Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Monday, April 22, 2024

DeepMedia Launches $1.25M Deepfake Detection Program with DOD 

May 22, 2023 -- DeepMedia today announced that it has been selected by AFWERX for a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) contract in the amount of $1.25 million focused on DeepFake detection to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

DeepMedia will integrate their highly-accurate DeepFake face and voice analysis technologies into DOD applications, ensuring the US has the world’s most advanced detection tools at their disposal. The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through a faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and losing bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution.

The DAF began offering 'The Open Topic' SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on May 22, 2023, DeepMedia will now provide its innovative capabilities to strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

About DeepMedia

DeepMedia is an Oakland-based synthetic media platform company that pioneers industry-leading generation and detection capabilities for dual-use commercial and defense purposes. DeepMedia also offers ethical-only generation services such as its proprietary platform, DubSync, which can translate, dub, and lipsync any video into 50 languages. As a leader in the rapidly developing synthetic media space, DeepMedia aims to provide the US government with unparalleled access to technology and data to ensure that the United States and its allies remain dominant in all forms of synthetic generation and detection.

About AFRL

AFRL is the sole organization leading the planning & execution of USAF & USSF science & technology programs. Orchestrates a world-wide government, industry & academia coalition in the discovery, development & delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technology. Provides leading-edge warfighting capabilities keeping air, space and cyberspace forces the world's best. Employs 10,800 military, civilian, and contractor personnel at 17 research sites executing an annual $4B budget.


AFWERX is an Air Force Research Laboratory Directorate that connects innovators across government, industry and academia. Through innovation and collaboration with our nation’s top subject-matter experts, AFWERX harnesses the power of ingenuity of internal talent while expanding technology, talent and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability.

About AFVentures

AFVentures invests in emerging technologies to scale Department of the Air Force capabilities, strengthening the US industrial base that empowers Airmen and Guardians by incentivizing private, for-profit investment in national security interests. Our success is achieved by connecting novel commercial solutions with defense problem sets, de-risking Airmen and Guardian initiatives to fill capability gaps and transition technologies.

Source: DeepMedia