Fake Obama created using AI video tool - BBC News

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Fake Obama created using AI video tool - BBC News 4.5
Researchers at the University of Washington have produced a photorealistic former US President Barack Obama.
Artificial intelligence was used to precisely model how Mr Obama moves his mouth when he speaks.
Their technique allows them to put any words into their synthetic Barack Obama’s mouth.



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As a film student, I think its amazing. As a citizen I am worried

Author — Louis Moreno

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Must have been equally easy to create Osama bin Laden videos.

Author — itsjustmyopinion

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just don't be evil. I see how this can get dangerous.

Author — Simisani Moyo

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"Like all technology, it can be used for a negative purpose." What positive purpose could this technology possibly have?

Author — Ryan MacFarlane

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He who figures out how to use this for porn shall become the first Trillionaire :P

Author — The Awesome Man

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Oh boy, nothing terrifying about this.

Author — Simon Carlile

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It was only a matter of time before this happens for both videos and voice and it really will discredit footage either video or voice as evidence when it can be faked easily enough but worse yet is a lot of fake news thats going around now, this could make it much worse and the public have little trust in the system as it is.

Author — Paul Aiello

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The most worrying now is anyone can simply create a video of you saying something against the government or an individual that will destroy your identity and lock you up in prison....

Author — Bitcoin Earner

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Identifying edited videos is simply not viable. The fake video can always be downsampled to mask manipulation artifacts as simple compression artifacts. Plus the technology is already producing realistic reconstructions, and it didn't even exist just a few years ago. In 5 years when the technology is unimaginably more advanced, we will just have to cope with the fact that all such information is potentially faked.

Author — Andy Barrette

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It used to be the saying..."if i didn't see it with my own two eyes, i wouldn't have believed it". This will no longer apply. We are entering a time where the system HAS to fall apart (democracy) in order to rebuilt into something more primitive again. Once you can control public opinion in an election, it is all over....period!

Author — Pils Nrimgaard

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Or as the spys would say: in the future there will be software to fool people into thinking a real video is fake and a fake video is real.

Author — internet mail

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This should be illegal. I have no idea why people can do that!

Author — Nerdy Snailie

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The development of tech has gone too far. This is scary stuff. Most importantly, this is violation of privacy.

Author — Jan

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Videoshop: putting words in my mouth since 2019

Author — S L

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Crazy. I already knew this was already happening but to see it up front like this is scary.

Author — What the f*ck did you just say?

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"People will use it for negative reasons, we should work to make sure that never happens""". Reeeaaallly that has ever worked. I honestly think it never has worked ever.

Author — Chris Moltisanti

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Great.... Now people can use this as an alibi, to escape from the shit storm caused by their actions.

Author — INGSOC

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Ya sure. What could go wrong? A video instruction by the CinC to launch nukes, a video call from an weapons industry CEO to transfer something to someone, I can think lots of uses. What was the intended use for this tech? Identify fake videos, seriously?

Author — Rahat Jobayar

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How many years has the US intelligence community had this technology?

Author — John Miranda

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Amazing!! These researchers arbitrarily chose Obama to demonstrate their invention and the majority of comments are about feelings about Obama (good or bad) and not the AI.

Author — Mappp