Deep fakes, the art of leveraging artificial intelligence to insert the likeness and/or voice of people into videos they don’t otherwise appear in, typically focus on celebrity parodies or political subterfuge.
“Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina (Sam Raimi trilogy cast) in Marvel’s spider-man PS4 game.”
“I created this video using DeepFake technology. DeepFaceLab 2.0 by IPerov was used to create the models and perform the character’s training. I created a face-set for each actor and then trained the 192DF model separately for each scene.
All raw footage was heavily edited in an entertaining trailer-style. XSef masking applied to some characters. I used my own model trained over 1M iterations. All models training were performed on NVidia 1080Ti and 1070 Ti GPU mounted together.”
What can former U.S. president Richard Nixon possibly teach us about artificial intelligence today and the future of misinformation online? Nothing. The real Nixon died 26 years ago. But an AI-generated likeness of him shines new light on a quickly evolving technology with sizable implications, both creative and destructive, for our current digital information ecosystem.