30 Jan 2024

Could Taylor Swift be the catalyst for AI regulation?

From Nights, 9:30 pm on 30 January 2024

US politicians have called for new laws to criminalise the creation of deepfake images and Twitter has pledged to hire around 100 moderators after explicit deepfaked photos of Taylor Swift were viewed millions of times online.

'Deepfakes' use artificial intelligence (AI) to make a video of someone by manipulating their face or body.

Nights technology correspondent and senior consultant at thinktank Brainbox Allyn Robins speaks to Emile Donovan about the pitfalls of AI and how this could just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of deepfakes.

(FILES) (FILES) US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023. Time magazine named US pop icon Taylor Swift as its person of the year on December 6, 2023, calling the musical force of nature the "hero of her own story." (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck