Heat Map: 5 Top Startups Tackling Deepfakes
published 12.20

Using our StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we looked at innovation in the field of digital media. For this research, we identified 95 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & scaleups developing solutions to counter deepfakes.

EIC ePitching with Investors on Fintech, Insurtech & Blockchain: QuantumIntegrity went home with the prize
published 21.10.20

The eight innovators each had the opportunity to pitch their company to an investor jury, consisting of representatives from NFT Ventures, Anthemis, Downing Ventures, Finch Capital, Balderton Capital and Speedinvest. Afterwards the jury members could ask a range of questions and ultimately vote for the ‘best pitch’. This month’s edition awarded Anthony Sahakian, CEO from Swiss-based Quantum Integrity.

Detecting faked photos and videos quickly and easily
published 08.07.2020

A video in which Barack Obama berated his successor, Donald Trump, caused a huge stir. Only it wasn’t actually Obama; the words were spoken by an actor. Deepfake videos are now so realistic it is almost impossible to recognise them as fake with the naked eye. “It still takes a huge amount of effort and expertise to produce high-quality deepfake today,” pointed out Anthony Sahakian. “But that’s all soon set to change.” Nevertheless, he explains that the methods used by hoaxers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and the consequences more and more devastating...

This Open-Source Program Deepfakes You During Zoom Meetings, in Real Time
published 16.04.20

Video conferencing apps like Zoom and Skype are usually boring and often frustrating. With more people than ever using this software to work from home, users are finding new ways to spice up endless remote meetings and group hangs by looping videos of themselves looking engaged, adding wacky backgrounds, and now, using deepfake filters for impersonating celebrities when you're tired of your own face staring back at you in the front-facing camera window.

Quantum Integrity démasque les deepfakes
published 12.03.2020

Avec sa solution de traque d’images manipulées, la start-up voisine de l’EPFL veut contrer des menaces dont certaines n’ont même pas encore émergé. Quantum Integrity lance une levée de fonds pour soutenir la commercialisation de son outil.

How Swiss scientists are trying to spot deepfakes
published 11.03.20

Although the best-known deepfake videos are parodies featuring politicians and celebrities, there is growing concern the technology could be deployed to interfere in political processes or manipulate public opinion. As videos faked using artificial intelligence grow increasingly sophisticated, experts in Switzerland are re-evaluating the risks its malicious use poses to society – and finding innovative ways to stop the perpetrators.

CPS 2019: Hollywood Better Prepare Now for Deepfakes, Keynoter Says
published 06.12.2019

UNIEVRSAL CITY, Calif. — You can go all the way back to Joseph Stalin for some of the earliest examples of image manipulation, where you’ll find the Soviet leader air-brushing people he didn’t like out of photos. As digital tools progressed, manipulations like splicing, copy-move and in-painting hit the scene. And for Hollywood, first CGI, and now computer-assisted de-aging solutions, have become regular tools of the business.

La pépite suisse qui démêle le fake du vrai
published 27.09.19

Avec deux ans de recherches sur le repérage des faux derrière eux au sein de Quantum Integrity, Anthony Sahakian, et Touradj Ebrahimi ont pris de l’avance sur les géants de la tech. Les récentes annonces de Facebook et l’imminence des échéances électorales américaines rendent leurs solutions plus cruciales encore.

EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes
published 20.09.19

Deepfakes – or fake videos produced to look real through the use of artificial intelligence – pose a growing challenge. That’s why an EPFL research group has been teaming up with the Swiss startup Quantum Integrity to develop a deepfake detection solution over the past two years. The team has been awarded an Innosuisse grant starting on 1 October, with deployment as early as next year.

Quantum Integrity and EPFL develop Deep Fake Detector
published 20.09.19

In an Innosuisse financed collaboration with EPFL, Quantum Integrity will develop a Deep Fake detector based on Deep Learning, a high stakes project for the H2020 supported venture taking on the growing use of Deep Fake images and videos costing billions to the world economy and raising future societal and political issues.future societal and political issues.

Un logiciel pour démasquer les deepfake prend forme à l'EPFL
published 20.09.19

Un laboratoire de l’EPFL et la start-up suisse Quantum Integrity planchent sur un logiciel de détection des deepfake, ces vidéos modifiées par une IA. Soutenue par un financement Innosuisse dès le 1er octobre, la solution pourrait être opérationnelle dès 2020.