What would Hillary Clinton look like imprisoned, and as psycho killer Hannibal Lecter?
Watch as “her” eyes move and lips wrinkle in a stunningly realistic way:
While Clinton is not a candidate (yet), experts warn “deepfake” videos may pose a problem for 2020 contenders.
CNBC reported in October:
The technology is a problem not only because the videos are fake and easy make, but also because like “fake news” articles on social media, they are likely to be shared.
“Deepfakes can be made by anyone with a computer, internet access, and interest in influencing an election,” said John Villasenor, a professor at UCLA focusing on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. He explained that “they are a powerful new tool for those who might want to (use) misinformation to influence an election.”
Experts warn that deepfakes can weaponize false information and, because of the ease of creating fake content, videos can be made and distributed promptly, allowing fake videos to reach millions in seconds.
“If there are a multitude of deepfakes over the course of an election campaign, voters could grow cynical about the ability to tell truth from falsehood. Cynicism could lead to apathy, low voter turnout, and disillusionment with the entire political system,” said NYU adjunct professor Paul Barret told the network.