trusted?

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Room 121
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Researchers putting words into President Obama’s mouth:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwbJxW-ZRg

In a world where online information purveyors can distribute “fake news,” does it matter that audio, visual and audio/visual materials can be doctored or be utterly fictional?
What are the tools for determining the authenticity of the content in visual images?

Journalists and editors care.  Human rights organizations care.  Lawyers care.  Law enforcement and the military care.  

Join us to learn from experts on the tools, techniques, and technologies designed to determine authenticity in visual and audio/visual materials. 

  • Greg Brehm, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Buzzfeed (moderator)
  • Santiago Lyon, Director of Editorial Content at Adobe; former Vice President and Director of Photography of The Associated Press
  • Siwei Lyu, Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Fred Richin, Dean Emeritus of the International Center of Photography (ICP) School


Sponsoring Organization(s)

Organized by the Information Society Project, the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, Visual Law Project,  ACS, JWYL, and TechSoc.