Are you soon ready to live in a world where it will be very difficult to distinguish the true from the false?
Deepfakes are videos that have been digitally edited beforehand. They allow, thanks to an AI, to place a face on another face. At the heart of the news, they impress and entertain. However, this technology can have a detrimental influence and is the cause of much concern, especially since anyone can now create deepfakes with a quality that is beyond comprehension.
In the video above, Dr. Károly Zsolnai-Fehér‘s explains that anyone can now create deepfakes. In order to use this technique, he explains that all you have to do is film yourself and add the face of your choice. In a deepfake, several movements are transcribed, such as those of the head, mouth, or eyes. But it is also possible to move the whole body.
In addition, there are nowadays many techniques to create deepfakes. One of them consists, for example, of adding several facial markers or a particular pose from a video of the chosen person. The latter does not require any particular knowledge of image retouching. This technique is therefore very general. It is also possible to create a high quality deepfake from a single photo of the selected face, or to make us dance like professionals. You can also do this with images of animals and characters or make an animation of a robot from a single sequence previously filmed.
It is a neural network that allows you to generate all this information. It manages to identify what kinds of movements and transformations have been made in a video. It can then automatically create a deepfake.
« I think the first step is to inform the public that these deepfakes can now be created quickly and with little effort and that they no longer need a qualified scientist. If this can be done, it is of the utmost importance that we all know this,» says Károly Zsolnai-Fehér‘s.
Faced with this, are you soon ready to live in a world where it will be very difficult to distinguish the true from the false? Are you afraid of the proliferation of deepfakes?
Source : YouTube