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You've been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry

24 days ago   |   By Fast Company

This developing branch of synthetic media technology has commercial applications-but also has the potential to disrupt elections and spread disinformation.
In Russian novelist Victor Pelevin's cyberpunk novel, Homo Zapiens, a poet named Babylen Tatarsky is recruited by an old college buddy to be an advertising copywriter in Moscow amid post-Soviet Russia's economic collapse. With a talent for clever wordplay, Tatarsky quickly climbs the corporate ladder, where he discovers that politicians like then-Russian president Boris Yeltsin and major political events are, in fact, virtual...
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