Deepfakes Are Getting Easier To Make And The Internet’s Just Not Ready

 

One of the coolest videos I’ve seen in the past year is a YouTube clip from The Late Show with David Letterman featuring actor and comedian Bill Hader.  The video is what is known as a deepfake, or manipulated media created through the power of AI.  Deepfakes can be as straightforward as face-swapping one actor onto another in a clip from your favorite movie. Or, you can even have an impersonator provide audio to synced mouth movement and create an entirely new moment for that targeted individual. This Obama deepfake, voiced by Jordan Peele, is a perfect example of that usage.   While the manipulated media is ultimately generated by AI, the human behind it still needs time and patience to craft a good quality deepfake. Deepfakes Are Getting Easier To Make And The Internet’s Just Not Ready

thumbnail courtesy of in.mashable.com