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deepfake

(DEEP learning FAKE) Creating a phony video that looks real. With the increasing advancements in computer performance and techniques, face swap spftware superimposes a face onto the face of someone else in a video. The result is that anybody can be made to look like they love or hate anything. The video can be produced entirely by using actors, whose faces are replaced with a celebrity such as a movie star, politician or news anchor, and it appears very real to the casual viewer. See face swap and FaceApp.

Serious Future Implications
As deepfake video techniques improve, there are ominous implications for the future. Videos are highly persuasive when they "supposedly" come from prominent people. Although computer analysis can likely determine a fake video even as they get more realistic, that detection is after the fact and after the damage is done. See fake news, fake website, fake fans, deep learning and social media.


Do It Yourself
OpenFaceSwap is a Windows-based deepfake application that anyone can use to superimpose a face onto a video. This is a sample of the fill-in-the-blanks GUI-based application. For more information, visit www.deepfakes.club.
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Alibaba, which owns Alipay, says it uses sophisticated anti-spoofing algorithms to make sure it isn't fooled by still photographs or deepfake videos.
The user can then share the deepfake video with his friends on social media.
Summary: California [USA], July 19 (ANI): After ruining lives of celebrities with fabricated videos, deepfakes are now being channeled against CEOs to steal millions from companies, which are not even ready to combat them.
They are called 'deepfakes'-video forgeries that make people appear to be doing or saying things they never did.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social network needs to develop a policy to deal with "deepfake" videos altered with artificial intelligence with the intention to manipulate people (AFP Photo/Amy Osborne / MANILA BULLETIN)
But while the Zuckerberg deepfake was part of an art installation and not designed to deceive, the same cannot be said of the Pelosi video.
A recent clip of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg talking about "billions of people's stolen data" is actually a deepfake, a video in which a person's likeness has been manipulated to appear to be saying something the person didn't, according to PolitiFact.com.
The video was made by artists using an authentic from 2017, to demonstrate the potential power of "deepfake" videos and Facebook's policies towards hosting them.
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A talking Mona Lisa, thanks to a technology known as deepfake!
High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos," The Seattle Times, originally published July 1, 2018, updated July 4, 2018, https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/apxi-never-said-that-high-tech-deception-of-deepfake-videos/.