Recently, a video of famous basketball player Steph Curry showing a series of incredible baskets from an impossible distance was posted on social media. The video made the rounds on the web, leaving everyone astonished. However, it was recently revealed by Curry himself that the video was actually a deepfake, or video manipulation created with the help of artificial intelligence.

Technology is advancing at a dizzying pace, often leaving behind our ability to fully understand its consequences and possible risks. Artificial intelligence, in particular, is becoming increasingly sophisticated and capable of deceiving us to the point of making it impossible to recognize what is real.

The manipulated video that went viral:

The video showing the reality:

This phenomenon has raised quite a few concerns about the ability to recognize true from false in online content. In addition, the proliferation of these video manipulations can create misinformation and contribute to the spread of fake news.

Steph Curry confesses that viral video is a deepfake

In addition to being deceptive, artificial intelligence can become dangerous and unmanageable. For example, it can be used to spread fake news that can influence public opinion and voting decisions in, for example, elections. In addition, it can be used to create videos of famous people saying things they never actually said, causing irreparable damage to their reputations. The Steph Curry video was an excellent example of how technology can be used to create video manipulations so realistic that they are difficult to recognize.

Fake news is well constructed and often seems believable, while photos and videos can be easily manipulated with the help of advanced technologies. In addition, the social media algorithm tends to show us content that confirms our opinions, making it even easier for us to fall into the trap of fake news.

Therefore, it is important for the media and consumers to be aware of the existence of this technology and to learn to recognize deepfakes. In addition, there needs to be more control over the content circulating online and measures need to be taken to counter this phenomenon.

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The increasing volatility and fallacy of information found online, therefore, dictates that we must have useful tools available for instant crystallization that can substantiate the authenticity and origin of the content.

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