The thing about deepfake—took two weeks and $552 to deepfake Zuck’s interview

I learned a lot from creating my own deepfake video. ..what’s remarkable is that a neophyte like me can create fairly convincing video so quickly and for so little money. And there’s every reason to think deepfake technology will continue to get better, faster, and cheaper in the coming years. I started with a video of Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress and replaced his face with that of Lieutenant Commander Data (Brent Spiner) from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Total spent: $552. https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/datazuck_final.mp4

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/how-i-created-a-deepfake-of-mark-zuckerberg-and-star-treks-data Tech reporter, Timothy Lee, shares lessons creating his own deepfake video.


..what’s remarkable is that a neophyte like me can create fairly convincing video so quickly and for so little money. And there’s every reason to think deepfake technology will continue to get better, faster, and cheaper in the coming years.

I started with a video of Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress and replaced his face with that of Lieutenant Commander Data (Brent Spiner) from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Total spent: $552.

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