Modern technology allows us to distort reality to an extent never before seen. A team of students from the University of Luxembourg put together an insightful video explaining the potential dangers of 'deep fake' technology.
Below follows a description by the team behind the video:
This short film is the product of a collaboration between the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes (University of Luxembourg) and RTL Today. It was produced in the context of a practical workshop on working in the media, in which students research a topical issue – this year, we looked at artificial intelligence – and produce print, TV, and radio reports under the guidance of journalists and editors working for established news outlets in Luxembourg. Participating students are fully responsible for each step in the planning and production of media content for their professional partners. This practical focus and the interactions with professional journalists allow them to gain first-hand experience in the field as well as a better understanding of the type of work and commitment required for a career in the media.
Participants in the workshop produced media content for RTL Today, the Lëtzebuerger Journal and Radio 100,7. They also designed and operate a Facebook page dedicated to their common project.
The fantastic students (these are the words of the RTL Today editor on duty, the students aren't being self-congratulatory.. though they should be very pleased with what they produced!) behind the video are:
Jemma Langers (University of Luxembourg, BCE English Studies, Semester 4)
Sheena Shah (University of Luxembourg, BCE English Studies, Semester 6)
Collecia Smith (Exchange Student: University At Albany, SUNY, Politics)
Adam Khan (Exchange Student: Coventry University, History and Politics)
They were under the guidance of Agnès Prüm and Mylène Branco (Bachelor en Cultures Européennes), and Sascha Helsper (University of Luxembourg Media Centre).
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