Public Safety Canada Webinar on Emerging Technological Trends: The Impacts of Generative AI and Deepfakes on Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Date: November 28, 2023

Location: Calgary

Address: Online

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Public Safety Canada is launching its 2023–24 series on online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) for criminal justice professionals with a webinar on the emerging trend of Generative AI and deepfakes.

The use of AI to produce synthetic images and videos of child pornography is a growing concern. Technologies are developing and improving at light speed, and user-friendly tools are becoming the norm. New challenges arise as a result for those fighting the crime of OCSE.

During this session, Public Safety Canada will seek to understand what Generative AI and deepfake technologies are, and explore their impacts on victims and law enforcement investigations. They will also look at technological solutions to disrupt this concerning new trend.

Presentations include:

  • Understanding AI and Deepfake Technologies.
    Chidera Okolie, Researcher and Compliance Officer, UK Ministry of Justice.
  • Psychosocial Impacts of Gen AI and Deepfakes.
    Vasileia Karasavva, PhD candidate in clinical psychology, University of British Columbia.
  • How AI is being abused to create child sexual abuse imagery.
    Dan Sexton, Chief Technology Officer, Internet Watch Foundation.
  • Deepfakes and the sexual exploitation of children: Observed facts on an emerging trend.
    Charles-Henri Jenniss, Investigating Sergeant, Technological Division, Sûreté du Québec.

Event Information

Register here to attend.

Date: Nov. 28, 2023
1:30–3:30 p.m. EST

Participants will be able to ask questions during the webinar or share their questions in advance. These questions will help Public Safety Canada understand the issues that are important to their stakeholders and customize the presentation for each group.

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