MIT Technology Review editor shows off deepfake tech that can be used in real time. Hope you speak Russian.
MIT showed off deepfake technology Wednesday that can be used in real time. During its EmTech conference, MIT Technology Review Editor-in-Chief Gideon Lichfield conducted an interview with deepfake “Vladimir Putin” on stage. A video tweeted by the publication shows Lichfield asking questions and then ducking into a booth to respond as a deepfake Russian president.
Deepfakes, video forgeries that make people appear to be doing or saying things they didn’t, are the moving-picture equivalent of bogus images created with programs like Photoshop. Deepfake software has made manipulated videos accessible and increasingly harder to detect as fake.
“This is the deepfake of @glichfield interviewing Vladimir Putin (wink wink nudge nudge),” Tech Review tweeted Wednesday.