Page 1 of [VIDEO] The deeply concerning advent of Deepfakes
First became aware of this a while ago, probably from this clip:
Then, after being suitably impressed, I fell down a youtube rabbit hole and and ended up here.
And while I don't want to come across all bandi-esque (no offence), there's a real and genuine concern that as this technology becomes more refined, it'll be harder & harder to distinguish a real soundbite from a fake one. The most startling aspect of this is how easy it is to pull off.
At the moment on 4ch, they're getting obsessed with deepnudes, an app that was recently pulled from app stores because of its very nature (take a picture of a girl in a bikini and it... you get the idea.
The issue here is that while these apps & processes might seem fun at first, the opportunities for these to be exploited for financial & political gain are worrying, and yet the people creating this software genuinely think it's just for fun. Take a look at the guy in the second video who is giggling his head off after manipulating a man's voice to make it sound like he's been inappropriate with both his co-worker & pet. All it would take would be a phone call with this tech and you're destroying marriages & lives, for a laugh.
I suppose this fake programming can be used both ways.
Against you...they could put you in a compromising fake scene and blackmail you or make you do something they want, so that it is not shown. Personally I would say show it and we will have a barbie a few amber nectars and some friends around, and make a night of it.
For you.....You could do a President Donald Trump and say its all fake, prove it. Even if it was real you could say its fake manipulation.
Yep, the world is no longer black and white, and if you saw on the world news, a fleet of UFO saucers attacking the planet , you would now do a double take, and wonder if it real or not
"All it would take would be a phone call with this tech and you're destroying marriages & lives, for a laugh."
We have this already and have for a long time, it happens with all technology.
We've had fake photographs and sound recordings, now easier than ever to manipulate in the digital world.
"At the moment on 4ch, they're getting obsessed with deepnudes,"
Again, nothing new. We've already had celebrity heads being superimposed on the bodies of porn 'stars'.
That isn't to dismiss what you're saying, but this sort of stuff has been around for a long time...
Mandela Effect just went into overdrive ;)
This item was edited on Thursday, 11th July 2019, 12:05
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Si Wooldridge says...
"this sort of stuff has been around for a long time..."
Absolutely, Im probably responsible for a fair few fakes myself, but the worrying trend here is that it's video, which was usually the last bastion of truth.
"but the worrying trend here is that it's video, which was usually the last bastion of truth"
I would also add it's done with AI, it doesn't require a highly skilled artist who understands light and Photoshop. It just needs someone with some computer skills, a load of source images and a point to make.
For a while there will be AI working out fakes from truths, but eventually, because of the nature of AI, there will be a point when you cannot tell.
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They are already using 3D moving images of dead actors for films and advertising. Money goes to their estate. Its good quality but as Rob says its not quite there yet. But it will be.
Advert Cadbury Galaxy choc bar with deceased actress Audrey Hepburn.
Film Admiral Grand Tarking Star wars Rouge one, using deceased actor Peter Cushing.
You know in Jurassic Park when the girl falls through the ceiling and a raptor jumps up at her? Stuntwoman with the actor's face added in post.
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