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New “Deepfakes” A-I Can Easily Put Anyone’s Face Into A Porno

Thompson January 29, 2018 January 29th, 2018

A new phenomenon is surfacing known as “deepfakes” — semi-realistic, AI-generated celebrity porn videos.

Previously, the means to create a video of “Emma Watson” showering with another lady or “Gal Gadot” smashing it out with her “step-brother” were reserved for people who could do complicated, arcane shit with computers. But more recent software developments allow any dope with a little extra time on their hands to slap their favorite famous person’s face on an adult actor with a roughly similar body type, and hopefully question their life choices as soon as they’ve finishing making a faux-celebrity sex tape.

Of course deepfakes don’t necessarily need to be sinister or exploitative.  This user shows us what it would’ve looked like if Nicolas Cage had been cast as Lois Lane in Man of Steel.

Lots of folks are rightfully concerned about the ethics of this dubious breakthrough, ‘cos it’s creepy as all hell. The ersatz celeb clips raise serious questions of consent.

But from the consumer’s standpoint, we should keep in mind that movie stars, successful TV actors, rock stars, and the sort are basically all multi-millionaires. Under no circumstances are any of these people going to participate in a porno shoot unless they think their “legitimate” careers are already over and they get paid crazy  money. (To put that in perspective, Dustin Diamond only made a porno ‘cos he had reason to believe he’d make at least a cool million.)

So if we see a clip of a current CW star blowing an uncharacteristically swole pizza delivery boy, even if it looks authentic, we can all assume it’s a fraud because no porn studio could ever afford a current CW star.

Meanwhile, when deepfakes are weaponized against regular people, the damage could get pretty damn tangible. Obviously women with vindictive douchebag ex-boyfriends have the most immediate cause for alarm. But we’ve all got somebody out there who’s pissed off at us. That means we could, hypothetically, all pop up in YouPorn and RedTube searches getting naked and crazy with total strangers one of these days, and potentially lose jobs and relationships as a result.

The future is scary.

via Motherboard

top image is not really Daisy Ridley