Deepfake Round Table Held by Collider Included Tom Cruise, Jeff Goldblum and Robert Downey Jr

Deepfakes are becoming a huge issue in the technology world. Thousands of deepfake scandals have been circulating the press because of multiple reasons and they are no longer just targeting famous people. Now deepfakes are invading personal vengeance while targeting people who do not have access to lawyers and legal teams who can run their legal battle. To highlight this issue, articles, movies, and documentaries have been made to raise awareness however, deepfakes have now invaded the comedy industry too.

In a recent attempt to highlight the issue, Collider, a film channel conducted a roundtable meetup where fake celebrities were invited. This roundtable mainly consisted of movie stars, the idea was to highlight the issue but the overall content was too hilarious to ignore. The idea of the performance was mainly to use celebrity impersonators while performing with each fake. By using machine learning the face of the impersonator was overlaid with the celebrity and although the results are not believable they surely serve their purpose.

The idea of combining the deepfakes and the celebrity impersonation is not new and this idea has already been used several times but highlighting the deepfakes in this way is surely new. It seems that the idea was derived from an already famous and running YouTube channel working solely on deepfakes, the name of the channel is Ctrl Shift Face and they have been doing this for quite some time now.

With the help of these performances, the users can not only know more about the strengths and weaknesses of deepfakes but they can also see that technology is not magic and cannot do everything. In case, things go south, internet users can understand how to pinpoint the loophole without too much effort. Deepfakes have been in business for the last three years and it has made tremendous progress, it has moved from being undetectable to somehow detectable. There is software that compares the video frame to frame and detect the issue but it seems even after all this it is not enough. Chances are that in the next few years’ things can surely become better when it comes to deepfakes.



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