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From Politics to Pornography: Dangers (and Opportunities) of Deepfakes
Thu, April 15, 2021 5.30 pm – 6 pm CEST
Language: German

Take a look behind the scenes of science with our expert Maria Pawelec from the University of Tübingen!

How great is the danger posed by deepfakes? Are there also opportunities? And where do we encounter deepfakes in everyday life? Open the »black box« of science with us and explore the question of what impact deepfakes have on our lives!

As a new form of fake news and disinformation, deepfakes can undermine democratic elections, discredit political opponents or even trigger conflicts within and between states. At the same time, deepfakes can also be used for satire and parody, political campaigns, art and activism to strengthen democratic debate and decision-making. 

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The event is held in German.

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Maria Pawelec studied political and administrative science and European studies in Constance, Istanbul, Bath and Berlin. Afterwards, she worked in the thematic area »International Understanding Europe and its Neighbors« at the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart. Since 2016, Maria Pawelec has been a research assistant in various media and technology ethics projects at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at the University of Tübingen. Since 2021, Maria Pawelec has been researching the topic of »Ethical and social implications of 'deepfakes' and opportunities for their regulation« in the project »Digitization in Dialogue (digilog@bw)«.

Sabine Faller is a research assistant in the department of museum communication at ZKM | Karlsruhe. Her focus is on the conception and implementation of workshops, projects and educational programs in the fields of media art, digital education and online learning – currently for the research project »Digitalization in Dialog – digilog@bw«.

The event is part of the project »digilog@bw – Digitalisierung im Dialog«.

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ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

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