No Wonder Woman Did Not Star in a Porno AI Creates Fake

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet: That video of Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot having sex with her stepbrother is—you guessed it—fake.The former Miss Israel doesn’t even have a stepbrother.Rather, a machine-learning algorithm stuck Gadot’s head on a porn star’s body.The rather impressive, if not deeply unsettling, result is allegedly the work of one person—a Redditor by the name “deepfakes.”As reported by Motherboard, the video was created using “easily accessible materials and an open-source code” that anyone with an understanding of deep learning algorithms can operate.So, basically, we’re all screwed.Based on a GIF of the now-deleted Gadot video, I’m finding it hard to spot the flaws; Motherboard pointed out that “sometimes the face doesn’t track correctly,” and the clip summons an uncanny valley effect.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But at first glance, you’d never know the difference. And I’m willing to bet most of the people watching these forged films are not looking too closely at the screen.As deepfakes wrote on Reddit: “Horny men are simple creatures.”Over the last two months, they have posted porn videos simulating Maisie Williams, Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, and Taylor Swift—none of which are as convincing as the one featuring Gadot.(You don’t need eagle eyes to see that Williams’ and Johansson’s faces appear to be “slipping off” the original actor’s mug.)The anonymous creator (trying to “avoid public scrutiny,” according to Motherboard) runs software built on open-source library Keras, with TensorFlow backend. It is similar to an algorithm created by NVIDIA, “but with lots of tweaks here and there,” deepfakes said.NVIDIA recently developed a way of producing photo-quality, AI-generated human profiles—by using famous faces. Like deepfakes’ erotica, this approach opens the door to fraudulent scandals and possible lawsuits.That hasn’t stopped the pseudonymous Redditor, who recently boasted that “I made some of the most advanced celebrity fake porns.”Trained on celebrity samples (pulled from Google image search, stock photos, and YouTube clips) and pornography, deepfakes’ neural network learns enough to semi-convincingly manipulate video—with some human intervention.“AI/ML [artificial intelligence/machine learning] will change everything in the near future. I think it’s important to educate people understand the issue,” they wrote in a recent Reddit post. “On the other hand, you don’t know how many comments and messages in my inbox: some pure happiness there.” Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more