Deepfake: Tom Cruise, is it him or isn't he? (Spoiler: no)

Deepfake: Tom Cruise, is it him or isn't he? (Spoiler: no)


How far has the technology behind deepfakes gone? Go ahead, very far, taking as an example the one that reproduces Tom Cruise shared by the @deeptomcruise account on TikTok. Without this premise, it is difficult to think that it is not the famous actor, but a reproduction of him generated by artificial intelligence algorithms.

Tom Cruise's deepfake too realistic

altered nature of the film could be the voice, similar to that of the star, but not identical. The result is still surprising, especially when you consider that it was a single user of a social network who took care of it.

@deeptomcruise Sports! ♬ original sound - Tom

The big groups of the hi-tech world, starting with Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, have already put in place various kinds of initiatives with the aim of countering the phenomenon or at least limit potential abuse. In the wrong hands, such a system could in fact become a weapon in the service of disinformation.

However, not all uses of deepfakes have malicious purposes. Musician Steven Wilson recently turned to technology for the video of his new single SELF, taking on the form of Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Mark Zuckerberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Downey Jr, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and even in minutes. by Scarlett Johansson.

Source: The Daily Beast

This Tom Cruise deepfake looks like the real Tom Cruise

A user on Twitter posted a TikTok with Tom Cruise in it. Fun Fact: If you see the video that I will attach below, he will most definitely look like Tom Cruise than even Tom Cruise himself. And eerily enough, he is not the real Tom Cruise, but a deepfake create using AI. It looks so real that it won’t be possible to distinguish between them if not specifically mentioned. This also creates fear and paranoia about how deadly AI could be in the future. If it can impersonate anyone so realistically, it will be more than easy to commit crimes or spread propaganda.

See this video of Tom Cruise?

Well, it’s not Tom Cruise.

It’s AI generated synthetic media that portrays Tom Cruise onto a TikTok user using Deepfakes.

Seeing is no longer believing.

— Mckay Wrigley (@mckaywrigley) February 25, 2021

More on the deepfake of Tom Cruise

Deepfakes are not something new, and they have gotten wildly better with time. Also, if you check out the attention to detail in this video, it is significant. When Tom falls in the video, you can clearly see his shadow in the table glass. And that creates an even realistic feeling in the video. This was also pointed out by a user on Twitter.

Tom Cruise

Is it the real Tom Cruise?

I am concerned, along with everyone else that has seen this video. If deepfakes become so real, it will become practically impossible for the naked eye to distinguish between them. It will also lead to the possible denying of real events in the name of deepfake. One of the most concerning ways that it can be used is to spread political propaganda and create hate on social media. As that is one place where users won’t easily be able to tell the difference.

There are many other videos in the past too that have left users speechless regarding the capability of Deepfakes. This could result in the future where seeing something with your own eyes doesn’t mean that it’s real. We should really focus on creating ways that can be used to detect Deepfakes, and most importantly, it should be used in social media platforms. So it cannot be used to create false propaganda on the web.

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