'So-called deepfakes are getting more and more sophisticated, with commentators voicing fears that the technology, which started with online pornography, could impact the political realm and take fake news to another level. A new tool presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology already allows for the production of fakes on the spot.
MIT Technology Review Editor-in-Chief Gideon Lichfield transformed himself into Russian President Vladimir Putin to demonstrate new deepfake real-time technology at the Institute’s EmTech conference, hosted by MediaLab. The journalist turned the presentation into an improvised interview, in which he played both parties. A video featuring the stunt was published on MIT Technology Review’s Twitter account.
— MIT Technology Review (@techreview Sept 18th 2019
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