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Besides “fake news”, there’s been another term which has caused many debates around it: deepfake. These seemingly realistic videos that are, in fact, manipulated have become more problematic lately, casting a shadow on the trust people have in media. Can blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to combat deepfake, to restore the public confidence …

When mundane objects such as cords, keys and cloths are fed into a live webcam, a machine-learning algorithm ‘sees’ brilliant colours and images such as seascapes and flowers instead. The London-based, Turkish-born visual artist Memo Akten applies algorithms to the webcam feed as a way to reflect on the technology and, by extension, on ourselves. …