Every day I get more and more convinced that only a few years into the future, images and videos will no longer be considered be source of ‘truth’. I was even more convinced when I looked at this demo from a team of researchers at UC Berkeley. They were able to use a video of a person dancing (well) and then superimpose those dance moves on somebody else! Videos of you dancing awkwardly at your friend’s wedding will soon be a thing of past – you can create your own version of history! Although you can tell that the video is fake but velocity at which AI/ML techniques are improving – you could soon have your own Step Up movie.
What is scary is that this AI did not require any training on target videos beforehand. That means that you could also be starring in a video that has you stealing a painting from a museum.
Here is a link to the math if you are interested: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1808.07371.pdf