From the new Berkeley Engineer : Researchers are using machine learning techniques to expose deepfake videos, manipulated images and other types of digital deception.
Using technology to expose digital deception10/25/2019, by Nate Seltenrich Humans have been manipulating photos for as long as we’ve had cameras. But political and social forces have been using images to manipulate us for nearly as long. By 1865, photojournalist Matthew Brady had already mastered the art of photo manipulation, as he demonstrated in a studio portrait of eight Civil War generals — including one who wasn’t actually there. Later, a 1920 photograph of Vladimir Lenin addressing troops in Moscow was famously modified by Soviet censors to remove state... X
Making headway against genetic disorders with CRISPR-Cas910/25/2019, by Ann Brody Guy | Photos by Adam Lau From the new Berkeley Engineer : Bioengineers are developing techniques and tools to advance CRISPR-Cas9 applications, which could have implications for nearly every genetic disease. X
Silicon Valley combatting deepfake videos that could upend an election
11/5/2019 Los Angeles Times - Leaders in artificial intelligence are unveiling a tool to push back against deepfake videos, built in part on scanning software that UC Berkeley has been developing in partnership with the U.S. military.
With AI, machines become expert at reading brain scans
10/22/2019 - A computer algorithm developed by scientists at UCSF and UC Berkeley bested two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans — an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aneurysms.
Towers in earthquake country — designers say the new ones are safe to their core
10/15/2019 San Francisco Chronicle - Jack Moehle, professor of structural engineering, comments on the safety of towers that have transformed San Francisco’s skyline over the past decade.
Our energy grid is vulnerable; locally sourced power may be the answer
10/11/2019 - Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier, adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, talks about the risks posed by the current energy grid and possible solutions moving forward, including solar-powered microgrids.
Berkeley Engineering's 2020 graduate (master's and Ph.D.) and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at the Hearst Greek Theatre. Initial details are on our Commencement page; registration and ticket information will be available in early March.