In the U.S. Congress discussed countering deepfakes before the presidential election

Participants of a closed forum in the US Congress dedicated to the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools discussed measures to be taken in this area ahead of the presidential election in the United States, including the application of special labeling on deepfakes. This was reported by the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate of the US Congress Chuck Schumer.

Deepfake is a technology of spoofing content with the help of computer algorithms, such as changing faces and voices in video and audio recordings.

“We talked about watermarks. You know, there’s a lot of stuff that needs to be done, but that probably needs to be dealt with faster than the rest of it. And it’s very important to get it done,” Schumer said. “We talked about election laws and the fact that something needs to be done right before the election,” he added, commenting on the outcome of a closed-door meeting between lawmakers and the heads of major US technology companies, including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Ilon Musk and Meta Corporation CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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