Jacobo Castellanos
  • Fortifying the Truth in the Age of Synthetic Media and Generative AI: [Read this blog in Spanish] In August 2023, WITNESS hosted in Bogotá, Colombia, over 25 journalists, fact-checkers, technologists, policy advocates, creators, human rights defenders and community activists from all of South America and Mexico. In our two-day workshop, we discussed threats and opportunities that generative AI and synthetic media bring to audiovisual witnessing, identifying and […] December 15, 2023
  • Building Human Rights Oriented Guidelines for Synthetic Media Takeaways/TLDR:  Partnership on AI, in collaboration with WITNESS and other key allies, has published the Responsible Practices for Synthetic Media Framework, which offers guidelines for developing, creating, sharing, and publishing synthetic media ethically and responsibly.  The Framework is directed towards those building technology and infrastructure for synthetic media, those creating synthetic media, and those distributing […] February 28, 2023
  • The rubber hits the road: From niche to potentially systematic use of provenance and authenticity infrastructure TLDR: The C2PA specifications have been published, making it possible for any tool or device to add features that track the source and history of digital media. If widely adopted, the specifications could lead towards a systematic use of provenance and authenticity infrastructure that is meant to tackle mis/disinformation and generate trust online.  WITNESS has […] January 31, 2022
  • WITNESS and the C2PA Harms and Misuse Assessment Process Lee el artículo en español aquí. Co-authored by Sam Gregory. TLDR: Building on WITNESS’ focus on developing an authenticity infrastructure that works globally and supports civic journalism and human rights uses and values, we have been part of the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity specifications development effort. Right now we’re focused on identifying and […] December 2, 2021