Deepfakes are an AI driven phenomena that have the potential to challenge a deeply held belief that “seeing is believing.” The AI needed to create a deepfake is substantial—a face must be recognized; properly segmented and labelled; tracked while moving and talking; remapped to another face or body; appropriately lit, and transferred into the new, fake scene. But this “sophisticated” AI is available to everyday consumers as an amusement in free apps. One of the most popular, Reface, allows for animation of still photos, face swaps with existing video, and animation with popular music tracks.

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RefaceAI, Reface, 2020, video