First of all this video is INCREDIBLE! While Deepfakes may be used negatively. We have recently seen online a fantastic use of DeepFakes!

Even if it is a little freaky, this DeepFake can be shown how it can be used for good….I guess?

It comes from the YouTube channel Jim Meskimen an impressionist and YouTuber. He wrote a poem and performed it in different voices. The twist?

In each different voice, the persons face was superimposed in incredible detail to his own face. While, his impressions are very very believable so if they were cut up into short clips. As outside of this piece, you could be forgiven to be thinking that they were said by the actors themselves! Jim’s impressions are very very good! Consequently, coupled with DeepFake technology this could revolutionise the impressionist community!

So who did he impersonate? Check out below are the actors that Jim impersonated:

  • John Malkovich
  • Colin Firth
  •  Robert Deniro
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  •  Nick Offerman
  •  George Clooney
  • Christopher Walken
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Dr. Phil
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Joe Pesci
  • Jack Nicholson
  • George W. Bush
  • Ian McKellen
  • Ron Howard
  •  Robin Williams

Question Time

So, we throw the question out to you. Does this version of DeepFake technology show how it can be used for good? However, does it also show that it could be used negatively? Where can DeepFake technology be used? While, can it ever be used for good? Furthermore is DeepFake technology just something that should never be used, will it always be used negatively?

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