Go watch the full version first! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPKe… A little behind the scenes video on how I created “A deeper look into the life of an impressionist” featured on Hollywood impressionist Jim Meskimens channel.
The full video took just over 250 hours of work, 1,200 hours of footage, 300,000 images and close to 1 terabyte of data to create.
When we talk about deepfakes, the term used to describe a type of digitally manipulated videos, most of the discussion is focused on the implications of deepfake technology for spreading fake news and potentially even destabilizing elections, particularly the upcoming U.S. 2020 election.
A new study from Deeptrace Labs, however, a cybersecurity company that detects and monitors deepfakes, suggests that the biggest threat posed by deepfakes has little to do with politics at all and that women all over the world may be at risk.
New research shows an alarming surge in the creation of so-called deepfake videos, with the number online almost doubling in the last nine months. There is also evidence that the production of these videos is becoming a lucrative business.
And while much of the concern about deepfakes has centred on their use for political purposes, the evidence is that pornography accounts for the overwhelming majority of the clips.
So, we’ve already warned you of the dangers of deepfakes.
Security experts have provided a cautionary tale that deepfakes will play a sinister role in the 2020 election. And we’ve already seen the mayhem that erupted when a Nancy Pelosi video was slowed down to make it appear like she was drunk.
Though not a deepfake, the footage showcased how fast an altered video can go viral and make people question the validity of what they are seeing.