Dubai Police organises advanced course on identifying “Deep Fakes”

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The Dubai Police, represented by the International Center for Forensic Sciences at the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology, recently organised an advanced course on identifying methods and mechanisms of “Deep Fake”.

According to a press release by Dubai Police, this initiative is part of the ongoing efforts to keep pace with all modern technologies and innovations, prioritise these sciences in solving cases, and provide scientific and material evidence to the Public Prosecution and relevant judicial authorities to achieve justice in related crimes.

Major General Ahmad Thani Bin Ghalita, Director of Dubai Police’s General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology, emphasised that this course is part of the force’s keenness, under the guidance of His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, and the continuous follow-up of Major General Expert Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, to keep up with all scientific developments in various fields and utilise them in all police sciences through qualified and trained national personnel per o the highest levels.

“This is in line with the visions and plans of Dubai Police to lead and pioneer in various criminal scientific specialities, especially the modern ones,” he said.

Maj Gen Bin Ghalita explained that the General Department of Forensic Sciences and Criminology is a comprehensive scientific institution that includes scientific specialities in various fields, plays a crucial role in crime detection, and provides physical evidence to judicial authorities to achieve justice. “Therefore, it always aims to be at the forefront by conducting workshops and specialised courses that keep pace with all scientific developments,” he said.

Lt Col Rashed Lootah, Director of the Forensic Digital Department at Dubai Police, highlighted the importance of this course for experts and specialised technicians in identifying evidence about cybercrimes, especially under the current swift digital developments the world is witnessing, including cybercriminals utilising this technology to execute cybercrimes that threaten the community’s safety and security.

Regarding the course, Lieutenant Colonel Dr Hamad Al Awar, Head of Video and Image Examination at Dubai Police’s Forensic E-evidence Department, confirmed that Professor Anderson Rocha, who holds a PhD in computer science and specialises in artificial intelligence and digital forensics, delivered the course from Campinas University in Brazil.

He said, “The course is an important foundation for future cooperation in forensic evidence examination between Campinas University and Dubai Police”.

Prof Rocha, one of the world’s leading experts in examining forged visual materials, explained enhancing the skills of experts in Dubai Police to identify and combat deep fakes using the latest technologies.

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