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Chris Bregler is a Senior Staff Scientist and Engineering Manager at Google AI, where he is leading media integrity efforts and other initiatives to combat disinformation.  He has been tracking DeepFakes from its early inception, starting as the inventor of the landmark project VideoRewrite. In 2016 he received an Academy Award in the Science and Technology category for his visual effects work.  His other awards include the IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for "Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision that Have Withstood the Test of Time," the Olympus Prize, and grants from the National Science Foundation, Packard Foundation, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, N.S.A, and C.I.A.  Formerly a professor at New York University and Stanford University, he was named Stanford Joyce Faculty Fellow, Terman Fellow, and Sloan Research Fellow. In addition to working for several companies including Hewlett Packard, Interval, Disney Feature Animation, LucasFilm's ILM, and the New York Times, he was the executive producer of Squidball.net, for which he built the world's largest real-time motion capture volume.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.

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