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The owner of WeChat thinks deepfakes could actually be good | MIT Technology Review

In a new white paper about its plans for AI, translated by China scholars Jeffrey Ding and Caroline Meinhardt, Tencent, the owner of WeChat and one of China’s three largest tech giants, emphasizes that deepfake technology is “not just about ‘faking’ and ‘deceiving,’ but a highly creative and groundbreaking technology.” It urges regulators to “be prudent” and to avoid clamping down on its potential benefits to society.

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Source: The owner of WeChat thinks deepfakes could actually be good | MIT Technology Review

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