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‘The Shining’ Believably Replaced With Jim Carrey Proves AI Is 1 Big Horror Film
By Mikelle Leow, 10 Jul 2019
Images via Warner Bros. Studio and Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
Deepfakes aren’t just innocuous pranks. These manipulated clips, which involve the superimposing of faces over original footage with the help of AI, make fake news and revenge porn even more of a reality. Experts fear that world wars might arise as a result of such videos, as snippets of influential figures—even their voices—can be doctored convincingly by anyone with a computer.
Facebook recently came under fire for letting a deepfake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stay on its platform, even though it’s fake news. It’s getting more difficult to discern truth from fiction, and a new viral video proves this point.
In a less ill-meaning video produced by YouTube channel Ctrl Shift Face, Jack Nicholson’s face in 1980’s The Shining gets eerily replaced with that of Jim Carrey. The creator shares that he used an open-source program called ‘DeepFaceLab’ to edit the video, which means anyone on the internet with the necessary skillset can pull off something like this.
Side-by-side visuals posted on Reddit depicting both the original and manipulated footage are even creepier, as the longer you stare at them, the harder it seems to tell the actors apart.
Is life scarier than horror films now? Judge for yourself by watching the convincing deepfake below.
[via MarketWatch, video via Ctrl Shift Face, images via various sources]
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