“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is set to star in many upcoming films, but some Star Wars fans wouldn’t mind her playing Princess Leia, and these AI-generated deepfakes show why. Deepfakes make use of a neural network called an autoencoder, which reduces an image to a lower dimensional latent space, and a decoder, which reconstructs the image from the latent representation. They use this technique to encode a person into the latent space. Read more for two videos.
Television fanatics most certainly know that The X-Files series revolved around Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. What better way to merge the 1997 film Men in Black with the series than with deepfake technology. Read more to see the clip that ensued.
It’s scary to think that in just a few years, we could be seeing full-length movies made entirely with artificial intelligence. Actor Jim Meskimen teamed up with deepfake artist Sham00k to give us a preview of what it might be like. Meskimen’s voices were spot on, and when the facial features of 20 celebrities, including George W. Bush, George Clooney, Nicholas Cage, Colin Firth, Robert De Niro, and even Arnold Schwartzenegger, things got strange really quickly. Read more for the video and additional information.