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Hany Farid

[Photo: Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College]

Most Creative People 2018

Hany Farid

Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College | Hanover, New Hampshire

For battling fake news
The Most Creative People in business 2018

The chairman of the computer science department at Dartmouth, Hany Farid is an image forensics expert who is on the front lines of the battle against fake news, creating software that can spot altered photos and videos. He already works with the AP, Reuters, and The New York Times to verify the authenticity of visual content and is working with DARPA on a research project to automatically detect the manipulation of images.

Now he's keeping a close eye on the U.S. elections later this year: "Looking ahead to the midterms--and 2020--we're very likely to see fake videos in which faces are swapped and voices are altered, so that you get candidates saying something controversial."

And Farid will be there to keep us all honest. 

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