Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video


An update from the Wild Wild West of fake news technologies: A team of computer scientists have figured out how to make words come out of the mouth of former President Barack Obama -- on video -- by using artificial intelligence. Soon we may see a wellspring of fake news videos. As a team out of the University of Washington explains in a new paper titled "Synthesizing Obama: Learning Lip Sync from Audio," they've made several fake videos of Obama. The researchers accomplished this feat not by cutting and pasting his body into different scenes -- but by having a computer system called a neural network study hours and hours of video footage, to see how Obama's mouth moves.