Deep fake content

Deep fake: combines artificial intelligence and deep learning to mix existing images and videos onto source images or videos in order to mislead

AI helps David Beckham "speak" 9 languages

The #MalariaMustDie campaign launched in April 2019 features David Beckham's video in which he appeals to the public delivering a message in 9 languages. The video was created using AI technology.

Note that in this case there is no intent to deceive, but the technology is used to maximise the campaign reach.

Read De Facto's detailed post on this here.


China's Xinhua creates a virtual news anchor using AI

In November 2018, the China’s Xinhua news agency announced that it has created, using AI, the world’s first virtual news anchor. A more extended coverage of the story is available from BBC.

Fake Obama created using AI

Researchers at the University of Washington have produced a photorealistic former US President Barack Obama. Artificial intelligence was used to precisely model how Mr Obama moves his mouth when he speaks. Their technique allows them to put any words into their synthetic Barack Obama’s mouth.

The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear

A new breed of video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of realistic looking news. More info in this article by The Guardian.



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