What Can We Learn From the Taylor Swift Deep Fakes Scandal?

The Brave Technologist

Feb 4 2024 • 22 mins

Sexually-explicit AI-generated images of Taylor Swift surfaced last week and went viral on many platforms - particularly X (formerly Twitter) who responded by removing the ability to search the singer-songwriter’s name alltogether.
In this bonus solo episode with Luke, he discusses what we can learn from this scandal.

Key Takeaways:

- What are deepfakes and should we be concerned?
- Can we expect new legislation to come from this?
- Debating how much the government should or shouldn’t be involved in regulating - deepfakes
- Solutions for verifying the authenticity of public content
- How can we mitigate the impact of the future impersonations of public or non-public figures?


About this Show:

The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!

Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.

The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.

Music by: Ari Dvorin

Produced by: Sam Laliberte