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The AI Foundation Partners with Top Artificial Intelligence Researchers at the Technical University of Munich to Combat Against Fake Media and Deepfakes

BWW News Desk
May 16, 2019

The AI Foundation a leader in creating foundational AI technologies products and services to unlock the human potential as well as Guardian AI to protect society from its risks has partnered with the Technical University of Munichs Visual Computing Lab providing resources for world renowned scientist Professor Matthias Niessner and his team to continue research in artificial intelligence deep learning and computer vision pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p The AI Foundation headed by CEO Lars Buttler and CTO Rob Meadows will utilize research from the lab in their development and engineering of products for safe and revolutionary AI as well as create and publish breakthrough research in the areas of cognitive science artificial general intelligence and human behavior The company recently announced that it expanded its worldclass team of scientists with the addition of Joscha Bach PhD and Delip Rao as vice presidents who will be working closely with researchers at the Technical University of Munich TUM p p The authenticity of images and video can no longer be taken at face value as artificial intelligence and other technologies allow for instant generation of complex fakes As a result of the proliferation of fakes human agency and free thinking are at risk said AI Foundation CEO Lars Buttler With regards to our current global sociopolitical climate and the heightened risk of manipulation to world democracies the AI Foundation is committed to addressing both imminent and distant future threats By partnering with TUM the AI Foundation will continue to develop products to protect society from the ills of malicious AI including deceptive deepfakes and synthetic media p p The partnership with TUM is part of the AI Foundations larger mission inviting scientific researchers media partners policymakers and the global community to join the company in a collective effort to research identify and combat manipulative AI The company has already begun to develop a growing community of users reporting suspected fakes and training AI agents with the development of Reality Defender a guardianAI protecting against fake media including deepfakes TUMs research in advanced AI forensics will enhance the tools evolving capabilities as synthetic images become more advanced the Reality Defender too will advance growing more capable of detecting new forms of artificial media p p Professor Matthias Niessner leads the Visual Computing Lab at TUM in their research of computer vision graphics and machine learning focused on how these intersect as well as cuttingedge techniques for 3D reconstruction semantic 3D scene understanding video editing and AIdriven video synthesis He has published over 70 academic papers and has instructed at Stanford University as a visiting assistant professor Niessners research has received worldwide acclaim and has been featured in The New York Times The Wall Street Journal Spiegel and MIT Technological Review among others He is a TUMIAS Rudolph Moessbauer Fellow and has won several awards including the Google Faculty Award for Machine Perception the Nvidia Professor Partnership Award and the European Research Council Starting Grants award of over 15M in research funding p p By developing advanced techniques to modify videos in real time researchers have acquired a vital part in understanding manipulated images and videos The AI Foundations partnership with TUM will continue to research and reveal how to identify and protect the public from adversarial fake media p p For more information please visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwaifoundationcom2Fampesheet51985771ampnewsitemid20190516005971amplanenUSampanchorAIFoundationcomampindex1ampmd5733907beef6a4b00da0daf08d9a346da relnofollowAIFoundationcoma p p bAbout the AI Foundationb p p The AI Foundation is dedicated to moving the world forward by giving each of us our own AI that shares our personal values and goals The company has brought together many of the worlds top innovators AI scientists engineers and investors from Silicon Valley Hollywood and Madison Avenue all united around the idea of making the power of AI available to all while protecting us from its dangers The AI Foundations nonprofit entity focuses on tools for detection and protection while AI Foundations forprofit creates foundational technologies products and services to unlock the full human potential p p bAbout the Technical University of Munichb p p The Technical University of Munich TUM is one of Europes leading research universities with around 550 professors 41000 students and 10000 academic and nonacademic staff Its focus areas are the engineering sciences natural sciences life sciences and medicine combined with economic and social sciences TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and creates value for society In that it profits from having strong partners in science and industry It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in Singapore as well as offices in Beijing Brussels Cairo Mumbai San Francisco and So Paulo Nobel Prize winners and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel Carl von Linde and Rudolf Mbauer have done research at TUM In 2006 and 2012 it won recognition as a German Excellence University In international rankings TUM regularly places among the best universities in Germany p pimg referrerpolicyunsafeurl alt srchttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidbwnewsampsty20190516005971r1ampsidweb02ampdistronxamplangen stylewidth0height0span classbwct31415p

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