OREANDA-NEWS. Facebook teamed up with Microsoft and several universities to conduct a competition to develop technology that recognizes deepfake video.

Facebook ready to invest in the contest is $10 million the objective of the test is to prostimulirujte studies struggle with the fake video, according to Reuters. Under the project, Facebook will instruct scientists to produce fake videos will become the basis of a set of data to test detection equipment. To release a fake video is planned for December.

As noted by Facebook, to create the database it will hire actors and no user data will not be used. The contest will begin in late 2019 and will last until March 2020.

The US government is putting pressure on the social platform, the aim of which is to deepfake confrontation ahead of the presidential elections in November next year. Deepfake technology is becoming more available thanks to the Chinese application Zao. Zao allows users to qualitatively transform their faces in the faces of movie stars.