Deep Fakes

A colleague had to miss a work co-presentation yesterday, so I made some deep fakes and inserted him in the presentation virtually. It was kind of a riot.

I was surprised how much effort this turned out to be – I kind of thought there would be a bunch of turn-key deepfake services to use. Instead, I found a Google Colab and wound up doing a lot of manual video and audio editing, and it turned out kind of comically bad.

Deepfakes still seem to require a fair amount of artistic ability, in a sense.

Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun.

Here’s a kind of comically bad deepfake of my brother Adam spouting something about Python.

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