Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” with data, without being explicitly programmed.
The name Machine learning was coined in 1959 by Arthur Samuel. Wikipedia
Here’s a good video that makes the process understandable.
Video by Siraj Raval
There’s a new trend on the interwebs called ‘Deepfakes’, a machine learning system that can be trained to paste one person’s face onto another person’s body, complete with facial expressions.
The effect isn’t yet more convincing than conventional computer graphics techniques, but it could democratize Hollywood-level special effects fakery — and, potentially, lead to a flood of convincing hoaxes.
I’ll explain how DeepFakes works both programmatically and theoretically in this video. It’s essentially 2 autoencoders trained on 2 image datasets and then we reconstruct image A using image B’s decoder.
Code for this video (with coding challenge): https://github.com/llSourcell/deepfakes
“I was going to tell a science fiction story about face-swapping, and mass blackmail. Then the news broke about unethical face-swapping videos, and software designed and marketed for creating them: and I realised the future had arrived faster than I thought.”
Video by Tom Scott
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