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    Senior Associate

    Tien Le represents California school districts in education law matters. His experience in the field ranges from investigating complaints alleging violations of unlawful discrimination, harassment and intimidation, and ...

Unmasking Deepfakes: Legal Insights for School Districts

Several school districts across the country have recently been forced to confront negative uses of “deepfakes,”[1] a new and concerning type of generative AI technology.  Deepfakes are hyper-realistic video or audio clips of individuals that can depict individuals as saying or doing things that they never actually said or did.  Although the process is complex, the online interface and software is quite accessible to anyone who wishes to create a deepfake. https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/manipulating-reality-intersection-deepfakes-law-2024-02-01.  Someone who wants to create a deepfake only needs to input video or audio clips of an individual and direct an AI program to synthesize artificial video or audio of that individual that by all measures appears real, even if the individual never actually engaged in the depicted activity.  These manipulations have the ability to spread misinformation, undermine individuals’ credibility, and sow distrust on a very large scale.

Inadvertent Disability Discrimination May Lurk in Hiring Software, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms

While employers can realize significant time savings or improvement in the hiring process by implementing technology, employers must ensure that the selected technology is designed and implemented in a way that prevents discrimination based on protected classes such as disability, race, sex, national origin, color, or religion.  Employers may be responsible for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) even if the discrimination is not intentional or the technology was developed by an outside vendor.

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