Dubai deepfake court evidence
Occurred: January 2020
Dubai-based family lawyer Byron James has revealed that deepfake technology was used to create a fake audio recording of his client threatening another party during a UK custody battle.
Per UAE's National News, James says a 'heavily doctored' recording of his client appearing to utter 'violent' threats towards his wife had been presented in court, threats he had been adamant that he had not uttered.
Experts examining the deepfake's metadata concluded the recording had been manipulated.
Country: UAE/Dubai, UK
Sector: Govt - justice
Technology: Deepfake - audio; Generative adversarial network (GAN); Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Transparency: Governance; Marketing