Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Sam Gregory.

He's a technologist, and program director at

He explains what deepfakes are and why they have seen a sudden rise.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Sam on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Sam explains the best ways to prevent deepfakes and the future of this technology.

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Alex is a staff writer at BBC Science Focus. He has worked for a number of brands covering technology and science with an interest in consumer tech, robotics, AI and future technology.