By Mikael Thalen | 30 January 2019
THE DAILY DOT — While the nation grapples with concerns over the spread of inaccurate and deceptive information online, deepfakes — videos in which an individual’s face is superimposed onto another — continue to advance at a quickening pace.
Now, the new ones are downright terrifying.
What are deepfakes?
The technology, which relies on machine learning and artificial intelligence, was once largely relegated to researchers at prestigious universities. But over the past few years, a growing online community has democratized the practice, bringing powerful and easy-to-use tools to the masses.