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April 07, 2022
One of USC’s top experts at the Information Sciences Institute whose influential work is changing brain research and helping to catch fake videos has an ambitious goal in his spare time: to translate all the works of a beloved Egyptian poet.

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May 10, 2022
“The amount of information flowing throw the internet, especially social networks, is massive and cannot be handled manually, especially with high accuracy,” Wael AbdAlmageed, a computer engineering professor at the University of Southern California, who has developed AI algorithms for detecting visual misinformation, told Lifewire in an email interview.
May 10, 2022
Webinar 4 – Forensic AI in e-Evidence – Presentation by Wael Abd-Almageed on FAKE VISUAL EVIDENCE
March 25, 2022
“Once this line is eroded, truth itself will not exist,” said Wael Abd-Almageed, a research associate professor at the University of Southern California and founding director of the school’s Visual Intelligence and Multimedia Analytics Laboratory.
March 25, 2022
Five years ago, nobody had even heard of deepfakes, the persuasive-looking but false video and audio files made with the help of artificial intelligence. Now, they’re being used to impact the course of a war.
March 25, 2022
“I ask you to lay down your weapons and go back to your families,” he appeared to say in Ukrainian in the clip, which was quickly identified as a deepfake. “This war is not worth dying for. I suggest you keep on living, and I am going to do the same.”
September 12, 2019
HIGH-TECH To make a deepfake video, people use software to map a subject’s face. Then facial features can be moved around, like those of a puppet. This spring, artists circulated a deepfake of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to see if people could tell it was false.
July 14, 2020
By now you’ve seen them on Facebook being shared by your friends. They’re videos of one politician or another saying something you never believed they’d say. Perhaps it’s a video of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson endorsing his opponent. Or perhaps it’s Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitting openly that he wants to own you.
June 05, 2019
These days, downloading a CTO’s headshot to create a 3D replica and break into a secret lab is not just the stuff of espionage movies—it could happen. But a USC researcher is working on AI that will protect your biometric security.
December 1, 2021
“Deepfake” videos have become hugely popular online — for better or worse. 
December 1, 2021
In this work, we present a general framework for building a biometrics system capable of capturing multispectral data from a series of sensors synchronized with active illumination sources.
June 24, 2019
The tool, which was produced by researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute, can detect subtle face and head movements along with unique artifacts in video files, and apparently can identify such fakes with up to 96 percent accuracy.
June 24, 2019
A new tool developed by researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) may prove to be a major help in the ongoing war against deepfakes.