Of course, we don’t see into the future, but something tells us the FakeApp software might be onto something as it now allows you to create your favorite porn movie using any celebrity’s face. Sounds like a winner to me.
A user at Reddit called ‘Deepfakes’ says he used the FakeApp system to create the hereunder clip featuring Jessica Alba’s face and we must admit as to being impressed.
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He’s so far made several convincing porn videos of celebrities (including Gal Gadot, Maisie Williams, and Taylor Swift) using a machine learning algorithm combined with lots of spare time and publicly available videos.
Within the community, the software has since spread so much that the word “deepfake” itself has now become a noun for the kinds of neural-network generated fake videos their namesake pioneered.
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Deepfakeapp said about his invention: “I think the current version of the app is a good start, but I hope to streamline it even more in the coming days and weeks.”
“Eventually, I want to improve it to the point where prospective users can simply select a video on their computer, download a neural network correlated to a certain face from a publicly available library, and swap the video with a different face with the press of one button.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Peter Eckersley, a chief computer scientist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation admits that this tech is about to explode and soon everyone will be able to make their own favorite ‘movies’: “I think we’re on the cusp of this technology being really easy and widespread.”
“You can make fake videos with neural networks today, but people will be able to tell that you’ve done that if you look closely, and some of the techniques involved remain pretty advanced. That’s not going to stay true for more than a year or two.”