July 13, 2019

Deepfake — In which we learn that video can lie like a pro

A new word for me.

Deepfake (a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”[1]) is a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network.

— via Wikipedia.

I particularly liked this article that talks about a couple of artists who posted a video of Mark Zukerberg saying things he never said.

The technology is just getting started and it’s incredibly good. Soon we won’t be able to believe any video evidence we see. Will we learn to distrust video like we do with photographs?

July 13, 2019


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