Carborendum Posted March 10 Report Share Posted March 10 I recently saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR_J8Y16A1o about how far Deepfakes have come. I remember hearing about the technology being born around the year 2000. It was intriguing to think that things could be done. When I saw the first deepfake videos on Youtube, I thought they were so fake that no one would be taken in by this technology. As I look at the examples in the video I linked to, I had to admit that they've come a long way. They are all still clearly fake. But if I weren't aware they were deepfake and if I weren't paying attention (like casually listening to a news flash) it wouldn't have occurred to me. I would have simply "felt" like the video was kinda weird. So far, they are still easily discernible by anyone with a eye for detail. But at some point, it will take expert digital technicians to discern the difference. And who knows? At some point it will be impossible to tell the difference. With the warning from Pres. Nelson Quote In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost. I wonder if this technology will be a major part of that. We simply won't be able to believe our eyes anymore. Anyone could be made to say anything anymore. What if someone were to hijack the General Conference video and replace it with a deepfake saying something completely wrong? How many of us would be thinking, "This has got to be fake"? I know quite a few people who are simply on the border that will say,"This is the last straw!" And they would not come back even if corrections/denials were issued. Many such people would take the position "Even if it was a deepfake, they were saying the things they really believe anyway." Learn to depend on the Holy Ghost. Still_Small_Voice and Just_A_Guy 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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