Why ‘deepfake geography’ presents significant risks — and how researchers are detecting it

What may appear to be an image of Tacoma Wash., is, in fact, a simulated one, created by transferring visual patterns of Beijing onto a map of a real Tacoma neighborhood. (Image via Zhao et al., 2021, Cartography and Geographic Information Science)“Seeing is believing.” It’s an aphorism that used to be a lot more true than it is today, now…
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