Deepfake technology is a new kind of imaging that’s going to be the future of gaming and media. Here’s what you need to know:
1.What is Deepfake?
Deepfake is a technique that enables someone to alter a photo or video in a realistic way. The term “deepfake” comes from “deep learning” and “fake,” and is used because this technique uses AI-generated deep learning algorithms to produce photorealistic results. This technique is used by combining and superimposing existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network (GAN).
2.How does it work?
Deepfakes first became popular on Reddit, where users would post videos of celebrities appearing to say or do things they never said or did in real life. One example was a video of President Obama, in which his face was replaced by a different actor who could be made to say anything the creators wanted him to say. These videos were created by training the model on thousands of videos of the person(s) being faked so that it learns their facial expressions and lip movements. Then when given a new video, this model can replace one face with
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Deepfakes are here to stay—they are a new generation of fake content that is initially being used to spread misinformation and disinformation but also has the potential to change entertainment as we know it.
The technology behind deepfakes is still in its infancy, but deepfakes are rapidly evolving and will continue to become more sophisticated and harder (or impossible) to detect as developers find new ways to add realistic facial movements, expressions and blinking. Because the technology relies on open-source software, advances can be easily shared between users of deepfake software applications. These developments are likely to come from within the community of hobbyists who develop these tools for fun rather than profit.
Deepfakes are a relatively new phenomenon in the world of digital media. In the past few months, the technology has been leveraged to manipulate videos of public figures, including President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In July, a deepfake video was created using an AI-generated face in place of Scarlett Johansson’s likeness in the 2014 film “Her.” More recently, Reddit banned one of its largest deepfakes communities known as “FakeApp” for violating terms of service.
In this episode of Recode Decode, host Kara Swisher talked to Hany Farid, a computer scientist at Dartmouth who studies digital forensics and image manipulation detection. Farid said that deepfakes have become popular due to their relative ease to make and distribute, while their creation is still “largely hidden from view” to most people. He also discussed some of the ways that we can tell when a video has been manipulated and what he thinks will happen next with this technology.
Deepfake is a type of artificial intelligence used to create or alter video content so that it presents something that never existed. This technology uses machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, to digitally manipulate media in order to make fake scenes.
Deepfakes are often made with the help of deep learning, a subset of machine learning that involves teaching algorithms through neural networks. Neural networks are inspired by the human brain, and they’re able to simulate the way our brain learns about new things through data and experience.
Deepfakes are typically created by training an algorithm on many photos or videos of a person’s face. The algorithm is then able to swap one face for another within a video, making it look as if someone else was there the entire time.
Deepfakes are videos that use machine learning to create “extremely convincing” images of people doing things they never did. This technology is a new frontier in the growing field of synthetic media and can be used to create realistic-looking faceswaps, as well as other types of manipulated media (including audio).