President Obama's message, "Stay Woke, ******"

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#1 Edited by Serraph105 (32427 posts) -

I didn't know if this had been discussed here yet, but Jordan Peele has released a video showing how technology can now be used to make people look like they are saying literally anything. One of the potential consequences of this is that politicians will soon be able to discredit true videos of people or themselves doing/saying things as "fake news" and be fairly credible in doing so.

Here's the video.

https://gizmodo.com/jordan-peele-uses-machine-learning-tools-to-make-a-fake-1825344225

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#2 Edited by deactivated-5b173a489ba56 (367 posts) -
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stay woke

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#3 Posted by Horgen (117884 posts) -

The teeth are odd...

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#4 Posted by joebones5000 (1818 posts) -

Mouth movements are off

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#5 Posted by mrbojangles25 (41226 posts) -

@horgen said:

The teeth are odd...

@joebones5000 said:

Mouth movements are off

Yeah it's like they don't sync up 100%. If he is trying to scare us, it didn't work :P

Also, it's a good impersonation, but not great. Maybe in a few years the tech will be perfect, like Mission Impossible patch-on-the-throat voice-sampling-the-bad-dude perfect.

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#6 Posted by Serraph105 (32427 posts) -

@mrbojangles25: I think the fear is that in a few years this tech will have improved significantly making it near impossible to tell what's actually real.

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#7 Edited by Serraph105 (32427 posts) -

Did you gamespot mods really just censor the president?! :P

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#8 Posted by KittenNose (2456 posts) -
@Serraph105 said:

@mrbojangles25: I think the fear is that in a few years this tech will have improved significantly making it near impossible to tell what's actually real.

Given that in politics we only get video of staged events, I would say we are already there. The fact that there is going to be convincing video of the next president kicking babies doesn't seem to change much.

Heck, the entire theme of the video is kind of dystopian. It is a fake video telling you that you need to put more faith in the folks who are going to have the budget to fake videos. Established, trusted names like Buzzfeed.

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#9 Posted by Horgen (117884 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:

Did you gamespot mods really just censor the president?! :P

Yes... :P

@Serraph105 said:

@mrbojangles25: I think the fear is that in a few years this tech will have improved significantly making it near impossible to tell what's actually real.

That's pretty much it.

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#10 Posted by N64DD (10190 posts) -

Technology has brought back the Wild West aspect to things.

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#11 Posted by mattbbpl (15619 posts) -

People have a hard time changing still images that can't be disproven, so these should still be able to be verified for quite some time.

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#13 Posted by MirkoS77 (13092 posts) -

@Horgen

Did someone delete my comment or something? I could’ve sworn I replied to this topic.

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#14 Posted by stuff238 (3160 posts) -

I just assume all news is fake anyway. Makes life easier.

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#15 Posted by Mikey132 (5144 posts) -

@stuff238: That's an option? Next you're going to tell me there making more Rosanne episodes, followed by Married with Children.

Al Bundy is what America really needs right now. Toilet humor to jostle the seriousness out of progressives. But sadly I assume, that will take a grave.

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#16 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19394 posts) -

This knowledge could also be used to discredit leaks that might actually be creditable.

Works both ways.

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#17 Posted by deactivated-5b19214ec908b (25072 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet: True. We've already got Trump and his supporters denying that he said stuff he clearly said.

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#18 Posted by Horgen (117884 posts) -

@MirkoS77: Read PM

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#19 Posted by Jacanuk (15118 posts) -

Technology today lol

But nice meme with a fake president.

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#20 Posted by TryIt (9241 posts) -
@Jacanuk said:

Technology today lol

But nice meme with a fake president.

wow! keeping it classy I seee

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#21 Edited by Jacanuk (15118 posts) -

@tryit said:
@Jacanuk said:

Technology today lol

But nice meme with a fake president.

wow! keeping it classy I seee

What are you on about now? (even though i know the answer)

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#22 Posted by Needhealing (1690 posts) -

@stormcast said:
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wtf did i just watch