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Finally, a Truly Benevolent Use of Deepfake Technology

By Petr Knava | Social Media | September 22, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | September 22, 2020 |


If you could make one of those DND alignment charts for deepfake tech, you’d probably get something like:

Neutral good: Fixing that ugly Lion King remake. Bill Hader becoming the T-1000.

Chaotic good: Harrison Ford inserted into Solo, twice.

Chaotic evil: Pete Davidson’s face pasted onto Ariana Grande’s body. And Donald Trump’s face pasted onto a baby.

While obviously all the horrible misogynist uses and covert state violence the tech is being deployed for would be classed as a whole other category of true evil.

It’s a mixed bag, in other words.

So I’m not even sure where this deepfake of iconic movie clips singing Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ falls. I feel it’s somewhere in the chaotic good camp?

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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