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To ancients of the north, the steam rising from the hot stones of a sauna was akin to the very life force of man. To this day, deals are struck and decisions made in saunas, where movers and shakers gather to exchange ideas.

We invite you to Cyber Security Sauna (#CyberSauna), the podcast for sweating out the hot topics in security. We bring you expert guests with sizzling insight into the latest information security trends and topics. WithSecure's self-proclaimed "cyber translator" Janne Kauhanen hosts the show to make sure you know all you need to about the hotter-than-ever infosec game.

Aug 2, 2018

Disinformation. Fake news. Social media manipulation. Lately another dark side of the internet has come into focus - its use as a tool for deception. Technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence are being employed to play hoaxes and mislead on purpose. Seeing is no longer believing - and moving forward, it's only going to get harder to distinguish facts from falsehoods. 

Andy Patel from F-Secure's Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence has been studying this phenomenon. He joins Janne in this episode to share what he's learned about Twitter bots, deepfakes, voice cloning and the tools that make it all possible. Do concerns about these technologies outweigh the benefits, and how will they affect society?


Episode 11 transcript

Andy's Twitter research