On 60 Minutes Sunday, journalist Invoice Whitaker explored the world of deepfakes and artificial media, the place synthetic intelligence is used to make pictures and movies which can be faux however look hyper-realistic.
Whitaker had a deepfake video manufactured from himself that aged him again 30 years, and even had the flexibility to remove his mustache. He additionally had an artificial avatar manufactured from himself that was in a position to converse phrases he by no means truly spoke, solely typed into a pc, precisely as he would say them.
And whereas deepfakes can be utilized for enjoyable, like the favored Tom Cruise deepfakes on TikTok, Whitaker spoke to one of many first folks to jot down a ebook on the subject, Nina Schick, who known as the expertise a “recreation changer” on the subject of disinformation. Particularly on account of how briskly it’s evolving.
“By 5 to seven years, we’re mainly a trajectory the place any single creator, so, a YouTuber, a TikToker, will be capable to create the identical degree of visible results that’s solely accessible to probably the most well-resourced Hollywood studio at the moment,” Schick mentioned.