If you’re not worried about so-called “deepfakes“, then you’re not paying attention. A deepfake is a video where you take one person’s face and superimpose it on someone else’s body.
And the technology is already advanced enough that you can make them virtually flawless. At a time when “fake news” is already a huge problem, the consequences of a good deepfake are potentially devastating.
That point really got driven home yesterday, when a video went viral of JENNIFER LAWRENCE giving an interview, but with STEVE BUSCEMI’s face.
As insane as that sounds, the result looks like a human being who actually exists . . . but also a human being who should never, ever exist.
I've gone down a black hole of the latest DeepFakes and this mashup of Steve Buscemi and Jennifer Lawrence is a sight to behold pic.twitter.com/sWnU8SmAcz
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) January 29, 2019