We all are now aware that the internet is full of fake images.
But did you know that technology can now produce pretty convincing fake videos like the one below? (Language warning)
Using simple apps, it is possible to put the words in the mouth of a celebrity and broadcast it on social media. Similar technology has been used to put celebrity faces on adult performers in porn videos known as deep fakes.
This has the potential to create massive disruption in the media and news industry and puts pressure on those industries to find ways to verify content.
Welcome to the world of AI enhanced fake videos. All it takes is a number of images and videos of a target and it is then possible for AI to manipulate composites of those images and videos into a completely fabricated video.
Now more than ever we need to be vigilant for doctored videos promoting a skewed view on reality.
So the old “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear” needs a bit of an update.