Deep Fakes are overkill for our tiny brains
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Just in case you think you can spot a deep-fake video from a mile away, the gentlemen that brought you South Park made a new Sassy Justice video. They do us the favor of making it pretty clear that this never happened; others will not be so generous. On the surface, it’s just a joke video, but the implications are grave. If Sassy Justice can make this video, what’s stopping a much-better funded news organization from making a “Trump/Biden calls staffer the c-word, caught on tape” video?
The SMBC comic about villainy shows a master criminal who “can generate a perfect deep-fake of any public figure doing anything”, to which his interlocutor responds “Why waste all that computing power? Just take an out-of-context still of the politician you don’t like and writer whatever claim you want on it.”
“Using neural networks to fool the human mind is like using a bazooka to fight a hamster.”