The ability to realistically put words into your mouth could be a serious invasion of privacy and new technology is capable of pulling off astonishing level of originality.
Samantha Cole wrote this piece for Vice describing the alarming progress in AI assisted deepfake capabilities now accessible to any one.
The process according to the paper “Everybody’s Talking’: Let me Talk as You Want,” by researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is.. ”To .. first create a three-dimensional face model on every frame of the target video to extract the geometry, pose, and expressions of the face,…They then reconstruct a 3D face mesh to match lip movements that match source audio phonemes, or individual sounds—similar to how recent text-to-video methods work.”
So why should you be concerned? According to the author.. “SenseTime, one of the companies that developed this research, was recently implicated in developing technology that helped the Chinese government profile a Muslim minority group.”
One way is to stay aware of the changes else we will not have “the ability of citizens and decision makers to separate truth from fiction.”
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New Deepfake Method Can Put Words In Anyone’s Mouth
Everybody’s Talkin’: Let Me Talk as You Want