foreign correspondent and investigative journalist, VRT News, Brussels
Exploring the use of deep learning (artificial intelligence) and blockchain technology to detect deepfake video and authenticate audiovisual content.
Tom Van de Weghe is an award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT, where he analyzes geopolitics. Prior to being based in Brussels, he was the bureau chief of VRT News America in Washington, D.C. As its senior correspondent, he reported on two presidential elections and interviewed both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He has traveled extensively across the Pacific region and covered events from the 2008 Olympics to the Sichuan earthquake to civil unrest in Tibet, Myanmar and Thailand and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In 2007, he started the first China Bureau for Belgian television and in 2006 received numerous awards for an investigative documentary about Chinese gambling in European soccer. He earned master’s degrees in Slavic philology, communication studies and international politics.
Posts by Tom
How should we journalists address the growing problem of synthetic media (11 minute read)
First steps in creating an AI roadmap for news organizations (8 minute read)
How we’ve built NewsChat — speech interaction with news (8 minute read)
Read @tomvandeweghe on Medium.
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