03 April 2023
Last week, the world was nearly fooled by AI-generated photos of a former president being arrested, and pretty much entirely fooled by AI-generated photos of a stylish, swagging global religious leader. Now we are on the eve of a potential, actual breaking news moment of the former president, and I am sure a wave of actual newsworthy, authentic photos and videos, along with another round of AI-generated ones.
The last thing you want as a hard-working journalist, citizen journalists, or citizen witness is to have an generative AI get the credit for your actual documented reality
We, the “Rebel Geeks” at Guardian Project along with our partners at Witness.org, have been working for nearly a decade on the problem of capturing and verifying trustworthy photos and videos from your smartphone. We have created a very simple, painfree method of adding digital signatures, notarizations, and extra metadata for verification to any photo or video file you capture on your smartphone device.
You can re-run the verification of this documentation of actual non-AI-generated events using ProofCheck
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The “2023-04-02 Stellenbosch Hot Air Balloon Flight” ProofMode proof bundle captured by ProofCorp Contributor Roland Alberston and is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 By Attribution license