One of the coolest videos I’ve seen in the past year is a YouTube clip from The Late Show with David Letterman featuring actor and comedian Bill Hader.
Or... was that actually Tom Cruise? It's hard to tell sometimes because they keep seamlessly switching back and forth.
So, what exactly are you watching here? Well, someone took an unedited clip of Letterman interviewing Hader and then swapped in Cruise's face using artificial intelligence.
Deepfakes can be as straightforward as face-swapping one actor onto another in a clip from your favorite movie. Or, you can even have an impersonator provide audio to synced mouth movement and create an entirely new moment for that targeted individual. This Obama deepfake, voiced by Jordan Peele, is a perfect example of that usage. Read more...