Fake Obama created using AI video tool - BBC News

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Fake Obama created using AI video tool - BBC News 4.5
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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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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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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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Are you implying he was real in the first place

Author — Hyness For Smash

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Man the saying "believe none of what you hear half of what you see" comes to mind when I see this.

Author — rbush431

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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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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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Oh boy, nothing terrifying about this.

Author — Simon Carlile

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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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They did this on the Max Headroom show in the 80s. Predictive programming!

Author — Maki

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Is it true that obama has been executed for treason ? Along with a lot of others like tom hanks and many others in pedo wood they are saying alot of celebrities and politicians involved with crimes against children and human trafficking have been taken down in a world wide sting and covid is the cover up of why our borders are closed has anyone heard about this ???

Author — Daryl Murphy

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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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Seems quite reckless to create the tool, suggest a solution for identifying videos made using the tool, but then not actually create the solution...

Author — M Jami

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Videoshop: putting words in my mouth since 2019

Author — S L

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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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The government probably have already used such technology without us even realizing it

Author — Jay H