Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The State of Deepfakes

James Vincent:

When a series of spookily convincing Tom Cruise deepfakes went viral on TikTok, some suggested it was a chilling sign of things to come — harbinger of an era where AI will let anyone make fake videos of anyone else. The video’s creator, though, Belgium VFX specialist Chris Ume, says this is far from the case. Speaking to The Verge about his viral clips, Ume stresses the amount of time and effort that went into making each deepfake, as well as the importance of working with a top-flight Tom Cruise impersonator, Miles Fisher.


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Rebecca Clair

Feels like the future will get slower when for security reasons before opening a photo a whole thing has to run to verify if it's fake or not.

>says this is far from the case

If one guy was able to create deepfakes this convincing, the amount of time it took him doesn't really disabuse me of the notion that we might be kind of screwed.

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